It's a movement that seeks to improve good relationships, respect individuality and restore a sense of community in an increasingly disconnected world.
Mission: restoring a relationship with yourself
Restorative counselling and biography therapy is a hybrid approach that provides a safe, therapeutic process for self-inquiry. It strengthens the inner capacities you already have and builds on new ones to open a doorway to a future of creative living.
Mission: renewing relationships between couples, friendships and business partners
Conflict is a normal part of life. Restorative mediation is a social and emotional learning process that helps repair misunderstandings to better interact with your partners, friends, or colleagues when a breakdown has occurred. It provides tools to identify the rhythms of change in your relationship to meet the demands of a shared future together.
Small organisation renewal
Mission: rebuilding relationships with administrative teams
Restorative mediation repairs fractures that occur when we work together. It differs from traditional conflict resolution because it emphasises community building instead of everyone getting what they want. A restorative process occurs when it is acknowledged that a dispute exists, everyone can share how they experienced it, and all parties work together to make things right and rebuild trust.
Mission: Connecting with families, staff and students
Restorative practice empowers students or members in a school community to take ownership of the educational experience and take responsibility for behaviours. Simply put, to institute restorative practice in schools is to believe that decisions are best made and that conflicts are best resolved by those directly involved.
Mission: Providing mental health safety
Understanding Mental Health is an organisational professional development training. It is beneficial for students, staff and administration in schools and businesses. Two-hour to full-day sessions are available.
Sandra is on a mission to bring a new way of relating that engenders respect, equality and honest conversation.
Sandra is a qualified counsellor and educator with over 25 years of experience in mental health as a therapist, writer, and adult educator. She has been a member of the Australian Counselling Association since 2004 and Restorative Practice International. Sandra provides clinical supervision and is a VET tutor in Community Services at the Byron Community College. In 2019, she trained in restorative practice and has integrated it into her counselling practice, teaching and professional development workshops ever since. In the spirit of true community, Sandra may be assisted by qualified colleagues to work in a team with your organisations or school.