Eileen Barker has been a mediator for over twenty years. She has mediated hundreds of divorces, as well as many employment and business cases. In addition to offering traditional mediation services, Eileen is a pioneer in guiding clients to seize the opportunity conflict for healing and growth and integrating emotional healing and forgiveness in the mediation process.

In addition to her mediation practice, Eileen leads forgiveness workshops and retreats and provides individual forgiveness coaching. She is the author of the Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditation CD. For more on this visit www.thepathofforgiveness.com

Eileen graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, and with distinction (psychology) from Indiana University with distinction. Following a clerkship with the D.C. Court of Appeals, she worked as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and then as a litigation associate for the firms of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe and Bianchi, Keegin, Engel and Talkington She has taught mediation, conflict resolution, and related courses at the University of California Berkeley School of Law, University of California Hastings College of Law, John F. Kennedy University Graduate School of Professional Psychology, the Werner Institute at Creighton University, Sonoma State University and elsewhere.

“I highly recommend Eileen Barker's courses. As a mediator, I was interested in developing tools to help clients resolve conflicts and heal. However, I also learned to recognize and let go of personal issues that drained my own energy. Eileen is a true pioneer in this important forgiveness work. She is intelligent, skilled, compassionate and a true visionary.”

Barbara Monty, Litigator and Mediator

“As Mahatma Gandhi has said: “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Eileen has successfully tackled a subject that the entire legal community has avoided and offered it in a scholarly and caring manner. I was fortunate to have experienced it.”

Bob Berlin, Retired Judge and Mediator

“Eileen Barker's ground breaking work in bringing awareness to the need for forgiveness in conflict resolution is much needed. We must look at what is truly in the best interest of our clients, and we must elevate our work to promote forgiveness as an essential element of healthy communities.”

Lester de Souza, Attorney and Counselor