Creating a Listening Community: Introduction to Restorative Circles
Listening is often more difficult when conflict arises between us. Come
experience some of the ways we listen to “the other” when conflict arises.
Sarah-Elizabeth Anderson, a member of UU Church of Concord, NH, will
share lessons from her journey as Restorative Circles Facilitator in their
community. As we cultivate listening skills, our community has
strengthened our decision making processes, and reduced conflict. Since
2008 the UU Church of Concord, NH has practiced holding Restorative
Circle (RC) conversations when conflict arises among community
members. The practice of reflective listening creates understanding and
bring down the walls that keep us apart when conflict arises. Join us on this
Sarah-Elizabeth’s life is focused on creating harmony, peace and beauty
within individuals and in communities. Sarah-Elizabeth is a Facilitator of
Restorative Circles and former Chair of the Restorative Circles Facilitator
Team at the UU Church of Concord, NH. She leads Restorative Circles
Facilitator Trainings for communities across New England. Sarah-Elizabeth
is a NH licensed massage therapist, with a private practice in Concord. She
is the mother of two teenagers and leads the Dances of Universal Peace.
Sarah-Elizabeth holds an AB degree from the University of Chicago, an MA
degree in Education from Teacher’s College of Columbia University, and a
Certificate in Massage Therapy from New Hampshire Community Technical
College in Nashua, NH. She is a Certified in Zero Balancing.