Trained as a mediator, I thought I knew something about conflicts. However, my discovery of Dominic Barter’s Restorative Circles in 2011 forever changed, deepened and enriched my attitude towards conflicts. Since then I have immersed myself in the ideas of Restorative Circles and in improving my restorative skills. I helped found ‘St Herstelcirkels’ (Dutch for: Association Restorative Circles, ), and now teach courses and organise practice groups. Echoing Dominic, I consider myself an eternal student of conflict.