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Extending Empathy Central St Martins UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, LONDON 8th July 2015 Michael Kearns


For Restorative Practice to be explicit it should incorporate all of the following: •

Social Discipline Window

Fair Process

Restorative Questions/language

Free Expression of Emotions

*International Institute for Restorative Practices


Fair Process -The Central Idea

‘….individuals are most likely to trust and cooperate freely with systems - whether they themselves win or lose by those systems - when fair process is observed.’

Kim & Mauborgne, Harvard Business Review, July – August 1997


Fair Process is; • Engagement - involving all participants in the process. • Explanation – to gain shared understanding. • Clarity of expectation - a clear vision for the future.


Fair Process means; • Treating each person equally, justly and appropriately. • Giving others a firm belief that something will happen. • Building a state or quality of truth. • Consistently following the same pattern or style.


What does it do? • Fair process builds trust and commitment. • Trust and commitment produce voluntary co-operation. • Voluntary co-operation allows participants to go that extra distance. • Gives all the opportunity to reach a shared understanding and apply creativity in identifying solutions.


Facilitated Dialogue •

is;

Leads to;

• • • •

Specific Storytelling Listening Engaging;

• • • •

Involvement Co-operation Engagement Collaboration

(O’Connell, T. 2015) Real Justice.au


Creating • • • • •

Reflection Empathy Learning A better sense of self Ability to make better choices;

• Creating effective resonance with others…


And on the subject of resonance; Can Music Act as an Instrument for Empathy? Introducing:

Louise Raven-Tiemele Restorative Justice Practitioner and singing workshop leader

Michael empathy