Communicating Under Conflict | ELT Module III

Dates and times:

Saturday, March 11th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 12th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Barn in Sebastopol, California

The Barn is a beautiful, large, oak floor studio rests among the apple trees on the south side of Sebastopol off of Bloomfield Rd.  The property is private so address & driving directions are given once you enroll.


This module untangles the hidden value of conflict. How can you make conflict an opportunity to strengthen yourself and deepen relationships? Discover the role you play in conflict. Combining movement, voice dialogue and non-violent communication, learn and practice how to “bring peace into the room.”


Contents and Methods of Module III

Conflicts trigger emotions and release hormones that influence our bodies, thoughts and feelings. Because we communicate differently under conflict, that affects how people hear us and we hear them. When conflicts arise, sustainable relationships need effective Conflict Resolution interventions.

This training delves deeply so that you may understand your beliefs and needs, which underlie conflict.  We use movement and voice dialog techniques to give emotions and personal stories form and expression. Our methods include coaching and teaching an Issues Clearing model for resolving conflict that integrates non-violent communication, embodiment and self-curiosity. We focus on how to identify our embodied responses to stress, pressure and reactivity and to “resource” with breath, movement and positive imagery. Discover the role you play in conflict and lead with the Presence of compassion and clarity when conflicts demand constructive engagement.


Movement and Other Methods

  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Patterns of Body Connectivity
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Jungian Archetypes for Leadership
  • Non-Violent Communication
  • Voice Dialog
  • Human Needs Matrix
  • Wendy Palmer’s Leadership Embodiment
  • 5 Elements Qigong

Workshop Outcomes

  • Learn how to modulate your reactive embodied stress patterns by Resourcing
  • Gain clarity on how you are co-creating conflict by working with the human needs matrix and understanding how unmet needs trigger your emotions
  • Practice Issue Clearing as a model to resolve conflict and strengthen connection
  • Discover how mindfulness and compassion positively influence on our verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Gain insight into your “shadow” behaviors, examine how they contribute to creating conflict in your relationships and explore how to shift them
  • Increase your tolerance and ability to communicate rather then withdraw when in a conflict relationship


Completion of ELT Modules I and II.  People with a background in Laban Movement Analysis, Dance/Movement Therapy, psychodrama or related personal development work may join individual modules with consent of instructors.

This module can be repeated.

“Your work is precious. Your training is essential.”
– Dr. Marita Schütz-Hartmann, Psychiatrist and specialist in psycho-somatic medicine and psychotherapy

“I won’t ignore myself anymore but take my own needs more seriously.”
– Handan Anapa, Project Manager at TEMA-Stiftung für den Naturschutz.

“This work has been an extraordinary experience for me, combining body awareness with crucial skills how to contribute my part for a more peaceful world.  I truly feel empowered and more prepared for my personal uncertain future.”
– Stella Braasch, Student at Alanus Hochschule, Alfter, in Fine Arts and Philosophy; Arts & Social Entrepreneurship.

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Standard | Module III - March 11-12 $550
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Student | Module III - March 11-12 $250
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Professional | Module III - March 11-12 $350
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Discounted Early Bird Pass available until February 14, 2017. After this date, the Standard Pass rate of $550 applies. Student Pass available only to students currently enrolled in a college, university or high school. Professional Pass available only to CMA’s and DMT’s

The purchase of a pass holds your place in the course. There are NO refunds for lack of attendance. If a module is cancelled, your purchase will be returned. CMER reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registration. Final decisions regarding the status of each course are made two weeks before the scheduled start date. Before making travel arrangements, please contact us to be sure enough people have registered for the course. For additional information on cancellation and refund policies, please refer to our Terms & Conditions page.

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to register for full training.



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