The adaptive value of human violence is rapidly disappearing. Only the unexamined root causes and cure keep humans hostage to violence. How by expanding our moral imagination can we become peace makers in real time? In our daily lives? Here we will present John Paul Lederach’s blueprint for peacemaking along with David’s work culminating in his book Violence and the Struggle for Existence. And the Enneagram provides us with the tool needed to embody and enliven the blueprint for peacemaking. It’s not an easy blueprint – it requires courage, presence, openness, and vulnerability when our instinct is to demonize, fight, and/or flee. Come and explore this challenge with us. Among other questions, we will explore: – What is it that makes us want to demonize, fight or flee when conflict arises? – What specifically leads to human violence? – What about conflict makes it tough to stay present with ourselves and with others? – What makes it possible for us to confront conflict safely, compassionately, and constructively? – How can YOU create what you need to resolve conflict more creatively, compassionately, and effectively? We’ll use panels, small group exercises, and lecture to explore and learn together. Curt Micka, JD, is a mediator, conflict coach, trainer, and consultant with 20+ years experience in the field. He is a certified teacher of the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition, a former IEA Board member, and President of the Minnesota Chapter of the IEA. David Daniels, MD, co-founder of Enneagram Studies in the Narrative Tradition. He is a clinical professor of psychiatry at Stanford and co-author of The Essential Enneagram. While at Stanford he formed the Committee on Violence, served on the President’s Commission on the Causes and Preventions of Violence, co-wrote the acclaimed book Violence and the Struggle for Existence and published on the subject in Science. He brings his knowledge of the Enneagram and violence to this presentation.

Curt Micka
David Daniels


2011 IEA Global Conference

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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