The Self of Peace: What Conflict Resolution Teaches Us About Who We Really Are with Discussion Leader: Elizabeth Bader
Wulff Quinby & Sochynsky 1901 Harrison Street, Suite 1420 Oakland, CA 94612
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Noon to 1:30 p.m.
We will begin our discussion of the self and ego in conflict resolution with an appreciation of the profound importance of the work of peacemaking. Speaking from the heart and without judgment, we will reflect on the spiritual and psychological challenges associated with our repeated exposure to the darker sides of human nature and human beings in conflict. We will then explore the way “ego” works in mediation by exploring the IDR cycle — the cycle of ego-inflation (overconfidence), ego-deflation and realistic resolution often experienced by parties in mediation. Ironically, it is through the work of dealing with conflict, that parties often can — or have to — move toward a deeper sense of self, a self capable of reflection and compromise. To the extent that conflict forces them, and us, to reach this deeper level, it teaches us much about what is real and imagined in our understanding of who we are and what we call peace. This interactive program will include dyads, triads and opportunities to share insights. n
Please provide your own lunch – no charge to attend