Mediation Retreat in Tuscany, Italy
Returning in June 2023

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


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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 2017,
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This was a real retreat where by your modelling being present helped us be present and learn much more than words can describe. You created a safe atmosphere where we could be our authentic selves. You allowed space for 'emergence'.

Nina Huhtinen, Kirkkonummi, Finland 2019,
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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 2018,

The retreat provides an opportunity for mediators, conflict managers and peace builders 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:

  • mediating the moment 

  • emergence- through interacting rather than analysing

  • intuition that goes beyond pattern recognition

  • cleaning your mediation mirror 

  • embracing complexity and ambiguity

  • 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 30 years working in a broad range of disputes.

The retreat fee is Australian $3,000 Approximately €1,986, £1,668, USD $2,194 DKK 14,794, CAD $2,782 and HKD 17,157 as at March 2022.

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 Rates:

Accommodation for the week ranges from a special retreat reduced rate of €560 up to €1,060 (3 bedrooms). It is further reduced if you are willing to share an apartment with another participant. Each room has its own bathroom.

For more information about Accommodation, Retreat Structure, Facilitators, Photos of Previous Retreats, Theoretical Underpinnings and Reviews see drop down icons above

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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