Discover the power of reconciliation

A four-step process loosely based on Bishop Desmond Tutu’s “Book of Forgiving”. This process offers four steps to help participants move from oppression and anger to healing and creating new paths for the future.

  • Session One “Tell the Story
  • Session Two “Name the Hurt
  • Session Three “Grant Forgiveness
  • Session Four “Reconciliation

The format includes four two-hour sessions with a maximum of 25 participants per session. Two‑hour sessions are preferred, but time variances may be expected due to group size and needs. Sessions are offered both in live workshops and through a virtual format. Our goal is to meet the need for the honest communication so that we may live together in harmony. Click below to explore the reconciliation services we provide, or discover how to create your own. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your group.

Session One: Tell The Story
We each have stories about our perspectives of race. The process focuses on creating a safe place so that all stories can be told. No matter how much discomfort we feel, it is important to allow each person to tell the story from their point of view.

 

Session Two: Name the Hurt
Once the story is told, we have to identify and pinpoint where the hurt comes from. To only identify the anger doesn’t go deep enough to see how we are hurt and how that impacts our ability to trust and have confidence in ourselves.

 

Session Three: Grant Forgiveness
Once we have heard the stories and identified the hurt, a space is created to let forgiveness begin. This may be a choice that some choose to not make. For those who can take this courageous step, reconciliation can then begin.

 

Session Four: Reconciliation
If the group has decided on a commitment of honesty, transparency, and empathy, then they can begin the process of taking concrete steps to renew and strengthen their relationships and your organization as a whole. This is your organization; you create where we go from here.

Possibilities is happy to work with you to create specialized reconciliation sessions for your group’s needs. Customizations could include, but are not limited to:

  • Conflict Reconciliation (workplace, family, organizational)
  • Political Reconciliation
  • Religious Reconciliation
  • Gender Inequity Reconciliation