Bridging Troubled Waters : Conflict Resolution From the by Michelle LeBaron

By Michelle LeBaron

Bridging afflicted Waters is ready a powerful and holistic method of resolving clash. It starts off the place a lot of the at the moment authorized concept and perform within the box leaves off. Like a hand pulling again the curtain from elements folks which have been closeted away, this e-book unearths methods we will use extra of ourselves in addressing clash. relocating past the analytic and the highbrow, it situates our efforts at bridging clash within the very areas the place clash is born--relationships. From relationships come connection, which means, and id. it's via understanding of connection, shared which means, and admire for id that conflicts are remodeled.

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This works as long as it is not opposite my purpose and as long as it does not violate any deep belief. Sometimes the tension arises because I have not been clear enough about my purpose in taking on a project, only realizing later that it is taking me away from my purpose. Most of us do things that are not central to our purposes, and we sometimes feel ourselves out of alignment. And still we can be effective. We compose our lives around themes, and the themes shift, changing the way the light shines on our purposes in a dynamic and intriguing dance.

A look at the abortion conflict or any other deeply rooted social conflict makes this clear. As we realize that ways of being and seeing lead us to understand conflict differently, we see that we can neither conduct an analysis nor design and implement a process without inquiring into the cultural and perceptual frames of those involved. If we proceed without this inquiry, we impose our own culturally shaped ideas of process and appropriate skills on others. Seeking to make conflicts manageable, we may extract and compartmentalize them in a way that makes sense to us but may not be shared.

A CREATIVE, RELATIONAL APPROACH TO CONFLICT ' 17 Sparks and skraps have topographical reality. Sparks are the hills we stand on from which we can see a long way. Things fall into perspective. Relationships grow closer. Creativity flourishes. Thoughts and feelings are integrated. Skraps are the valleys from which the summit seems remote and difficult. Distances are hard to judge and distorted. Relationships may be strained and creativity seems inaccessible. They are the “ouch” in the classroom, the dart in the mediation.

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