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Date(s) - 15/04/2021 - 27/05/2021
12:00 am

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We support people, to learn how to handle conflict, resist violence and build better relationships.

About this Event
Facing Up to Conflict – Evening Online Level 1 Workshop.

Would you like to have better, healthier relationships? Do you wish you could resolve disputes peacefully with family, friends, neighbours or co-workers?

Would you like to become a trained facilitator?

Now you can!

In this fun, interactive, online workshop, we learn how to make friends with conflict and communicate better. As you connect deeply with others, laugh and share, you will develop the skills you need to face up to conflict and build better relationships.

Commitment: 7 Thursday Evenings

15th April

22 April

29 April

29 April

6 May

13 May

20 May

27 May

Time: 7pm – 9.30pm

Participants and facilitators jointly explore our own relationships with conflict and violence and seek more creative ways to respond. These experiences aim to build a sense of community and trust through exercises focusing on:

COMMUNITY BUILDING

We begin with introductions, agreeing on boundaries for the workshop, sharing names and getting to know the group. Group construction and trust exercises help build a sense of community, as do games and shared storytelling of experiences. Doing exercises together can be fun and also teaches us about others and ourselves.

AFFIRMATION & SELF-ESTEEM

We first have to affirm the positive in ourselves before we can recognise the good in others. Affirmation and self-esteem are foundational to creating a safe environment that promotes positive feedback and trust.

COMMUNICATION

Improving communication skills is essential to our workshop, both assertive methods of expression as well as listening. Learning to communicate assertively and clearly helps break down barriers. Active listening skills are important as the experience of being heard at a deep level can be very rare in our lives—and is critical to conflict resolution.

COOPERATION

There is no perfect community or a group of people who agree on everything, but once sharing starts, you can create and experience the power of cooperation. Reflecting on what we learn from our experiences, and listening to what others have learned, helps us to grow as a person and develop cooperative attitudes that avoid competitive conflicts. Learning to cooperate in a group can take different forms, even without communicating verbally.

CREATIVE CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Conflict is part of life. Without it, life would be static and monotonous. AVP’s key to pre-empting violent conflict is to creatively transform unhealthy relationships through sharing, caring, improved communication skills and sometimes even surprise and humor. We focus on getting in touch with our inner Transforming Power to resolve violence. Role plays provide an opportunity to explore this power and to learn new and creative ways to respond to conflicts in our lives.

This course is also the first step to becoming an AVP trained facilitator.

Hear from our participants:

“It was really good to know that there are other people going through similar conflicts and brainstorming ideas was great ”
“The course is amazing and would make the world a better place if more people attend and also if taught in work settings and community.”
“It’s a great course , well delivered and very well planned and structured”
“Very helpful and good, would recommend to people who are struggling”
“I think my life is never going to be the same, as I have learnt new skills applicable in day to day and general life.”
Fees

We charge £100 for this workshop, if you are unwaged the fee is £30.

The fee is £80 for every other workshop you take.

If you can’t afford this, please contact us. We try to make sure no-one is excluded because of cost.

Refund Policy

Your fee includes a deposit of £25 (£10 unwaged), which may be retained if you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop. If you cancel within one week of the workshop your fee may be retained in full.

If you cancel before two weeks prior to the workshop Eventbrite processing fees will be deducted from your refund.

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