Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 8, 2011 at 5:47pm — No Comments
Habits we use when it comes to interpersonal conflicts are like other habits that we come to repeat without much thought. They are rote behaviours that reflect what we have learned about how to cope with situations. Conflict habits have to do among other things, with how we manage our emotions when we are provoked. Habits may show up in how we communicate, and how we defend things that are important to us. Some work for us and others do not.
Generally, we do not recognize…Continue
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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"
Our conversation will focus on what to do to prepare for those family gatherings so that you don't lose your cool.
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Even when we are aware that we aren’t helping matters, many of us still repeat our habitual and unproductive ways of reacting when we are in conflict. Contrary to what some believe, most of us have choices about how we manage conflict. Unless we are intentional about learning new ways of engaging in conflict that work for us and those around us, we will continue to rely on the old ways of managing conflict. We may even realize that what we consider impulsive and out of our control is…Continue
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JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, today announced the addition of Hon. Peter D. Lichtman (Ret.) to its panel. Judge Lichtman will be based in the JAMS Los Angeles Resolution Center. He will serve as an arbitrator, mediator and special master for disputes in a variety of areas including Business/Commercial, Class Action/Mass Torts, Construction Defect, Employment, Entertainment and Sports, Family Law, Insurance, Intellectual Property,…Continue
Added by Lisa Altman on December 5, 2011 at 9:42am — No Comments
Have a look at my latest blog posting at PsychologyToday.com on metaphors. I invite conflict resolution practitioners to check it out from the lens of the work you do. If you are guiding people through conflict and disputes, are you aware of the metaphors you use? Are you aware of the metaphors they use?
Do your metaphors help you in trying to help a situation go from confrontational towards collaboration?
Have you noticed the metaphors used in this post?
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As a professional peacemaker, I tend to look at conflicts from the perspective of the people instead of politics. In the process of mediating thousands of conflicts, large and small, I find that conflict dynamics tend to fall into predictable patterns. This is especially true in family business conflicts. The same themes arise over and over again such that the conflict dynamics are predictable and systematic.
While reading about the Syrian uprising some months ago, I read a brief…Continue
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It goes without saying that experiencing a range of negative feelings is a natural part of being in conflict. When the issues being discussed are difficult for us, or if the other person is making his or her point in an obnoxious and hurtful way, or if there are other reasons we react, we are undoubtedly experiencing different emotions that are not always easy to identify. Understanding what actually leads to heightened emotions when in conflict is not always easy to do either.…