Series (4 webinars)
Participants are encouraged to attend the full series but each session is on a separate, but related, aspect of families in high conflict and worthy of attendance on its own - subject to particular interest and schedule availability. Individual sessions will be recorded and available for streaming afterwards for registered participants who are not able to attend a particular session.
This 4-part webinar series (one hour each webinar) will assist family mediators to engage with families involved in high conflict child custody disputes by exploring the connections of mediation with neuroscience, emotional regulation, adult attachment patterns, and fear-based relationships. Emotional awareness within the mediation process will be foundational to identify and repair errors in neutrality and engagement. Practical strategies for overcoming fear-based relationship conflicts and the concept of multi-partial alliances will be offered to help mediators convey empathy, engagement and emotional clarity. Reflecting on developments in neuro-principles and trauma-informed practice, the workshop will offer practical tips for developing responsive approaches to engage with clients.
Webinar 1: Understanding high conflict in the brain: Neuroscience, drama and trauma
This first webinar will introduce you to neuroscience and trauma. We will focus on the basic brain functions, the brain during conflict, brain communication and an introduction to neuromodulators.
Webinar 2: Understanding high conflict in the heart: Insecure and fearful adult attachment patterns
The second webinar will focus on adult attachment (from cradle to grave), adult attachment patterns, primary and secondary emotions and the association of fearful attachment and conflict.
Webinar 3: When mediators get stuck in high conflict: Moving from neutrality to multi-partial alliances
The third webinar will illustrate patterns of disengagement with high conflict parents. We will focus on multi-partial alliances and empathy, engagement and emotional clarity to connect with clients.
Webinar 4: Reflections on working with families involved in high conflict: Lessons from neuroscience, conflict resolution and decision making in mediation
Based on a summary from the first three webinars, this final webinar will be an interactive session with participants to consider practical strategies to connect neuroscience, conflict resolution and decision making in mediation. This last webinar will be an opportunity for participants to ask the facilitator questions and to expand on any area covered within the webinar series.
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