spoke about his
new book Dreaming of a New Reality
The Village Church in Cummington (32 Main Street) was pleased to welcome author Ted Wachtel to speak about his new book Dreaming of a New Reality on Saturday, June 15, at 7pm.
also delivered a message during our Sunday morning worship service on the 16th, followed by a work shop on that afternoon.
Ted Wachtel is president and founder of the International Institute for Restorative Practice (iirp.edu), an accredited master's degree granting graduate school based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with affiliates and licensees in 16 countries.
Dreaming of a New Reality is an inspirational narrative that shows how thirty-five years of dreams and dedication can lead to proven results - healing victims, preventing bullying, curbing conflict and boosting satisfaction and productivity.
focused on telling stories from the book to demonstrate the transformative potential when those in authority do things with people, rather than to them or for them - in schools, justice systems, families and workplaces.
, co-author of the 1980s bestseller Toughlove, has written and produced numerous books and films on restorative practices and other topics and has done keynote presentations and workshops on restorative justice and restorative practices at conferences and events around the world.
wife, Susan, co-founded the Community Service Foundation and Buxmont Academy
(csfbuxmont.org) which operate schools, counseling and residential programs in Pennsylvania, employing restorative practices with delinquent and at-risk youth.