RE: queries during conflict
From: Juva DuBoise (
Date: Fri, 23 Dec 2005 14:37:45 -0800 (PST)
Diane, Thanks for the lead on the book.  We use Clearness Committees in CoHo
for each potential new member as a step to membership, for those leaving,
and when other help is requested for a problem...but I have not found a
resource to learn more how others do this...THANKS

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-----Original Message-----
From: Diane Law [mailto:dianemlaw [at]] 
Sent: Friday, December 23, 2005 5:39 AM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: RE: [C-L]_ queries during conflict

Hello all,
  Brand new to the list...
  I am interested in this thread. I, too, participated in a learning
workshop re: Non-Violent Communication and really appreciated it.
  I would like to share that I have learned a lot, too, from the work of
Parker J. Palmer, specifically in terms of "circles of trust" and, even
moreso, Clearness Committees --an intentional situation in which we  apply
counter-culture approaches to truly hearing one person at a time.  If anyone
is interested in this, they could look at the book A Hidden  Wholeness: The
Journey Toward an Undivided Life. It offers step-by-step  guidelines of
these Quaker-originated approaches. I introduced the  Clearness Committee
concept to a local group recently and our first try  was a great success
despite my bumbles. 
  Cheers all,
  Kamloops, BC

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