" I found this process extremely helpful at all levels...how listening and being respectful can open up conversation. That it's worth taking the risk of being honest even when you don't know how it will be taken...that there is good process and we can learn to keep people feel safe enough to speak up"
Lisa Thwing from Northampton, Massachusetts.
"What I learned about conflict
transformation while assisting Margaret, was that it consists of much more than a logical series of steps prescribed by a specific theory... I noticed when breakthroughs suddenly occurred in the most hardened conflicts in one community, how critical it was for her to always be connecting with every participant at a deep level, in order to perceive--or sense subliminally--those subtle, but key, shifts in the human spirit that were opening up pathways to forgiveness and reconciliation. "
Jim Ault, my husband and associate, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, author and ethnographer, based in Northampton, Massachusetts
"I greatly appreciate having had the experience of participating in the session which was conducted with grace, understanding, authority, empathy and included everyone."
Marilyn Moffett, Rhode Island
“She has a unique way of engaging her participants,” writes a Director of Training at the Department of Children and Families in the State of Connecticut, “moving them from a place of conflict and estrangement to a place of unity and collaboration.”