Dis-Solving Conflict from Within


Dis-Solving Conflict from Within(tm) is a highly interactive workshop which introduces the participants to a powerful, mindfulness-based conflict coaching tool. This tool is designed to empower one to respond to conflict with strength, clarity and compassion as opposed to reacting to it with fear, avoidance, or aggression. This workshop will also  invite the participants to introduce trauma awareness, mindfulness, and compassionate communications practices into their work as human service professionals and will discuss how these practices can be transformative for a wide-range of cases, clients, and settings including: conflict resolution, coaching, counseling, social work, and mental health. Other topics covered in this workshop will include: 

·      Understanding conflict from a trauma-aware perspective;

·      Differentiation between reaction and response in conflict and how to move towards a response;

·      Exploration of four principles of conflict transformation;

·      Using trauma-aware and mindfulness practices to deal with highly charged and/or “unresolvable” conflicts; and

·      Connecting trauma awareness and mindfulness and with inclusion and equity in human services

All participants will receive a signed copy of the trainer’s book, Dis-solving Conflict From Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation.

TRAINER: Henry Yampolsky is a best-selling author, mediator, educator, lawyer, and multi-time TEDx speaker. Henry serves as the Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution at Virginia Tech's Office for Equity and Accessibility and teaches conflict resolution, mediation, and peace building through Virginia Tech's Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. Henry has worked with hundreds of complex conflicts and has taught and lectured around the world, including at: Columbia University School of Law, the New York Peace Institute, Bellevue Mediation in Zurich, Switzerland, Barathiar University in Coimbatore, India, at the International Gandhi Center in New Delhi, and at the Sattva Summit in Rishikesh, India. Before embarking on a path of peace building, Henry was an award-winning trial lawyer in Philadelphia. Henry is a graduate of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law and of the University of Scranton. He is also a master-level instructor of Sattva Yoga, trained in Rishikesh, India.  Henry lives in the mountains of Southwest Virginia with his wife Juliya and a hound/rottweiler/pitbull mix puppy named Gigi.  

Upcoming Dis-Solving Conflict from Within Events

June 30, 2023
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
1420 Walnut Street, Suite 817

Registration Fees

  • Register by 6/9/2023
    $225.00 – Registration with no credits
    after 6/9/2023 – $250.00
  • Register by 6/9/2023
    $250.00 – Registration with 5.5 PACLE or NASW credits
    after 6/9/2023 – $275.00
  • Register by 6/9/2023
    $200.00 – PCM member registration with no credits
    after 6/9/2023 – $225.00
  • Register by 6/9/2023
    $225.00 – PCM member registration with 5.5 PACLE or NASW credits
    after 6/9/2023 – $250.00