What we do

We provide facilitation and training to resolve conflicts, prevent violence and support multicultural societies. We work with teams, organisations, conferences, think-tanks, community forums, and long-term projects of post-war recovery. Forums run from 3 hours to 5 days or a series over years. We also provide team building or alternative dispute resolution facilitation and training within organisations, have an annual modular ‘facilitation for leaders’ programme, and publish.

 

Why

Everyone is familiar with being easily taken into polarised conflict. Even organisations devoted to community development and humanitarian aid are readily blocked by conflict. Yet people are innately able to dialogue and transform conflict to prevent violence. This includes awareness of our relationships and power dynamics through history, our diversity and how to move forward as multicultural societies. We facilitate people to interact and gain awareness around these topics and so shape a creative future together.
We’ve seen individuals and communities transform – less easily swept up into polarised positions, or even wide scale violence. They connect to their personal and collective histories, and to something deeper than our differences, leading to needed collaborations, across groups and sectors of society.

Conflicts’ many levels

Conflicts are both local (specific to a region), and ‘non-local’, which means the polarised roles in a conflict manifest at different levels – within an individual, relationship, organisation, society and globally. Rather than thinking of conflict as ‘out there’ and on TV, or as only the other guy’s fault, we can therefore work with conflicts at many levels. This helps people to recognise their participation in problems, and their leadership in making a difference.

CFOR’s contribution

Our contribution to the field of international development, peace studies and conflict resolution, is our focus on the transformative potential of increased awareness. Our background is in working with systemic and psychological dynamics. Our methods are ‘Worldwork’, the application of Arnold Mindell’s Process Oriented Psychology to collective processes and conflict facilitation.

CFOR is an NGO and UK registered charity

Visit our 'Donations' page. UK Donations are tax deductible.
Email us at admin@cfor.info from USA and other countries.
Your donation is welcome and much appreciated.
Company number:     6302212
Registered Charity:    1148661

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Upcoming Training Courses

The Spirit of Practice: Worldwork Facilitation for our Times [Flyer]
Autumn Intensive in London
October 12-17, 2018

Annual Facilitation for Leaders course [Flyer]
Modular Training Course in London
2018 - 2019

CFOR follow-up courses [Flyer]
Worldwork Series and Dojo in London
Various dates in 2018 and 2019 (please consult the flyer)

Please contact admin@cfor.info for applications or any questions.

Events and News

Seminar with Arlene and Jean-Claude Audergon

Jean-Claude and Arlene Audergon are giving a 2 day seminar in Bonn, Germany on October 26 and 27 2018: "Inner Work as pathway to your inner and outer world". You can find the flyer here.

Seminar with Arnold and Amy Mindell

Your Dreams, Body and Dreambody’s Message for our World: Arnold and Amy Mindell at the C.G. Jung Club, London, 27 & 28 April 2019 (Saturday and Sunday), from 10.00 – 5.30. See the flyer here.

Film

Watch the episode ‘Perpetrators and Youth’, a part of the new CFOR film series, ‘Stopping the World: Worldwork in Rwanda’.

USA - Montgomery Alabama

We visited the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum.
See Arlene's blogpost: 
'Back in the USA' - Bryan Stevenson's contribution to our needed conversation about Truth and Reconciliation 

Film

Watch the excerpt from 'For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda':View 4.5 min short video

Watch the full Documentary 'For the Next Generation: Worldwork in Rwanda':

Publications

Recent article: ‘Contribution of worldwork methodology for violence prevention and community recovery after mass violence: An example from Rwanda’, in Psychotherapy and Politics International, John Wiley and Sons. [ Click Here ]

Newsletter

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Contact us

To ask questions or to discuss an event, training, or other ways to get involved with CFOR. [ Email ]

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