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This conference will address the fact that so many good relationships break down simply through lack of resources on how to handle conflict well. Unless a person has been spectacularly lucky in having parents as great models for handling conflict, it is unlikely they will have the skills for successful conflict resolution that actually strengthens key relationships over time. And research shows that conflict avoidance is very damaging for relationships too.
Presenters will address how, when feeling threatened and hurt, unappreciated people tend to move into very primitive mechanisms: flight/flight/freeze which results in the other person moving into fight/ flight/freeze. This drives the two people apart, both reeling from feelings of shame, pain, and feeling desperately misunderstood. With some beautiful reflective work, the presenters will demonstrate how it is possible to support families, couples, parents and children to work well with conflict, to feel empowered and learn to surf conflict in an elegant way instead of living in dread of drowning in shame, contempt and attachment rupture. All the presenters are specialists in family therapy, couples counselling, conflict resolution and parent child relationships.
Helene Igwebuike is an Integrative Counsellor and ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist, Supervisor and Trainer, as well as one of the co-founders of the British EFT Centre. Helene is passionately committed to helping couples and individuals heal and transform the relationship with self and others by relating in open-hearted meaningful ways that build trust, emotional closeness, physical intimacy, personal and relational wellbeing. More info: www.counselling4couples.co.uk
Co-founder of Emotion Coaching UK. Trained teacher and has led research into the development of Emotion Coaching both as a parenting programme and its application in schools and community settings throughout the UK. Has worked closely with vulnerable children and young people in a range of roles, is a Level 1 Theraplay practitioner. Janet has led training in Emotion Coaching for numerous Local Authorities and organisations and is also Academic Lead for the Attachment Aware Schools Project based at Bath Spa University. She is frequently invited to be a Keynote speaker at conferences throughout the UK. Janet is also the Principal of Norland College in Bath, and was previously an Associate Professor, Reader in Education, Programme and Award Leader at Bath Spa and an Associate of Kate Cairns Associates and Early Education. She has authored numerous books, chapters and research publications. Her most recent co-authored book is Health and Wellbeing in Early Childhood.
Other speaker to be confirmed shortly
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