Women and Men
We invite you to make a positive difference participating in the
everyday peacemaking that is fundamental to our planet - the communication
between women and men.
Beneath the surface of many world problems lies
a core of misunderstanding and often mistrust between women and men. It begins
with the ways we teach our children, and continues to manifest in the attitudes
and behaviors of the leaders who influence families, communities and nations.
When enough of us know how to use our natural passion for healing instead of
hurting, we will see changes in the generations to come.
Peacemaking: Women and Men was developed to go beyond past patterns of relating
by honoring the strengths and natural wisdom each gender has to offer. These
workshops are not therapy and do not focus on individual relationships. They do
emphasize new communication skills, genuine practiced listening, and active
dialogue. By creating new models of cooperation and leadership between and
within the sexes, we can move towards the 21st century as
This three-step workshop process leads towards
accreditation so that men and women can initiate and co-lead Essential
Peacemaking workshops in their own communities, nations, and throughout the
The One-Day Gathering During this eight-hour workshop, you
will learn skills in collaborative communication and have the opportunity to
practice those skills in both single-gender and mixed-gender processes. The
One-Day Gathering is complete in itself, and, if you choose, is the first step
The Two-Day Training This training expands and deepens the
work begun in the One-Day Gatherings with emphasis on individual and small
group exploration. Through simple, yet powerful exercises you will have the
opportunity to share with men and women the strengths and wisdom of your
gender. In this workshop you will also take steps towards understanding what is
needed to become an effective co-leader.
Advanced Three-Day Training This training prepares you to
become an accredited facilitator of the One-Day Gatherings. It is an
opportunity for participants to develop tools for healing and facilitation
skills that deepen the exploration of personal and planetary male/female
conflict. Certification is based on approval of the Three-day training team.
| At the heart of this program is the philosophy that
ordinary people have the caring and capability to gather small groups of women
and men together to share with each other in deep and meaningful ways, freeing
us to become powerful partners in global leadership.
Essential Peacemaking/Women and Men, begun in 1989, is now offered
by over 400 Accredited Facilitators throughout North and South America,
Europe and Asia. Here are links to some
If your are interested in attending an Essential Peacemaking/Women & Men
event in your area, here is a link to some of
those that are scheduled this year around the country and the world.
This list is updated regularly. I hope you can make it to one, or contact a
coordinator and bring an event to your area. Many trained facilitators are more
than willing to travel.