I've been pushing you pretty hard at this restorative practice thing for over two years now. Well, not too hard hopefully. With any luck you've experienced some little degree of support along the way. Ok, the good news is, it's time to take the day off. You've earned it. In fact, even if you haven't earned it, take the day off anyway. All work and no play and all that. Most of you, hopefully, don't actually need an invitation to do this. Hopefully you know to do this already, which is great. (Btw, if you're too good at this relaxing however, please stop reading this particular blog now, and just focus on any other one but this this one. All play and no work is not a good way to be either). If you're anything like me though, and especially if you're looking for RP to improve your work and relationships and have been working hard already, please STOP for a while! You may not want to. You may not think you should. You might be thinking "I'll just sneak in a little more reading here". Or, "as soon as I understand this part, then I'll relax". In which case, you definitely need the break. Here's why:
I'm going to keep this deliberately short. QED.
That's Restorative Practice too
My name is Joe Power and I am the RP development officer for Limerick. I also work for a restorative justice project. I thought I would write about my experiences in developing my own understanding of RP/RJ, as well as in trying to spread it across Limerick. The reason for this is that I find that both my own and other people's experiences are remarkably similar and there could well be some opportunity for others to benefit from these thoughts (or ramblings!!). Anyway I hope you gain something from it.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.