Conflict wreaks havoc on our brains and shuts down our ability to stay present and problem-solve during stressful situations. Learning not to shut down allows us to remain curious and to break the destructive cycle of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to unproductive conversations.
A brief pause can make all the difference to avoid knee-jerk reactions during conflict. This course will teach you to be aware of your inherent reactions and how to disrupt your Fight-or-Flight response. You will learn simple and effective techniques to do this focused on breath, posture, and vision. Join veteran conflict resolver, coach, and somatic educator Stephen Kotev, for a fun and highly experiential program.
Instructor: Stephen Kotev
Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credits: (pending)
Location: 9653 Fairfax Blvd, Suite 203, Fairfax, VA 22031
Stephen Kotev is a conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, leadership coaching, negotiation and facilitation services, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Masters degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and certificates in leadership coaching and conflict coaching from Georgetown University and Dr. Tricia Jones of Conflict Coaching Matters LLC.
He is Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution Taskforce on Safety in ADR and holds rank in the Japanese martial art of Aikido and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He specializes in training conflict resolvers on how to maintain their calm in the most stressful of situations and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on this topic for George Mason University