About TruceWorks

TruceWorks was created to provide people assistance in resolving their conflicts. This is accomplished through an easy to use process with helpful tips. Further support is available in the TruceWorks Resource Library. The articles are educational in nature and provide readers with new ways to communicate with each other. TruceWorks welcomes your comments and suggestions for improving the site.

The purpose of Truceworks is to help people resolve their conflicts. We offer a structured, guided communication process that enables people to unravel their conflicts by deepening their understanding of each other. The site and process is designed for parents and children, friends, co-workers, couples and spouses and other significant relationships.

We also offer Truceworks as a resource for developing personal insight and interpersonal communication skills. It is our intention that the CLEAR communication process will bring greater self-awareness to the underlying interpersonal dynamics that both drive conflict and its resolution.

The TruceWorks CLEAR process is a web-based, programmed exchange, serving as a mediating element in conflict resolution. The process was developed through a collaboration between Julie Roberts, Catherine Pearson and Arlene Eisen. The CLEAR Process integrates Julie's background and expertise in psychoanalytic theory, Catherine's interest in the ideas of Marshall Rosenberg's Non Violent Communication Theory, and Arlene's expertise in graphic and website design.

The site and the CLEAR process is an integration of several theoretical perspectives. The TruceWorks team is especially indebted to the work of Marshall Rosenberg who is a true pioneer in the work of Non Violent Communication. His work has added much to the development of the process that we are putting forward on this site. The Clear Process and the information supporting it is firmly rooted in Psychoanalytic theory, particularly in Relational theory and Inter-subjectivity as articulated by Jessica Benjamin. The ideas of Wilfred Bion are referenced, as well as the fundamentals of Freudian theory such as projection and defensiveness.

We wish to thank Professor David Haley for conversations with him on his research on parent /infant interaction at the University of Toronto showing the importance of contingency, joint attention and mutuality in human development.

Our thanks also go out to the many family and friends who supported us in bringing this process and site into fruition, especially to Sam Truiit for his help and support in the initial stages of developing this conflict resolution web site. Without Sam, Truceworks might have remained a good idea.

A final thanks goes out to Aaron Russell, without whom this site would not have happened.

For more information, contact TruceWorks.