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An Introduction to the Emotional Foundations of Restorative Practices: 

The Psychology of Emotion in Restorative Practice

Workshops from 2 hours

to a full day


To book this workshop please contact Bill Hansberry

This workshop, which can be from 2-hour to a whole day, aims to take any restorative practitioner to a deeper level of understanding about the emotional dynamics of Restorative Practices.


Participants are introduced to Affect Script Psychology (after Tomkins) as they examine the importance of shame and humiliation as either a helper or hindrance to reconnecting people in the wake of harm or conflict.


A fictional case study about Bradley, a young man with learning disabilities and a long history of shame-based behavioural disturbances, will be used to contextualise our learning. Bradley's responses to a moment of social disconnection will be examined through a model called 'The Compass of Shame' (Nathanson).


This highly popular workshop holds groups spellbound as they learn more about the biologically hardwired affects that run the motivational systems of all human beings.


“An engaging presentation, hands on and direct. Bill was excellent as a facilitator.”


Head of House - Mount Carmel College SA.

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