What is conflict? How do our personalities and past experiences help create conflict? Developing the skills to recognize and to constructively interact with the different lenses through which we all perceive reality is what participants in this session will learn, in order to understand the core of what lies underneath conflict and to help us better resolve these conflicts. Understanding the unique reactions to conflict via Enneagram type will facilitate empathy, which will help us build more effective communication skills when dealing with each personality type. This workshop will demonstrate how to identify and transform patterns of conflictual relations within the self and with others by utilizing conflict resolution skills and psychological interventions designed to deal with resistance. These interventions are formulated for both intrapersonal and interpersonal interactions in a way that promotes self-esteem and spiritual growth.
Participants will interact with one another and with the presenter, in small groups, in “fishbowl” interactions, and in large audience, with 2/3rds of the session in interactive engagement. Onscreen material will also be included to bring home the concepts and feelingstates of transition and transformation that will be experienced when successfully utilizing these interventions with oneself and others.
2015 IEA Global Conference
San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA