Building True Community

Thirty Years Down the Road Less Traveled

by Eve Berry



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781665721677
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 262
ISBN : 9781665721684

About the Book

Building True Community explores how to build a sense of community as an antidote to divisiveness and distrust. Based on more than thirty years of working with the community building model developed by M. Scott Peck, M.D., bestselling author of The Road Less Traveled and co-founder of the Foundation for Community Encouragement, this book provides a detailed description of the community building experience, how to facilitate the experience, and how to integrate its principles and practices into daily life. Learn how to: • deepen and restore relationships, resolve conflicts, and experience the freedom to be your authentic, best self; • dissolve fixed mental perceptions that reinforce the “optical delusion” of our separateness; • confront what keeps divisions in place that separate people and lead to conflict. Other topics include the underlying principles and conditions that make a sense of community possible, how to create conditions for communities to take root and flourish, how the stages of community play out in daily life, and how to integrate community building practices into daily life. The book also looks back at the origins of community and considers the community building experience as a fusion of spiritual practice with a scientific foundation.

About the Author

Eve Berry is an organization development consultant with more than thirty years experience working in business, government and the nonprofit sector to facilitate performance and wellbeing. She serves as a board member, facilitator and trainer of facilitators for the Foundation for Encouragement, the educational foundation founded in 1984 by M. Scott Peck, M.D. and eleven others to spread the principles and practices of community building. Eve worked closely with Dr. Peck from 1988 through his death in 2005.