Patricia M Porter's Blog (337)

Addressing the Needs of LGBTQ Youth

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Stories of attacks on the way home from the bus stop, bullying in the classroom, and assaults in school hallways are all-too-frequent reminders that our community and many others throughout the US are still not safe places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. Perhaps…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 11, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

LGBT Conflict Series: What's Unique About Gay Male Relationships?

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In this show, we'll be talking with gay couples therapist and author Rik Isenseeabout the various challenges and opportunities gay men face in their relationships: how to resolve conflicts, and also how to deal with the in-laws who may or may not accept their…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on March 1, 2012 at 8:34am — No Comments

LGBT Conflict Series: Mediating with True Believers

  "This is a previously recorded show. This show highlights the conflict in a church community where the religious beliefs of the elder population of the church and the growing LGBT population of the church began to divide the church into two factions. Community mediators worked closely with this community to open the dialogues for a deeper understanding."

Church congregations are not immune to conflict. Beth…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 27, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

LGBT Conflict Series: Gender Transition in the Workplace

] It is increasingly common for transgender workers to undergo gender transition while keeping their jobs. Not everyone in the workplace adapts easily to this change, however. The Center for Gender Sanity was founded 15 years ago to help organizations manage gender transitions. We have assisted small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, state and local governments, police…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 27, 2012 at 11:39am — No Comments

Exploring Mediators Beyond Borders

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Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB)is a not-for-profit corporation which brings together mediators and allied professionals to volunteer worldwide to collaborate on building conflict resolution capacity in underserved areas to make local peace-building more effective and sustainable. MBB also…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 8, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Race and Conflict in American Society: A Conversation

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Join in as Lou Gieszl and Cheryl Jamisonexamine conflict dynamics when race is an issue. Racism is less overt and yet more complex than at any other time in our history. Because racism tends to be…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on February 1, 2012 at 10:04am — 1 Comment

Stories for Hope: The Next Generation in Post-Conflict Rawanda Seeks to Break the Silence

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For over two years, my non-profit has trained counselors in Rwanda in narrative psychology, for the sake of Rwanda's newest generation. So far we have collected and publicly archived 100 intergenerational dialogues between young adults and their elders, and our evaluations suggest this has been very…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on January 25, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A Manager's Dilemma: How do YOU figure out what's wrong in the office?

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Front-line managers to CEOs are all asked to put out fires and fix problems. Stephen Kotev, my guest co-host and I will discuss a simple way to determine what is going wrong in the workplace. We will focus on what managers can do to unravel their problems and understand new ways of breaking down issues into resolvable segments. We will review 5 areas that are the most common root causes to conflict.…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on January 18, 2012 at 9:52am — No Comments

Name Calling - When Will It Stop?

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Robert Fulghum, an American author, is quoted as saying "Sticks and stones will break our bones, but words will break our hearts" not to mention our spirits. Name calling, mudslinging, defaming and insulting words are all about impulsively responding to someone or something that is a threat to the beliefs, values or attitudes we hold dear. We learn it as kids as way to protect ourselves and to hurt others…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on January 14, 2012 at 10:14pm — No Comments

Got Conflict? Unraveling the Problem

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We all have conflict in our lives...some more complex than others. So, what if you "got conflict?" Sometimes, we are so entrenched in our problem that we lose sight and it feels too complicated to figure out or we solve the wrong problem. Stephen Kotev, my guest…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on January 3, 2012 at 10:06pm — No Comments

A is for Asshole: The Grownups ABCs of Conflict Resolution

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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"

Victoria Pynchon’s new book is an adult primer on the difficult art of resolving, transforming or…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 28, 2011 at 1:02pm — No Comments

I Shall Not Hate with the Gaza Strip Doctor

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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"

Dr. Abuelaish talks about his education as a Palestinian, becoming a doctor, his work at an Israeli hospital delivering babies and going back and forth over the border to Gaza, and the night that 3 of…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 21, 2011 at 12:09am — No Comments

Overcoming Conflict at Family Gatherings

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"For December, we have chosen some of our favorite past shows to support you through the holiday season. Enjoy!"

Summer is here and with it comes more opportunities for great get-togethers with the extended family. Swim parties, barbecues, family reunions, picnics – the possibilities are endless. With multiple generations and all the…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 14, 2011 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Family Holiday Conflict - Getting Ready for the Holidays

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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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Added by Patricia M Porter on December 7, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Transforming Conflict Through Forgiveness with Eileen Barker

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Forgiveness is a powerful tool for clients who are up against difficult, and seemingly insurmountable, conflicts. It creates a pathway from conflict to a deeper place of understanding and compassion. Because Forgiveness integrates all levels of conflict -- physical, emotional, mental and…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on November 30, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Helping People Find Their Way Through Conflict and Book Giveaway

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Cinnie Noble is a pioneer of conflict management coaching (also known as conflict coaching). In this show, Cinnie will talk about her coaching model that was well researched and designed to help people on a one-on-one basis to improve the way they manage their interpersonal…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on November 22, 2011 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

Texas Conflict Coach - 100th Episode Celebration

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It has been quite the journey since April 2009 when The Texas Conflict Coach Blog Talk Radio show launched with its…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on November 16, 2011 at 3:45pm — 2 Comments

How to Have Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

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Crucial Conversations exist when the stakes are high, opinions vary, and when emotions run strong and it is in these conversations where our greatest potential lies, we will discuss ways to handle these conversations in a healthy and productive way. Crucial Conversations creates a new language around communications and how they can best be handled. It approaches the issue in a very human way that stimulates our…

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Added by Patricia M Porter on November 8, 2011 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Forgiveness: The Gift You Give Yourself

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Holding on to resentment is like hauling around a red-hot coal with the intention of one day throwing it back at the one who hurt you. The coal burns not only your hands, but also your hearts. The burden of blame and anger causes pain, heartache, and possible health problems for the person carrying them.… Continue

Added by Patricia M Porter on November 2, 2011 at 11:55am — No Comments

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