Our Training supports you to:
- Be at choice whether to enter in to conflict situations — and not be controlled by avoidance patterns
- To mediate your own conflicts, when you are one of the conflictants
- Lend your mediation skills to others who are in conflict
- Express what is true for you in ways that are easier for others to hear
- Honor what is true for others while maintaining what is true for yourself
- Make clear, doable requests
- Use words that are in alignment with your values
The skills you learn apply to four contexts:
- When dealing with conflicts in your own head
- When you are in a conflict with another person
- When you are inserting yourself into other peoples’ conflict without being asked, and
- When you have been asked to lend your skills as a third sider.
My Approach to Training
All of my trainings, and trainings I co-facilitate, are offered in discrete, learnable increments in which you control your level of learning challenge. You learn by doing—you learn to mediate by mediating. These trainings are based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
The learning process is supported on several levels in all our workshops:
- Exploration and discussion of conceptual framework
- Exercises to practice in dyad and triad practice groups: role-playing conflict situations from your life and the lives of other class participants
- Debriefing and feedback sessions designed to build trust amoung workshop participants and to consolidate and anchor the learning.
- Clearly committing to your learning goals
Organizational trainings are custom designed to fit the needs of your group.
With time and practice–along with experiencing the resulting connection and its effects on you–the tools provided in our workshops will transform your relationship first with yourself, and then with others in your personal and professional communities.