Blog

Talking to ourselves? Maybe not so mad after all…

There is a huge paradox at the heart of contemporary life in affluent nations: that as societies we are both better connected and more fragmented than we have ever been. One of the key outcomes of this new reality is the uncertainty we are all experiencing, caused by the constant meeting of ‘difference’, with little […]

Read More

Multiple faces; Multiple selves

When we mention conflict to people, they generally think we’re talking about trouble between other people, and in other places. When we sit down with them and talk about their own lives, they immediately start identifying their own contradictory thoughts and desires. Conflict isn’t just an external thing to work with, or help others. It’s […]

Read More

The mystery of conflict

There are days when I get up and think: what a strange world to have picked to work in, the world of conflict. Why on earth would I choose to spend so much time thinking about the most difficult parts of life? But when I look back, I can see how over the years I […]

Read More

Conflict, cooperation and transformation – meeting difference head-on

A two-day interactive workshop in Bristol, May 17 & 18th, 2016 Cost of 2-day workshop: £200 (some bursaries available) This engaging and thought-provoking workshop provides skills and concepts to engage constructively with ‘everyday’ conflict across a range of life settings, from work and communities to friends and family.   Understanding conflict as inevitable – a by-product […]

Read More