Maria Arpa

About Maria Arpa

Founding Chair and Chief Executive of Centre for Peaceful Solutions. Read more about Maria Arpa here

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.

By | April 26th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

-Aesop- Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Kindness is simple and yet incredibly potent. A word in the right place. A smile at the right time. A simple selfless act can instantly change the dynamic of a situation and make someone else's day [...]

Habits are learned. Choose them wisely

By | April 19th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments -Thomas M. Sterner- If you have ever tried to give something up you will be fully aware of how much effort goes into the process. It seems that the minute you decide to make 'the change' the [...]

Making a Charity Sustainable – Our Journey To Sustainability

By | April 12th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Getting the balance right between generating income and delivering the support to society's most vulnerable is the greatest challenge for any charity We have worked hard. We’ve found ourselves in a few cul-de-sacs in the process but [...]

Risky Business

By | April 5th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments   'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.' - Anais Nin I love this quote. It's insightful and powerful. I'm inviting [...]

Going the Extra Mile

By | March 29th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments Acknowledgements - Going The Extra Mile. A good friend, and someone I have worked with in the past, said this to me recently "I can bank on you. You always do what you say you will and [...]

From Bud to Bloom

By | March 22nd, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments How’s your week so far? Mine is full and as inspiring as usual. Trying to fit everything in is sometimes a struggle, especially when every project is compelling. If you have similar qualities to me, and you [...]

Wake up to Wednesday

By | March 15th, 2017|Wednesday Whisper|

Mmmm!...  Maria’s Midweek Mindfulness Moments   I'm re launching my Blog with Wellness, Work and Wisdom being the focus.   I have chosen Wednesday because it's a great day. It's 'centred' right in the middle of the week and I have [...]

Dartmoor Prison & The Dialogue Road Map

By | March 8th, 2017|DRM In Action|

WELLNESS - WORK - WISDOM   DRM -The Dialogue Road Map has landed… We have begun our work inside Dartmoor Prison. Our aim is to reveal how the DRM - The Dialogue Road Map can change the way a prison [...]

Last Blog of the Year

By | December 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|

As the year ends it’s a great time to take stock of what has been achieved.   Work began in Dartmoor prison where we received some very positive feedback and in Wellington College. As well as these two major projects, we’ve [...]

Unexpected feedback

By | December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Very often we work with actors to demonstrate to training participants how the Dialogue Road Map can work in different situations. The actors play a variety of roles from patients with Schizophrenia, perpetrators or victims of violent crime to divorcing spouses [...]