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most recent public offering, spring 2024

Apology, Repair & Reconnection

Friday May 10th, 1:00-5:30pm
Eugene Friends Meeting House, 2274 Onyx St.

Participatory workshop facilitated by
Kavana Tree Bressen & Kalil Cohen

Many of us are struggling with increasing disconnection and misunderstanding in our relationships, amplified by the isolation of the pandemic and politically polarized times. As the issues facing humanity continue to mount, our ability to maintain relationships across lines of difference is more important than ever. Come practice skills for repair and reconnection through holding multiple truths. By building the skills to repair our individual relationships, we also increase our ability to collaborate on big, complex issues that affect us all.

Strengthen your capacity to:

  • Craft an effective apology
  • Repair relationship ruptures
  • Take responsibility for your actions
  • Humanize others even when they have caused harm
  • Discern when repair isn’t possible


Advance registration required.  $50-100 sliding scale (if cost is a barrier please contact us).


Kavana Tree Bressen (she/her) has a calling to help people function well together.  She’s worked with more than 200 organizations to help them align action toward purpose; her specialty is designing and running lively, connecting meetings that produce effective results.  Having given and received many apologies in her lifetime, she sees this as an essential community skill we all need to get better at.

Kalil Cohen (ze/they) is a mediator, Internal Family Systems practitioner, and somatic coach. Ze has supported families to reconnect after decades of rupture and intentional communities to rebuild trust in the wake of betrayal. Kalil frequently apologizes to their children and believes that heartfelt apologies can be a gateway to deeper intimacy and stronger relationships.

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