Taming the Wolf Institute offers speakers and workshop trainers focused on faith-based mediation. Presentations on peacemaking, faith-based conflict resolution skills, and spiritual direction protocols.

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Speaking and Workshops in Faith-Based Mediation

Taming the Wolf Institute delivers speakers and workshop trainers focused on faith-based mediation. Presentations cover peacemaking, from basic faith-based conflict resolution skills to spiritual direction protocols.

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Making The Soul’s Journey into God

Saint Bonaventure leads us on a mystical journey in his work, Soul’s Journey into God. This classic spiritual treatise guides our discussion of conflicts that destroy divine relationship and block our search for mystical union with Christ.

The Spiritual Conversation

Is it easy for you to talk about God with others? Too often our relationships remain mired in mundane routine, causing us to forget to turn our eyes to the divine. Or we become frightened, afraid to reflect deeper on life. In this talk, we explore the “spiritual conversation” that strengthens our relationships with the divine.

Understanding the Hidden Influence

Most people embroiled in conflict fail to identify the root cause of their dispute. All too often, a destructive third party lurks in the background, functioning as a hidden influence. Gossip, character assassination, covert operations, and personal sabotage destroy relationships. In this talk, you will learn the to assess hidden causes of conflict and manage destructive hidden influences.

Resolving Conflict in the Workplace

Success in the workplace depends on the group’s ability to overcome conflict; the group must become adept at resolving disputes. In this presentation, we discuss bringing the spirit of Francis to the workplace. Learn to navigate the minefield of workplace confrontations.

Overcoming Conflict in Marriage

Marriages may be troubled by occasional conflict. Unfortunately, a minor squabble may turn into a war when spouses fail to manage conflict. In this talk, practical mediation techniques for handling inevitable marriage disputes are explored. Unresolved conflict need not destroy a marriage: husbands and wives can endow a relationship with the sacred by recognizing the divine in the other.

Wrestling with Evil

In this talk we explore the deeper causes of protracted conflict. We discuss ways to discern the true nature of conflicts. We consider evil intentions, destructive influences, and the ability to recognize hidden sources of hostility. The speaker will identify the dangers a mediator will face, and how the peacemaker can avoid the traps and pitfalls.

Taming the Wolf: Guide to Faith-Based Peacemaking

When Francis of Assisi taming the fierce Wolf he created a template for mediation. The love and compassion he felt for all his brothers and sisters inspired him to reconcile feuding parties. In this talk we explore the peacemaking legacy of Francis and seek ways to integrate that spiritual approach with contemporary techniques. We will learn that resolving conflict clears barriers that block the path toward a Gospel-inspired life.

Short Reflections: At-Home Study

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How to Make Peace: Forty Short Video Reflections

Learn peacemaking in the tradition of Saint Francis of Assisi in this series of forty video reflections. Watch one short video each day for forty days and reflect on how you will help bring peace to a troubled world.


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