Reading and Research


Videos to watch:


Brene Brown on Empathy: What is the best way to ease someone’s pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuine empathic connection if we are brave enough to really get in touch with our own fragilities.


Brene Brown on Blame: You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this witty sequel to our most watched RSA Short, inspirational thinker Brené Brown considers why we blame others, how it sabotages our relationships, and why we desperately need to move beyond this toxic behaviour.


Listening to shame – Brene Brown: Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behaviour. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humour, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.


Research Papers and Further Reading
The Restorative Workplace- An Organizational Learning Approach to Discrimination (1)
Value congruence importance and success in the workplace_ links
Williams et al (2018) Impact RA training
Listen poem
RP reading and resource list

Useful websites
Group for the Advancement of Psychodynamics and Psychotherapy in Social Work
International Institute for Restorative Practices – Defining Restorative
The restorative approach at Atkinson Secure Children’s Home
Restorative Teaching Tools – games and activities