April 4, 2013

Glad you checked in here — Stay Tuned! (last edited July 26, 2021)

Barbara taught two Intensive workshop series in Winnipeg & Kenora, Canada in 2019 and then 6 Tools for Harmony Within Diversity & 3 Deep Compassionate Listening workshops in Eugene.   During Spring and Summer 2020 Barbara has been teaching Friendly Clinics, Micro-communication Series, Tools for Harmony Within Diversity, Weekly “Friendly Clinics” (pre-requisite Tools) and Justice-With-Healing workshops!

Further current 2021 information can sometimes be found at the Center for Dialogue & Resolution (lanecdr.org).

I’ve been teaching more workshops through invitations from organizations or consultations than usual…

  1. Tools for Harmony Within Diversity: Understanding My Own and Other’s Gifts and Strengths (Friendly Style Profile)
  2. Micro-communications skills, especially Deep Compassionate Listening (micro-Paraphrasing)
  3.  Some Innovative group facilitation models including The Date’ Discernment Circle, Collaborative Partnering, Role Clarification and a type of “restorative justice” model which now goes by “Justice-With-Healing” (This latter workshop inaugural Zoom presentation was held on May 1, 2020 with repeat sessions Summer 2020 and by request. The next Justice-With-Healing is Saturday, August 8, 2020 10 am (Pacific). We hope to “take it on the road” by Spring 2021 in the meantime we will continue to host it on Zoom on request. Check with Lanecdr.org for some workshop dates.

Contact me via email for detailed information (or to set a phone call, Zoom or meeting):  paxdate@gmail.com



September 9, 2011

ANNOUNCEMENT: A “HOT” new one hour workshop on Increasing Self-Care… Creating my own Pleaser’s List (offered at various times and on request). The inaugural workshop last Friday was given affirmations…

As an educator and consultant I teach regular and intensive courses, seminars, and workshops and provide skill development training, coaching, and mentoring in interpersonal and small group relationships in daily life and/or in challenging situations.

Three areas of skill development include:

  1. Tools for Harmony Within Diversity:  Understanding one’s own and others cultural and individual differences in Calm and Storm [utilizing the Friendly Style Profile from Friendly Press]
  2. Micro-Communication Skills (Friendly Press’ MasterSkills: Agreement Stating, Preference Stating, Purpose Stating, Posture of Puzzlement and Spirit of Inquiry, Deep Compassionate Listening and Impact Preview using all the skills)
  3. Some Innovative Procedures (for building healthy relationships and healing & reconciling broken relationships via Impact Preview, Collaborative Partnering, Collaborative Parenting, Role Clarification, Neutralizing History, the Daté Discernment Circle, and the Justice-With-Healing model, among others)
  4. Misc. Skill development: a) Friendly Clinics (prerequisite: Tools for Harmony Within Diversity anytime in last decades, 2 hour workshops) b) Self-Care: Pleaser’s List (1 hour), c) Impact Clinics (monitoring & review of generic skill development in previous workshops, 90 minutes)

I have worked closely with the Center for Dialogue & Resolution staff & volunteers (in Lane County at Lanecdr.org)  (formerly Community Mediation Services), Eugene, Oregon and provide some training and contracts through CDR.

My next 2 open/public Friendly Style Profile “Tools for Harmony Within Diversity” (8 hour Zoom workshop) will be held 4+ hours on a Friday for Part 1 and 4+ hours on either Saturday  or about a week later for Part 2.   REGISTER via lanecdr.org for these workshops (complete assignments about 4 – 8 days before the Tools workshops).

PLEASE CHECK the Events & Workshop pages for updated Zoom workshop information.  Perhaps we will see each other soon!

WHAT’S NEXT:                                                                                                              If you are seeking a brave place to Listen & Share, we’ll be setting up sessions possibly Sundays 1 pm – 3 pm (Pacific) (or other slots “by request”) utilizing the Date’ Discernment Circle (which many of you are familiar with) both tending to our hearts and minds as well as a bit of further skill development/coaching.

Look for 2 Podcast interviews of me with Anna Lisa Gross on the topic of “Speak the Truth to Power” (this week on Messenger radio podcast) and (also for Brethren young adults) on  Dunkerpunks “When I realized I was a “leader”…” available March 2021.  Also I was invited to coauthor a feature article for the Fellowship of Reconciliation magazine on the topic of what the English word “Crisis” brings to us at this juncture…(forusa.org)

CONTACT ME best via paxdate@gmail.com  (also to set up phone, FaceTime, WhatsAp or Zoom)

In the meantime, take especially good care of yourself and your Dear Ones! Barbara

Last edited: 1/5/21                               (Eugene, Oregon USA)


My colleague, Janet E. Mitchell announced her new practice and new website, https://lnkd.in/eEyt94y, and Facebook page, Janet Mitchell Mediator, LLC.


Janet & I have taught workshops together and I commend her with no reservations. Feel free to check with me if you have further questions before contacting her.