About this Event
The F-Word: Exploring Forgiveness (Register by clicking on the workshop title!)
Forgiveness is not a required component of restorative justice, but how can we help talk about it when it is a part of our own or our client’s experience?
In this hands-on workshop, group activities, story-telling and personal reflection exercises are designed to connect each person to his or her own story and their work with people affected by crime to explore forgiveness. A circle format enables all participants to share equally and also offers transferable tools that practitioners can use when working with clients coping with harm, victimization and offending.
Participants are invited to explore some common misconceptions about forgiveness, understand for themselves what it means and doesn’t mean, the role of apology, what self-forgiveness is about, and what to do in situations without remorse or the potential for dialogue.
Shannon also shares her personal story. She tells the story of her husband’s arrest, trial, sentencing, and the insights she gained about justice, healing and the relationship between the two as she struggled to triumph over tragedy.
Coffee & lunch will be provided!
- 10-10:30am: Coffee & Networking
- 10:30-12pm: Presentation
- 12-12:45pm: Lunch
- 12:45-4pm: Presentation
Event co-sponsored by John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, Street Culture Project, United Way Regina, and YWCA Regina.