Bern Wisenberg ~ Facilitator

Bern Wisenberg is a peacemaker and energy guide in service of life. During this Rainforest Medicine Council Gathering, Bern will be on board as a people person, as a facilitator and to help participants unpack and integrate the experience. It is honor to have Bern as part of the team during this retreat as a group facilitator, the wisdom he embodies will undeniably add a great touch to this council, raising the bar of potential just that much higher!

Bern has been drawn to the transcendental experience and its role in society and an early turn on, tune in and drop out quest lead him to the Ju’aonsi people of the Kalahari desert in Africa. Since moving to Northern America he has worked as a relational mediator and trainer, with an emphasis on the role of empathy for harmony. He has trained in Qi Gong, Reiki and is currently studying the Tarot through a Western Mystery School, the builders of the Adytum. He traveled to the Napo-Galeras wilderness, in the Amazon Basin, to experience the wonders of plant life with Jonathon Miller Weisberger, aka “Sparrow.”

Bern studied law at the University of Cape Town before moving to Namibia where he practiced from 1988 to 1995. Initially, he focused on representing survivors of human-rights abuses. After Namibian independence in 1990, his focus shifted to labor and employment law. He moved to California in 1996 and trained as a mediator. He has since successfully mediated hundreds of workplace disputes and has worked with numerous teams to help them deal successfully with conflict. John has provided training to thousands of employees at all levels in the workplace, across a wide range of industries. His workshops focus on the development of soft skills such as communication, negotiation, facilitation, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, customer service and mediation. And is this training and his passion to make the world a more peaceful place that has inspired him to write his book Peace at Work: The HR Manager’s Guide to Workplace Mediation.

To learn more about Bern’s beautiful work check out the following links:

His book: Peace at Work

The Empathy Set

Peace at Work