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CONFLICT RESOLUTION

 

CLARITY / GROWTH / MOVEMENT

NEUTRAL ASSESSMENT

Neutral assessments are useful when you have exhausted regular channels of advice, or when you do not wish for anyone to know what you are thinking about this situation, or even that you are bothered by the situation. As the client, you are speaking a neutral party who does not know anyone involved and has no stake in the outcome. A single session often brings clients to decision by way of unconventional inquiry, facilitation of nonlinear thinking, and the ability to speak with complete honesty. An assessment session gives you the space to say things out loud that you may not be able to in other settings, and explore options without judgement or bias. In this space you can also become aware of flaws in your own reasoning. Neutral Assessment orients you in the problem and discuss various ways to proceed.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE INTERVENTION / CONFLICT FACILITATION

Addressing sensitive topics within a group (facilitation) or presenting the shared perspective of a group to an individual (intervention) can feel overwhelming when you are personally involved. Emotions run high and that dynamic inhibits your productivity. Having a skilled facilitator in these situations helps produce a more desired outcome, as loved ones can remain focused on the conversation and allow a trained professional to handle the structure and communication guidelines.

OVERCOMING ESTRANGEMENT

After a period of time you may want to reconnect with someone. Chances are you did not part under the best of circumstances, so how to approach them is a tenuous endeavor. You are right to be cautious – the manner in which you invite someone back into your life may determine whether or not the person is receptive to your invitation. We begin by discussing the context of the estrangement. (Upon reflection, you may not wish to proceed.) If reconnection is the right choice, we guide you through the first steps of avoiding inadvertent negative triggers and creating a welcome emotional space. From there we provide support for as long as you need it to ensure your relationship remains a healthy and positive element in your life.

RECOVERY FROM ABUSE / CONTROL / NARCISSISM

Narcissism, control, and abuse - physical, mental, and emotional - are all an ecosystem of behaviors that slowly erode your confidence and cause you to question your reality. Well meaning friends cannot help you because they do not understand that you have undergone a slow and deliberate process of psychological manipulation. Getting your life back entails learning what happened and why, knowing how to identify warning signs in the future, and learning how to trust people again. Most importantly, you learn to trust yourself again.

DRAMATIC PROBLEM SOLVING

Dramatic Problem Solving can be done individually, in couples, and large or small groups. Using theater techniques (kinetic learning), you are directed in identifying multiple unseen layers of your situation and possible avenues for resolution. Dramatic Problem Solving integrates acting exercises, reflective and progressive discussion, and conflict facilitation. This process can take place over the course of week, or be adapted to an individual session.

SPIRITUAL INTEGRATION

Learning about yourself at a spiritual level is not for the faint of heart. It requires brutal examination of oneself and sometimes hard adjustments. Conflict assists us in spiritual development, because the real barometer of growth is how we conduct ourselves in the face of adversity. Spiritual Integration incorporates the metaphysical elements of your path and higher self, and how to live that vibration in your waking life, through your character, temperament, words, choices, behaviors, and relationships. And when you fall short of your best, feeling compassion for yourself and recognizing that growth is a process.

CONFLICT NEGOTIATING

Conflict Negotiating is helpful when deciding how to progress with a conflict. Your conflict may include another person or multiple parties, or you might just need to situation yourself and decide how to progress in the midst of - or following - a difficult time. This service entails working with you through the steps of the situation and planning your best strategy, tactics, and direction. Individuals may also come to resolution independently and no longer need to include the other parties. The most important facet of Conflict Negotiating is remaining true to your character throughout the process, and making dignified choices that reflect your values.