CHE-Salon: 'Restorative Circles' conducted by Gonnie Bas

CHE Salon:

'Restorative Circles'

conducted by Gonnie Bas

Monday, April 18, 2011 from 19.00:21.30 p.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m.

Center Venwoude, Vuurse Steeg 1, Lage-Vuursche


Restorative Circles was developed in Brazil by Dominic Barter. With Restorative Circles, people who find themselves in a conflict situation are brought together again. It is used in Brazil as an alternative to juvenile criminal law. Perpetrators, victims and the people around them meet in a circle and enter into conversation. Everyone's motives are heard and from the connection that is created it becomes clear what needs to be done to restore the balance. Restorative circles contribute to a reduction in recidivism in criminal cases. The method can be used in any conflict situation, also outside criminal law. An introductory video with Dominic Barter can be found at

Gonnie Bas gives a short introduction to the Restorative Circles working method. We then investigate appropriate situations from our own lives where a Restorative Circle could be used. Then one of these situations is elaborated in a Restorative Circle. To conclude this experiential salon, we examine the value of the method for us and the world in transition.

We would like to invite you to this salon on Monday April 18 2011. The salon starts at 19.00:21.30 PM and lasts until XNUMX:XNUMX PM. Donate to this salon no later than Thursday 14 April 2011 on via

Eating together

It will also be possible next year to have a cozy and inspiring meal together before the salon. We eat a vegetarian meal together between 18.00:18.30 PM and 12,50:14 PM. The costs are € 2011 pp (in cash and to be paid to the CHE Salonhost there) and it is appreciated if we help clean up. For a good planning of the kitchen and the purchases, we pass on the number of diners on Friday morning. So sign up in time (no later than Thursday XNUMX April XNUMX) via If you can't come unexpectedly, send a text to Wendela 06-20277399.


We offer these salons based on the "purpose and principles" of the CHE and in order to make this permanently possible in the future, we ask you for a financial contribution, the recommended amount is €5.

Upcoming salons

  • Monday May 2: Political constellation of CHE led by Peter van der Vliet ea
  • Monday 16 May: title still unknown, but speaker is Rob Wetzels van Nijenrode about sustainable business and strategy out of chaos. Different location, namely at Nijenrode
  • Monday 6 June: The Wheel of Romme, or from "never enough" via "I have enough" to sustainability led by Maartje Romme and Lisette Schuitemaker
  • Monday 20 June: still under development.

If you have any questions, you can contact Wendela Schenk via or mobile via telephone number 06-20277399.


And also possible, become a donor!

Organized by volunteers for volunteers. And the CHE has costs. From the Chamber of Commerce and the website to wanting to compensate for the time that goes into making connections between parties that enter into collaborations that they could not have dreamed of. To continue to make all this possible, we invite you to become a donor of the CHE.

With an automatic transfer of at least € 20 per month you make our work possible. The Center for Human Emergence NL is recognized as a charity, so your donations are tax deductible. You can register as a donor by sending an email to and/or transfer a one-time donation or monthly amount directly to account number in the name of the Center for Human Emergence Foundation in The Hague. More information can be found here. Incidentally, individual contributions are also very welcome.

Yours faithfully,

Gonnie Bas, Diana de Groot and Wendela Schenk