Mediation Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
15-22 June 2019

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


An outstanding, interactive retreat. The variety of activities offered to the participants are varied and eclipse those that are offered in most other trainings

Dr Peter Maida, Washington DC, USA,

I am very glad to have participated in this retreat. The variety of approaches have allowed a deep reflection on my practice of mediation and especially a reflection of my presence in mediation.

Nathalie Croteau, Montreal, Canada,

I had no expectations of this event! Little did I know when I booked how important this would be for me and how much I would gain.  Each offered a part of ourselves to produce a collective understanding and shared experience that was certainly much greater than the sum of these parts.

Susan Hamilton-Green, Melbourne, Australia,

Read the full Susan Hamilton-Green review ‘Under the Tuscan Sun-Mediation Retreat 2018‘ at Creative Family Law Solutions here >

The retreat provides an opportunity for mediators and conflict managers to pause and reflect. It will focus on enhancing the human/ soft skills needed to facilitate a complex mediation and dispute management environment. They include:

  • the ability to remain present in the moment

  • intuition that goes beyond pattern recognition

  • managing the challenge of being an irritant

  • the use of time and space 

  • managing complexity and ambiguity through the process of emergence
  • Meditation/Mindfulness and Reverie

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 and Margaret Ross who have each been practising mediators for more than 27 years working in a broad range of disputes.

The retreat fee is Australian $2,250 Approximately €1,427, £1,268, USD $1,674, DKK 10,630, CAD $2,183 and HKD 13,140 as at July 2018.

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 €818 down to €490. 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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