Mediation Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
16-23 June 2018

“Shifting the Focus from Mediating the Problem to Mediating the Moment.”


The Tuscany retreat is more content driven than your advertisement suggests. It is probing, thoughtful, enriching, and forces reflective thought on all aspects of tangible and intangible Mediator skills

Sandra Clemons, MA Tampa Florida USA,

I really found the workshop to be greatly beneficial although the approach to teaching was different to what I expected. It was a wonderful inclusive experience.

Nerida Child Dimasi, Doha, Qatar,

The retreat provides an opportunity for mediators to pause and reflect. It will focus on enhancing the fluid skills needed to facilitate a complex mediation and dispute resolution environment. They include:

  • the ability to remain present in the moment

  • intuition

  • managing the challenge of being an irritant

  • the use of time and space (Temporality, ‘The Third’, ‘The Field’)

  • and Meditation/Mindfulness

It is suitable for experienced and novice mediators as well as people working in general areas of conflict and peace building

Conducted in English with: Greg Rooney; Barbara Wilson; Margaret Ross who have each been practising mediators for more than 24 years working in a broad range of disputes.

The retreat fee is Australian $2,250 Approximately €1,528, £1,279, USD $1,691, DKK 11,367, CAD $2,196 and HKD 13,120 as at Jul 2016.

It includes all course materials, a welcome reception and meal on Saturday evening for participants and any of their accompanying partners, a long table Tuscan lunch for participants on each day of the workshop plus morning and afternoon coffee and refreshments. Accommodation for the week ranges from €775 down to €465. It is further reduced if you are willing to share an apartment with another participant.

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The retreat, at the Fattoria Lottavo, a family run winery in the Chianti region of Tuscany, Italy just South of Florence. Click the button below to view the venue website.

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