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Mindfulness and Navigating/Mediating Difficult Conversations
with John Kinyon and Stephanie Bachmann Mattei


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mondays, 3/19/18 - 4/30/18 (skipping 4/23) (six SESSIONS)



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Mediate Your Life Book by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater

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Learning Resources for the Course

Course Outline and Description of Sessions

Session 1: Mindfulness, self-connection, and the 5-step mediation model. Practicing interpersonal mindfulness/self-connection, self-expression, and empathic listening in a mediation context.

Session 2: Intensity Exercise Level 2: Integrating self-connection, self-empathy, and consciously choosing empathic speaking and listening when you are in a difficult conversation with another.

Session 3: Mediating difficult conversations with the 5-step mediation process, practicing connection requests. 

Session 4: Facilitating solution requests and agreements in difficult conversations, a 3 Chairs Process for Difficult Conversations.

Session 5: Mediating difficult conversations between yourself and others using an interpersonal mediation process and interpersonal mindfulness

Session 6: Deepening & Integration - In this final session, we'll review and deepen the practice and learning, and discuss how you can continue your learning and development and receive support after the course.