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
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 •
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Specific Storytelling Listening Engaging;
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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