Five Styles of Responding to Conflict, Conflict Resolution

Conflict resolution counselling can be effectively applied to professional and personal relationships to help resolve a wide variety of issues. Therapy will not only help in resolving the conflict at hand, but will provide all parties with skills they can apply to other situations in their daily life. The dynamics at play in these conflicts are well-understood, and parties involved are guided through a process in which they will successfully resolve the conflict.

Conflicts can arise for a variety of reasons including personality differences, and differing priorities, goals and opinions.  When strong emotions come into play, it can create even more difficulty. Emotional reactions can cause internal biological systems to activate, which can lead to poor decisions, mental blockages to problem solving and damage to your relationships.

Conflict Resolution Includes:

  • Expression of intention from all parties
  • Exploration of concerns of each party
  • Identifying possible solutions
  • Collaborative development of a solution suitable to all parties

Often, the underlying emotion makes it difficult to come to an acceptable agreement.  By establishing an environment of safety, trust, and candid expression, each party can feel understood, and are given a better opportunity to understand each other.

By maintaining the focus on core concerns, conflict resolution counselling ensures that the most peaceful solution is reached without causing damage to relationships or organizations.

Stewart & Associates has counsellors that are experienced in conflict resolution counselling.

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