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We often struggle to communicate when our words, body language and energy are filled with mixed messages: internalized oppression, self-focused stories, shame, blame, tension, anxiety, anger and fear. When we receive listening built on trust and compassion, our body begins to relax; then we may offer open-hearted listening in return.
Based on the Cooperative Contract: “No Secrets, No Lies, No Rescues, No Power Plays,” the Skills for Change Mediation Workshop will teach you radical ways to communicate, cooperate, and problem-solve in your intimate, family, work and community relationships.
Slow Down to Speed Up: Make Relationships Work Transaction by Transaction
Skills for Change offers a model for communication that slows down interactions, separates feelings from stories & paranoias, and generates validation as the first step to build understanding. When systemic power dynamics are at play, you’ll learn a method for unpacking and prioritizing the topics of a conversation so you can create lasting solutions for change in relationships.
We'll engage a combination of practice mediations, role playing, standing movement practices, conversation, writing & reflection to help you guide others in couples, family, workplace, organizational and community mediation and conflict resolution sessions.
This workshop is open to individuals, coaches and practitioners who want to add Skills for Change Mediation theory and practices to their repertoire of skills. Students enrolled in Skills for Change Mediation must take Skills for Change Coaching as a prerequisite. This is also a prerequisite course to complete the Folkloom School’s Skills for Change Coaching Certification Program. A schedule of classes may be found here. To enroll or arrange a conversation to discuss the program, send me an email.
"The Cooperative Contract helps us cultivate intimacy with others, and also, more importantly, with ourselves."
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