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April 25–27, 2014 Friday–Sunday 2 nights

From Conflict to Connection

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Linda Bloom and Charlie Bloom
Linda Bloom

Linda Bloom, LCSW, and Charlie Bloom, MSW, are seminar leaders, authors, psychotherapists, consultants, and experts in the field of human relations. Married since 1972, they have been working with individuals, couples, and groups throughout the…
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Charlie Bloom

Charlie Bloom, MSW, and Linda Bloom, LCSW, are seminar leaders, authors, psychotherapists, consultants, and experts in the field of human relations. Married since 1972, they have been working with individuals, couples, and groups throughout the…
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For individuals and couples.

We are often drawn to others not because of our similarities, but because of our differences. Those differences provide the means for growth and development—and they can also only cause conflict when there’s a struggle to convert the other person to our way of seeing or doing things. While it’s natural to want things to go in accordance with our preferences, getting caught in the grip of these impulses can cause great harm to a relationship.

The most important factor in developing healthy and fulfilling relationships is the ability to manage differences skillfully. Because few of us have had good role models for dealing well with conflict, this workshop aims to help everyone learn the art of effective conflict management.

Through interactive exercises, group process, guided meditation, and dialogue, we discover how “conscious combat” skills can be learned, practiced, and integrated into our relationships. These skills apply not only to romantic partnerships, but to family, friends, work, and community relationships as well.

Recommended reading Linda and Charlie Bloom, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last and Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth from Real Couples about Lasting Love (both from New World Library).