Dealing with interpersonal or societal conflict
We will always have conflict in life, the experts say that it is normal- it shows that there are different ideas and actions among people and it is a healthy part of society. It gets us away from everyone agreeing all the time about the same things. When it becomes difficult and even dangerous is when it gets out of control, when people or groups have different wants and expectations, and we or the people around us aren’t able to cope with it. We will discuss the problems with you and try to find realistic solutions and strategies to ease the conflict and perhaps turn them to your advantage or reduce tensions to allow you to cope with them. In this area I am not only thinking about inter personal conflict at work or in the family or private relationship, but I am also thinking about group and community conflicts.
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