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Level 2: Turning Conflict into Creativity in Northern Sierra Mountains California


  • University of Earth's beautiful Lost Sierra Retreat Center Nothern Sierra Nevada Mountains Califonia USA (map)

Level 2: Turning conflict into creativity 

Projection, shadow and conflict in relationships and group dynamics

This training is appropriate for leaders, managers, facilitators and coaches

Change, transformation, and evolution depend on the tension between what is, and what will be; between our current state and our future state; between present reality and our hopes and visions for what could be.

As we open our circles of self, relationship and communities to the fertile ground of truth and authenticity, we often reveal underlying tensions that were quietly affecting the interactions and outcomes of our life and work. This tension can be emotional -- causing suffering, distress, and disfunction -- or it can be creative, inspiring healing, growth, and authentic connection.  

This training will offer ways of working with this tension to foster generativity, to overcome interpersonal challenges, and transform stagnant relationships into the fertile ground of creative new growth in your life and work.

You will learn to:

  • Develop self-awareness of intrapersonal and interpersonal patterns that maintain unhealthy relationships dynamics

  • Understand the roots, causes and creative potential of conflict 

  • Identify and assess sources of tension and struggle within yourself, group and organization

  • Transform conflict in self, groups and others

  • Understand group or organizational dynamics that cause or maintain emotional tension

  • Practice in working with emotional tension for more generative outcomes

  • Have more confidence in dealing with difficult situations that arise 

  • Assess and communicate blind spots and areas of avoidance for transformation 

Friday November 15th 4pm - Sunday November 17th 4pm.

This workshop will be held at" University of Earth's beautiful Lost Sierra Retreat Center " one hour north of Truckee and Reno NV in the Northern Sierra Nevada Mountains. We will be arranging ride shares from the East Bay. Cost of accommodation and vegetarian mealsfor the weekend is $240. Scholarships, discounts and payments plans are available for those in financial need for both accommodation and tuition. Please email miriam@weareopencircle.com to apply.