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REFRAMING THREAT AS CHALLENGE: working with self-compassion and values as s...
Fri. 4 November 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm AEDT
* This one-day training awards 6CPD for Mediators and is located on Resolution Institute level 1 in room 5.
* Morning and afternoon tea included.
the empowerment transplant is a self-coaching system informed by self-compassion, self-determination and values theories, and inspired by Buddhist philosophy. Created by Sandra Walden Pearson, the system is evidence based on her PhD research and designed to develop the practical skills of self-compassion and determination, and experience the sense of empowerment it engenders, especially in workplace situations of perceived threat. This training is based on this system, which trains to reappraise perceived threat as challenge and develop the skills to meet/exceed challenge demands.
Testimonials from this training include the following:
- This introduced me to a fascinating and informative new way of thinking about and employing compassion in disputes of all types.
- It provided me with a good insight into how self-empowerment and compassion go hand in hand and that it's ok, indeed commended, for self-motivation to be a reason to be compassionate.
- Well presented, clear, good pace – interesting and practical model with good takeaways to use straight away.
- An informative and very constructive course. This will change the way I interact with people, especially in the workplace.
These practical skills are crucial in situations such as those where clients and/or their associates demonstrate intimidatory behaviour towards the professionals whose help they seek; or are intimidated, themselves, by other parties with whom they may be in conflict, such as in instances of workplace bullying. In the mediation context, the capability to reframe threat as challenge is central to the Mediator role of facilitating the self-determination of clients – as stated in NMAS 2015, p.2:
Mediation is a process that promotes the self-determination of participants and in which participants, with the support of a mediator:
(a) communicate with each other, exchange information and seek understanding
(b) identify, clarify and explore interests, issues and underlying needs
(c) consider their alternatives
(d) generate and evaluate options
(e) negotiate with each other; and
(f) reach and make their own decisions.
the empowerment transplant facilitates both self-awareness, through self-compassionate self-coaching, and the skill of strategic self-determination. This distinctive combination results, too, in an innovative and creative approach to integrating the seeming paradoxes of conflict, such as competition and cooperation, which can impede effective engagement in conflictual situations and pose risk to psychosocial, physical and economic wellbeing.
Attendees will leave with introductory level, practical skill in implementing the structured, depersonalising strategy for self determination and empowerment when threat is perceived, based on the empowerment transplant self-coaching system.
This training is for Mediators, and for FDR and associated Practitioners, seeking a easy, practical and replicable strategy. It is for Conflict Coaches seeking a calibre of questioning that facilitates greater client awareness and potential for change. It is for workplace investigators and social sector professionals needing a strategy to maintain their own wellbeing and to encourage fuller client engagement. And it is for HR and all professionals seeking an innovative strategy for workplace bullying intervention and prevention that actively cultivates equity and respect in organisational cultures.
I look forward to working with you.