Make your next event incredible. Dr. Eileen Borris is a dynamic speaker & leadership coach. Dr. Borris delivers powerful content in a way you’ve got to see to believe including her latest presentation – Takes Two To Tango – which features the Argentine Tango as a metaphor to leadership training and the healing of nations. Live tango dancers, compelling video and music of the tango make these keynotes memorable.
Dr. Eileen Borris offers a wide range of knowledge on global politics, multi-track diplomacy and the healing of nations. Dr. Borris focuses on the impact of global terrorism, ethnic conflict, migration and integration of refugees, war and conflict, non-military approaches to conflict management, women’s rights, forgiveness, plus international law and politics. She is author of the best seller “Finding Forgiveness” and has addressed the United Nations General Assembly as a keynote speaker.
Since the 1980’s, Dr. Borris has worked internationally to help rebuild more than fifteen of the world’s most volatile and war-torn countries, including Liberia, Afghanistan, Georgia, Nepal, Pakistan, India, Israel, and the Occupied Territories. She specializes in international conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation dialogue, multi-track diplomacy, and peace building. Her many workshops and organizations have grown to encompass numerous activist and educational groups, religious and political leaders, and government officials–all engaged in spreading awareness and enlightening, through the creation of peace building initiatives.
In an address I was giving the other day as I was receiving the Athena Leadership award, I spoke about Irene Laure, an ordinary woman who did extraordinary things. Although forgiveness is probably the most difficult thing asked of us, if it is something that our heart truly wants even if it seems that aRead More
It would be so nice if when we told our painful stories of the past, all our suffering would magically disappear. Unfortunately it doesn’t happen like that. Many of us get stuck in the quagmire of our emotions not letting the ghosts of the past be in the past. How can we work through theseRead More
A grieving community tries to come to grips with the loss of 17 precious lives. Mourners come together to honor the victims as sadness clutches the face of so many people trying to make sense of what has happened. As tears wash the pain and sorrow felt in so many hearts, behind those brave facesRead More
Once we have reached Step Seven in the forgiveness process, we have come to a very special place. There are certain things we have come to realize about our minds and the way we think. We may have realized that in a sense we have operated from two minds – our ego self and ourRead More
As we continue our journey in learning how to forgive we finally come to a place where we deal with our pain. Pain can feel devastating. We may try to deny it or cover it up, sometimes using alcohol and drugs, but eventually, if we want to forgive we will have to learn how toRead More
Alexander Pope said it best: “To err is human, to forgive divine.” If you’ve ever been deeply hurt by someone or suffered through a painful ordeal, you know how hard it is to forgive and forget. Being able to forgive ourselves and one another is an essential element in developing healthy relationships in ourRead More
As you continue your forgiveness journey and have begun to work through your emotional pain we come to the step which entails changing our thinking about the situation. We have begun to heal our anger and guilt, which helps us to see things differently. Once we have learned the lessons our emotions want to teachRead More
In Step 4 of the forgiveness process the focus is on healing our guilt. Underneath your anger, you will find guilt. No one wants to be aware of their guilt and the possible shame that goes with it. Guilt is particularly hard to get in touch with and deal with. Guilt includes all those negativeRead More
Got anger? To be human is to have anger. It is an important emotion. Anger tells us that our circumstances need to change. IF we can’t let go of our anger it is also telling us that we need to change. This is the time when we get into the trenches of our emotions and haveRead More
Once you recognize the healing effect that forgiveness can have in your life and that revenge will not take your pain away, you are ready to take the next step in the forgiveness process. Step two is about telling your story to those you trust. You begin with what is inside of you rightRead More
This is an exciting day. You have decided that your emotional health and well-being is very important, and you are ready to take the first step in letting go of your emotional pain. As with any difficult emotional work it is important to have a strong and healthy emotional support network. Have people around youRead More
Relationships can be difficult and sometimes painful. We get hurt, are angry and sometimes these feelings turn into bitterness. But do these emotions get us what we want? Is there a better way to deal with our emotional burdens? This is what forgiveness is about. It helps us with our inner healing and is notRead More
