Fri., Mar. 05 | Zoom Video Event

Disagree Productively [Free Webinar] - Connect in Conflict with Applied Empathy

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Disagree Productively [Free Webinar] - Connect in Conflict with Applied Empathy

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Mar. 05, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Video Event

About the Event

I believe every voice matters. If you’re like me, you want to live in a world where you have free speech and feel safe to think, feel and believe what you want as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone.

But when we disagree and get into conflict with our partner, we don't act like it. We yell back and forth in Parallel Monologue both trying to be heard at the same time. We get irritated, angry and defensive trying to prove, “I'm right, you’re wrong and why can't you just see things my way? If you did, we wouldn't have this problem.” We all want to be understood, but very few partners are willing to try and understand the person they disagree with.

So what's the way out?

• Why is it so hard to get through to your partner or be understood sometimes?

• Why do life partners who chose to love each other get sucked into anger and recurring conflict?

• How can you respect each other’s differences and both feel understood, even with opposing perspectives?

Empathy is easy when we're in agreement, but when we're in conflict we actually resist empathy! Most of us know what empathy is, but don’t know how to do it or how to apply it to resolve misunderstandings, disagreements or arguments peacefully.

Empathy is more nuanced than I ever could have imagined. Coaching couples on communication and emotional intelligence to end recurring conflict, I've seen how one mis-step can trigger a fight.

On the other hand, I've seen how empathy can be used to put out the fire of frustration and conflict quickly. The way you listen and the words you use have the power to soothe your partner’s nervous system.

If you’re like me and you value diversity, equality, empathy, open-mindedness, connection and growth, this webinar will teach you how to put those values into action so that you can walk through conflict in peace, and maybe even learn something from each other.

We’ll Cover:

  • 9 Myths of Empathy that Create Conflict
  • 5 Ways to Create Psychological Safety
  • 3 False Assumptions that Create and Escalate Conflict
  • 1 style of communication that works in normal everyday conversation (we all use it) but when we disagree or when we’re triggered, it's ineffective and actually it makes things worse!
  • 1 alternative style of communication that you can use to replace that ineffective style so that you can disagree productively and create peace and understanding even with differences of opinion.
  • 1 simple lesson in neurobiology, (nothing complicated!) so that you understand what happens in your brain when you get triggered and 2 strategies to restore rational thinking when in an emotional reaction.
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