RJ & Aging: Forgiveness & Grieving
Facilitated and Sponsored by the DC Peace Team

Date: March 30th, 7:00-8:30 pm EST
Location: ONLINE (Zoom link provided about 24 hrs. before the session)**
For questions contact Sal Corbin at sal.corbin@yahoo.com

We will explore the broad and deep topic of aging through a restorative practice lens. Session 1 explored practical aspects of aging and passing which often are not ready to tackle. Session 2 considered the challenges and complications of the aging process, particularly affecting family and friends i.e. health, money, rapid decline, slow decline, etc. Session 3 explored family dynamics and managing conflict when members differ on how matters should be handled. Session 4 will explore forgiveness and grief. What does forgiving others and ourselves entail? How do we make space and manage grief?

This session will explore the natural feelings and expressions of grief and the very difficult process of forgiving. Often we hold onto our hurt for extended periods of time in order to feel justified in our responses, making forgiveness a challenging notion to achieve. This space we will help identify steps to letting go and how to support others in this process.

Potential Objectives:
     1. Reflect on connections between aging, restorative practices, and connection
     2. Engage together in communicative practices  
     3. Share experiences of personal practices regarding aging

Payment is a sliding scale of $25-$50 to support our work and help us better serve the community.  And, participation matters to us! You are enthusiastically welcomed to join even if you are unable or unwilling to give money at this time.

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This training is provided by the DC Peace Team, which empowers ordinary civilians to increasingly serve their communities particularly as nonviolent peacekeepers, and by extension as peacemakers and peacebuilders. The DC Peace Team lives this mission by deploying unarmed civilian protection and accompaniment units, providing training in various nonviolent skills, and facilitating dialogues and restorative justice approaches.
For more information about the DC Peace Team, please visit our website at www.dcpeaceteam.com


Sal Corbin offers training in Active Bystander Intervention, Restorative Justice, Unarmed Civilian Protection and conflict mediation. He worked for 15 years in academia as a Psychology Professor before transitioning to nonprofit work. He has done Workforce Development training and program management and is a Training Coordinator for the Maryland Harm Reduction Institute. His vision is to help others build and maintain healthy relationships, with conflict transformation as the primary focus. His extensive background in leadership facilitation supports his efforts to keep showing up and sharing.

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