Group Conflict Coaching
CAOS Conflict Management provides Group Conflict Coaching to enable different people to come together to support each other in responding more effectively to their difficult situations, relationship problems and other unresolved conflicts.
"Alan is not only an extremely experienced and knowledgeable trainer but also immensely skilful at managing and holding groups. Over the years he has devised and developed a unique way of teaching conflict resolution techniques which has wide appeal. In my opinion there are few people in this country who are as skilled both as a practitioner and leading advocate of Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution as Alan Sharland. He has an excellent reputation in the field." Marina Cantacuzino, Founder/Director of The Forgiveness Project who attended one of our Group Conflict Coaching sessions.
Is Group Conflict Coaching for you?
The groups run for 5-8 sessions and are for anyone with an unresolved conflict of some kind to attend and discuss their situation in a mutually supportive group of up to 12 people.
There are also smaller group work activities within each session and so there is no pressure to speak in large groups if you prefer not to, you may prefer to listen through most of the session, and use it as an opportunity to reflect on your own situation.
Your difficulty does not have to be 'serious' - it may be an everyday kind of difficulty but one which you are still finding difficult to manage and not finding it easy to discuss with people elsewhere.
Group conflict coaching can help with issues such as:
- Family conflicts
- Workplace difficulties
- Neighbour difficulties
- Difficulties with your partner or ex-partner
.....and many more.
Who will run the group?
The facilitator will be an experienced mediator and conflict coach with a background in supporting people in reflecting on their difficulty and helping them to create new ways forward in their situation.
Please CONTACT CAOS if you would like more information about Conflict Coaching from CAOS Conflict Management.
The benefits of a Group Conflict Coaching session include the following:
- Group members get a chance to be reminded that everyone struggles with unresolved conflict at different times and that even seemingly minor difficulties can feel overwhelming.
- Group members get a chance to learn and practice some simple effective communication principles that can help improve their interactions with others.
- Group members get a chance to reflect on how they are responding to their unresolved conflict and to consider and practice different ways of responding that they can take away and try in their difficult situation.
- Group members get a chance to look at how effectively they normally communicate and can become more conscious or 'mindful' of how they are communicating, particularly within the situation they are struggling with.
Comments and feedback from Group Conflict Coaching Participants:
At the start of GCC sessions we ask people to score the level of stress or difficulty their situation or feelings about conflict are causing from 1 (not stressful/difficult at all) to 10 (extremely stressful and difficult). Below are some comments from recent participants and their scores before and after attending the GCC sessions.
"I have shifted from seeing conflict as stressful to it being an experience about which I can control my own feelings......Now I feel what is more important is to see how I relate to myself from within and from outside of (looking in on) a conflict." - Group Conflict Coaching participant. Score changed from 9 to 5.
"I've managed to stand back from direct involvement. I'm beginning to recognise opening signs of being drawn into conflict. I recognise there is an option not to be 'wound up'. Group Conflict Coaching participant. Score changed from 10 to 5.
Other comments from Group Conflict Coaching participants....
"I am amazed and delighted by the group conflict coaching and the possibility of conflict as an opportunity. I had no idea about this before.....post course I feel differently aware and more grounded in reality."
Some more information about Group Conflict Coaching:
"The workshop was excellent. Very insightful and informative. I feel I have a good understanding now of the dynamics of conflict and ways of approaching it. I found the 9 Principles an excellent set of guidelines for group behaviour. Alan walks his talk and models his work in the way he teaches and interacts."
The sessions are usually 2- 2½ hours long with a 10-15 min break half way and they are relaxed and informal.
There are 5-8 sessions for each group and you don't have to attend all of them if there are difficulties, but you can't then drop into another group's sessions instead. The members of each group remain the same throughout the 5-8 sessions.
Once you've attended the sessions you can't attend again for at least 6 months.
This is because conflict coaching is always about enabling you to move forward and make changes or even to learn different ways of accepting your situation staying the same, but with less stress associated with it. Attending another set of sessions soon after your first set risks the group conflict coaching becoming just a chance to continually 'offload' without making any internal or external changes in how you deal with your situation.
How much does it cost?
Sessions are £15 each but we ask for payment in advance so a series of 5 sessions costs £75, 8 sessions £120 etc.
Where are the sessions held?
Sessions are held at different locations around London.
Please CONTACT CAOS if you would like to sign up for Group Conflict Coaching and would like to know more.
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