Transformation through Resolution
a one-day workshop
Everyone experiences conflict. We each feel overwhelmed by it from time to time.
When we can remain calm and centered, seeing clearly what the conflict is about and where it is coming from, and, when we can then address the conflict creatively and assertively, creating what we need without expecting or depending on others to change, the result is personal, relational, social, and spiritual transformation.
As we master the skills of conflict resolution this transformation comes more easily and we are able to support others in resolving the conflicts which arise for them.
JustConflict is a set of perspectives, principles, and practices by which we come to know ourselves and those we care about with greater clarity and depth, appreciate our own worth and the value others have for us, and act with power to create what we need in such a way that others also get what they need. It is a well-integrated and comprehensive “map” for exploring the treacherous terrain of our most intense conflicts in our most significant relationships whether at home, at work, or in our communities.
JustConflict will help participants gain greater confidence about their capacity to name, address, and resolve any conflict which arises for them so that when they discover another issue in any relationship they will be able to say, “Oh, it’s just conflict.”
At the same time these tools will help the participant become more adept at knowing just what is missing when conflicts emerge, and make the choices which get all parties what they need. It is the ability to construct justice out of turmoil which makes the resolution of conflict just.
The workshop begins with a worksheet distributed at the time of registration to help participants identify a specific circumstance in their own lives that they want to work on in the event. The event itself begins at 8:30 Saturday morning. By 5:00 every participant who chooses to will have discerned a specific strategy by which to address their chosen conflict.
· All conflicts can be resolved.
· The only person we can change is our self.
· Creativity is the capacity to resolve conflict.
Rev. Dr. Mark Lee Robinson is a pastoral counselor and gifted teacher who makes the very difficult task of resolving conflicts something anyone can grasp while appreciating the complexity of our most challenging issues. He is a psychotherapist and the Executive Director of the Center for Creative Conflict Resolution in St. Louis.Info and registration for the next One Day Workshop