A new year brings with it thoughts of fresh starts and dreams of a better future.
And this year, it’s also a time for special celebration: The start not just of my 12th year in business, but also the first anniversary of my business re-design and birth of Conflict Zen®.
So it’s in the spirit of celebration and fresh starts that I’m writing to tell you about a series of articles and retreats I’ll be offering in the coming weeks and months.
Conflict zen and how to achieve it
Conflict Zen® is the centered, balanced, intentional response to conflict that most people want. It’s the kind of response the minimizes relational debris, makes you feel good about how you handled it, and exponentially increases creativity for individuals and groups.
After more than a decade as professional mediator, conflict coach and trainer, and conflict resolution professor, I’ve distilled the achievement of Conflict Zen® into 7 valuable, learnable habits. And now I’m bringing them to you for the first time in a new series of articles and retreats.
I’ll be writing about each of the following key conflict zen habits in the coming weeks. Each article will give you a taste of what it means to change that habit, why you’d want to, how the change will make your personal and professional relationships healthier, and how it will ease the stress or suffering caused by tension or conflict in your life. Each article will be an hors d’oeuvre…read on to discover the main course.
The 7 habits of conflict zen
- Kicking the criticism habit
- Breaking the bickering habit
- Keeping your cool in conflict
- Taming your inner conflict junkie
- Overcoming your inner conflict coward
- Making peace with the conflict groan zone
- Uncluttering conflict to focus on what really matters
7 habits of conflict zen: A new set of retreats
Beginning in March, I’ll be offering a brand new set of retreats featuring one or more of these habits. These conflict zen retreats will be open to the public and take place in New England. They’ll also be available to your workplace team or group meeting by request.
And they’ll be limited in size to ensure maximum one-on-one time and the intimacy of a small group. We’ll be in a comfortable, informal, and inspiring setting for each, the kind of place that speaks to your heart and soul.
Happy new year, my friends. I’m looking forward to an inspiring, learning-filled and bright future, and invite you to come along.