In addition to facilitating conflict resolution training workshops, Dr. Borris does actual facilitation in holding peace dialogues which can also be part of a forgiveness training program.
Schools of Forgiveness and Reconciliation – Teaching Individuals How to Forgive
The objective of this program is to teach participants essential skills in forgiveness and reconciliation. This includes healing domestic and political violence. The premise is that if we do not heal from our psychological wounds, victims have a higher likelihood of becoming perpetrators of crime in the future. The goals of the program are as follows:
- Engage in a healing process by sharing their stories and developing skills to transform their narratives.
- Learn how to work with their difficult emotions and see their situation in a different perspective, enabling them to change their perception of the situation thus giving a different meaning as to what has happened resulting in greater peace of mind.
- Learn conflict resolution skills supporting the process of forgiveness.
- Re-enforce capacities for conflict mitigation and transformation to build a promising peaceful society
The conflict resolution training program is designed according to the needs of the client. The basic training program can include:
- A basic understanding of the causes of conflict
- Developing skills in facilitation dialogues
- Learning mediation and negotiation skills
Custom programs are offered that focus on the needs of the client. These programs can be a combination of a variety of conflict resolution skills, and shorter versions of forgiveness training and reconciliation programs. Custom programs can also include specifically working to empower women especially in the political arena.
Consulting programs focus on how to develop a political forgiveness process within a community or nation. This can include developing forgiveness programs for individual healing or helping communities set up their own programs taking into consideration their unique history and indigenous traditions.
If you are looking for an inspirational speaker you will want to hear Dr. Borris. She speaks on forgiveness from the personal to the political which will uplift your spirit, open your heart and inspire you. No one leaves her session untouched!