Dominic's main web page in English: http://www.restorativecircles.org
https://vimeo.com/9719525 - Intro to restorative circles
https://vimeo.com/10778141 - Freedom of speech, "fight rooms"
Fight Rooms - Dedicated Spaces for Resolving Conflicts
Dominic Barter on Empathy
Including restorative circles
|Personal Note from Paul
I met Dominic in 2016 while I was doing writing, research and volunteer work in Brazil. Even with his very busy and active schedule, he somehow found time to help me in the middle of a very low period in my life. I feel very appreciative of him for this. I felt cared about, empathized with, understood, heard, seen, respected, taken seriously, valued.
I had seen some videos of Dominic a few years earlier. I was impressed by the work he was doing with something he calls "Restorative Circles." I became more impressed by him as I became more familiar with him and his work.
interactions with him were mostly related to the topic of
something called "Non-Violent Communication" or
NVC. I will describe this as large social experiment and
ongoing research project focussed on the prevention of
violence in all forms, and the promotion of acceptance,
inclusion, caring, empathy, compassion, cooperation,
respect, and understanding. Dominic uses the principles
of NVC in his work with Restorative Circles.
From what I know, Dominic has never charged for his work. Instead he lives only by donations, which he even shares with those who are in financial need. He has even developed something he calls the "money pile" which he uses to move money around in a collaborative way to those who need it. I was fascinated and inspired by seeing this process.
I am usually a very
skeptical person but since I first saw a video of
Dominic, I have never had a suspicious or skeptical
feeling about him, nor have I questioned his integrity.
Meeting him in person and spending time with him has only
increased my admiration and respect for him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljgJ8w07S_U - Dominic Barter Curso Básico Comunicação Não-Violenta (CNV) Curitiba maio/2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OsKU5dPDB8 - Palestra sobre Justiça Restaurativa com Dominic Barter