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Key activities in our trial of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) open group

We’ve been asked what are the key activities that we make sure are included regularly in our trial of an Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic workshop as an open group (weekly 2-hour sessions where people can join any week). … Continue reading

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2 questionnaires identifying conflict management style

In a recent point, I provided an overview of 5 styles of conflict management. In this post I discuss two questionnaires that can be used to identify people’s main style Continue reading

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More details of our trial of a weekly, open AVP group

As discussed in a recent post, our local Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) group has been trialling a Basic AVP workshop as a weekly open group (in partnership with the Samaritans Recovery Point) where people can join any week. In this post we will discuss some of the finer detail of this approach. Continue reading

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Trialling an open AVP group with people recently out of prison or rehab

Reflecting on a trial of Basic Alternatives to Violence Project workshops as a weekly open group (where people can join any week) after 35 sessions. Continue reading

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Reflections after Week 3 of an open AVP Basic workshop

We’ve completed 3 sessions of our experiment with an open Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) Basic workshop. Unfortunately, a COVID outbreak in Newcastle meant we had to cancel tomorrow’s session so we won’t be back until 11 January 2022. The … Continue reading

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Offering Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops as an open group

We have started a series of weekly, 2-hour Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops in partnership with the Samaritans’ Recovery Point. The main difference is that it is an open, rather than a closed, group. Continue reading

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Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) flyer

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) in Newcastle has just developed a flyer with information about AVP. (Click here for a PDF Version.) We hope to increase the number of workshops we offer locally next and are hoping to partner … Continue reading

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Moving Experiential Peace Workshops Online

Some reflections on how we transformed face-to-face Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) workshops into an online context. Continue reading

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The AVP Transforming Power Mandala in Pieces

A version of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) transforming power mandala in pieces for use in online workshops. Continue reading

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Broken Squares online

Broken squares is a popular exercise in Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP), and other workshops. When we trialed an AVP workshop online, I created a version we could do using Google Drawings. It largely works the same way, but with … Continue reading

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