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Conflict Resolution

Conflict is a natural part of being in relationships and communities.  We use a consensus-building model of dialogue by noticing our reactions and feelings, using mindfulness to have awareness of our sensations, and non-violent communication tools to engage in beneficial conversation towards healing, restoration and resolution.

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Noticing Sensations

Checking in with our own sensations and identifying what may best serve is usually the initial step.

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"No Fault Zone"

Based on mindful awareness of our bodies, once we have moved into calm awareness, conversations can be held using NVC tools of OFNR (observations, feelings, needs and requests).

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D.E.F.U.S.E. Anger

It may be helpful to work through some steps identified in the "No Fault Zone" book to alleviate and look into intense emotions.

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Emotions to Solutions

Continuing to use various sources available, a member may find one set of suggestions preferable to another.  Multiple tools and venues are available to support the difficult work of cultivating kind relationships in the community.  

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Awarenes & Action Map

A more detailed structure that can support member's emotional processing is based on a hybrid model from various sources in the Social Emotional Learning realm and personal learning by HGEC Founder.

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Love 2015

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Feedback Options

Conflicts are either identified by simply being present to the exchanges during the day or folks identify suggestions, compliments or concerns by dropping notes in a box.

The members prefer to have concerns between specific individuals be discussed in private with a facilitator.  And a general (nonspecific) disclosure of challenges be shared at the closing circle, so the community has awareness of such matters. 

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