The holidays are family time and for some, being with family can trigger stress and bring up issues of the past. Family ties are important so learning how to have healthier and happier relationships with family members can go a long way. Being able to forgive ourselves and one another is an essential element inRead More
The vote to reject the peace agreement with the FARC and the Colombian government has been compared to the fallout from the United Kingdom’s “Brexit” referendum. The rejection was totally unexpected and the failure to ratify the peace agreement has left Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the government of Colombia and the leadership of theRead More
His Holiness, the Dalai Lama with Mr. Richard Moore Dharamsala: It was a momentous day for the Tibetan Children’s Village School in Dharamsala as it hosted a talk entitled, “Freedom Through Forgiveness,” by the man who His Holiness, the Dalai Lama considers “not only his friend but also his hero.” It was also a veryRead More
Is there a Typical Homegrown Terrorist? Terrorism is like a cancer of the soul of humanity. It is metastasizing everywhere. This year we have seen what terrorism has done in Syria creating the world’s greatest refugee crisis and now we have seen terrorism in San Bernardino and most recently in Orlando, Florida. What prompts anRead More
Conflict Sensitive Journalism and Multi-Track Diplomacy Training Program Good journalism is difficult work during the best of times. However, when working in areas threatened by violent conflict journalists face greater difficulties including personal risk. This is evident around the world, most recently in Turkey where there are more journalists in prison than any other placeRead More
Scottsdale Based Author Tapped to Lead Discussion on Global Refugee Crisis Dr. Eileen Borris, author of the best-selling book, “Finding Forgiveness”(McGraw-Hill) with its Foreword by the Dalai Lama, began her journey defining political forgiveness more than 30 years ago. “It is impossible for everyone to come to Europe. Europe cannot host all refugees,” the DalaiRead More
As I began developing my book “Finding Forgiveness” into an audio book I was reminded of the words that His Holiness the Dalai Lama shared in writing the foreword for “Finding Forgiveness.” Because of the profoundness of what he said I would like to share some of his beautiful words. “In the course of ourRead More
As I was working on my upcoming book “The Power Of Forgiveness and the Healing of Nations,” I was thinking about what Senge and Goleman has written about “The Triple Focus” skill set and how it applies to the healing of nations. They describe a new approach to education which focuses on a triple focus skill set,Read More
While doing research on neuroscience and forgiveness I came across a very interesting article written by Tim Philips, executive director of Beyond Conflict, on neuroscience and the gun control debate. As we go into this election year gun control is a very hot topic. What struck me about the article was a recognition of theRead More
When confronted with violence and brutality many of us get overwhelmed with feelings of anger, hatred, fear, grief – feeling as though a cancer is spreading throughout humanity. It may feel as though humanity has plunged into the sea of darkness leaving us feel powerless and hopeless. There are many actions which will take placeRead More
How do the world leaders deal with terrorism? Clearly different strokes with different folks. President Obama, the King of Jordan, President Hollande and President Putin along with other leaders have been reacting to the attacks their countries face as a result of the actions of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram and Hamas. Just within the pastRead More
I always welcome opportunities to speak about forgiveness, something which is very near and dear to my heart. Tonight will be no exception. Because of my passion for the subject I have been writing and teaching about forgiveness for most of my adult life. This is what got me to write my first book FindingRead More
I am writing this post in response to the Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust post on LinkedIn written by Srgjan Kerim, President of the 62nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Thank you for writing such beautiful words of profound wisdom. We need to remember how easily words of intolerance, wordsRead More
What makes terrorists tick – a real understanding of what drives terror The Paris terrorist attacks have generated a wave of fear throughout the Western world. Fear has been compounded when it was discovered that at least one of the terrorists made his way to Paris using a Syrian passport and coming to the WestRead More
In 1935 Sinclair Lewis wrote the novel, It Can’t Happen Here,” which imagined fascism coming to the US. The protagonist is Buzz Windrip, a populist demagogue who promises “to make America a proud rich land again.” He punishes nations that defy him and raises wages while keeping prices very low. One cannot help but toRead More
Dr. Borris is a published author writing many articles including the bestselling book Finding Forgiveness: A 7 Step Program for Letting go of Anger and Bitterness, published by McGraw-Hill. She has appeared on numerous radio and television programs and has regularly lectured on topics concerning healing relationships, forgiveness, cross-cultural communication and leadership.