Eshmá - Acogida, Escucha, Reparación

Who we are

We are a team with years of experience and extensive skills in accompanying people. Our journey includes creating spaces for listening and welcoming, to develop reparation processes (restorative justice), the creation of healing and therapeutic conversations, knowledge of legal frameworks, familiarity with institutional and ecclesial dynamics, etc.

Among our members there are people who have gone through victimization for sexual abuse and have experiences the programs we propose at eshmá. Our programs are designed therefore, not only from a professional perspective, but also from personal experience.

Promoters of the project

Juan Carlos González Martín

Juan Carlos has Degrees in Education, Social Work, and Religious Sciences. He graduated with a Law Degree in Legal Sciences. After a journey in the formal education of children, adolescents, and youth, these last two decades have been dedicated to accompanying people in situations of serious social exclusion. He has promoted and managed projects aimed at meeting the real needs of these vulnerable groups in society. His own personal experience has led him in recent years to share therapeutic spaces with victims of sexual abuse in childhood and to participate in social and institutional initiatives to promote awareness, prevention, and social recognition for the phenomenon of abuse in the present and victims of the past.

“With the help of the people who form eshmá‘s heart today, I looked for a way out that would alleviate my own pain that has accompanied me since I was sexually abused as a child. I discovered the only way to look forward was to give voice to my wound and place the truth in a respectful and honest space of listening, demanding recognition, apologies, and reparation for the damage done, without renouncing the demands for responsibility. I understood that the hour of truth is not always marked by the court clock. As I came face to face with my guilt, shame, and fear, they dissipated, when finally, I was able to defend the then defenseless child without the need to hurt anyone. I am here to share and accompany, whoever needs it, with humility.”

Miguel Ángel González Martín

Miguel has a Bachelor of Law and a degree in Religious Sciences. He has studies of Psychology and is a Gestalt therapist. He also has a Master’s Degree in Coaching of People and Teams. He is a Specialist in Systemic Interventions in Organizations.

After a long career working in an international cooperation, social intervention, and the public sector, Miguel is currently dedicated to accompanying and offering consultation to people and organizations in their growth processes and training.

“To witness the healing power of compassionate listening, to accompany others into the descent of their well of pain, to contemplate broken humanities begin to recompose…all this brings me closer to my own wounds and pains. It relieves them. It mends what is broken in me. It humbles me to glimpsesomething bigger within the love that is in people’s hearts”.

María del Mar Puga Arcos

Degree in Law and specialist in mediation by IL3 (Master in the University of Barcelona). Trained in supervision and systemic coaching, N.L.P., Nonviolent Communication, systemic family mediation. Teaching experience in criminal mediation and restorative justice. Member of the Laboratory of Theory and Practice of Restorative Justice (Basque Institute of Criminology).

She currently works as an adult criminal mediator in the Restorative Justice Program of Catalonia and is a private mediator and facilitator of restorative justice processes. Previously, she worked in the Basque intra-judicial mediation service as a criminal and family mediator. Previously she has worked as an interim official in different judicial parties in Catalonia

“One of the conclusions reached by a person who had been victimized after his participation in a restoration process was: ‘It has been a balm of peace’. I have a deep respect for all those people who have allowed me to accompany them in their stories of pain, both those who have been harmed and those who have caused it”.

Our Values

Our Values That move us & characterize our work

Eshmá - Acogida, Escucha, Reparación

Contact

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Phone Number: (+34) 615 263 699
Email: welisten@eshma.eus

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    Contact

    We look forward to hearing from you!
    Contact us through our website or directly by phone, email, Whatsapp, or Telegram. (Contact form and communication links directly below).

    Phone Number: (+34) 615 263 699
    Email: welisten@eshma.eus

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      In the name of the entity, we process the information you provide us with in order to provide the requested service. The data provided will be kept as long as the relationship is maintained or during the years necessary to comply with legal obligations. The data will not be transferred to third parties except in cases where there is a legal obligation. You have the right to obtain confirmation about whether Eshmá is treating your personal data, therefore you have the right to access your personal data, rectify inaccurate data or request its deletion when the data is no longer necessary.

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