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Inside Out: Conflict and Compassion

February 8 @ 7:30 pm - February 15 @ 10:00 am

Free – $1299

The pool at Mar de Jade, the site of our Compassion and Conflict trainingOne of the meditation rooms at Mar de Jade, the site of our Compassion and Conflict trainingOne space now available in a shared room for a woman!

We are living in an age of outrage and division. Many of us feel called upon to stand up for our beliefs–and to find ways to reduce the animosity that we see online and all around us. This is difficult work, and it can’t be done without clarity about ourselves. Join us at our Conflict and Compassion retreat as we explore how our emotional reactions to the problems of the external world—from climate change to politics to interpersonal conflicts—influence our outward responses. Together, we will investigate how deeper internal work can make us more resilient and useful in the complicated world we inhabit.

People who work in conflict experience powerful emotional currents, whether they want to or not. From mediators to journalists to politicians to therapists, we can’t help but carry judgments and gut feelings into our work. Exasperation, fear, anger and other difficult emotions go with the job. But they don’t have to drain our spirit and motivation. We can learn to use these reactions to help us form deeper connections to the problems and people we encounter. And with connections come new possibilities for  helping people find their way through conflict.

In this Inside Out: Conflict and Compassion program, we will use reflective exercises, role play, dialogue and meditation to intimately examine our work lives and our relationship to conflict.

We will also take time to enjoy the tranquility and natural beauty of Mar de Jade, situated on a stunning sandy beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico north of Puerta Vallerta. The resort offers healthy, delicious food, swimming, yoga and breathtaking views. Our schedule includes long afternoon breaks to explore the beach and surrounding area.


Mar De Jade retreat center, Chacala, Mexico.  Visit www.mardejade.com for additional information and photos.Ocean view of Mar de Jade, the site of our Compassion and Conflict training


February 8 through February 15, 2020.  We will start the evening of February 8 to allow for travel to Chacala and end on the morning of February 15 to allow for return travel


Gary Friedman and Norman Fischer

Training fee: $1,299.

Logistics and facility cost:

the food at Mar de Jade.Housing and meals – includes 7 nights accommodations and 3 delicious buffet style meals per day.

The following are extra and optional:  bar drinks, spa treatments, and gratuities.

Pick-up and transportation from and to the Puerto Vallerta airport is available at an additional cost.

Excursions are available during our long afternoon break at an additional cost.

The dining pavilion at Mar de Jade, the site of our Compassion and Conflict training

Please visit here for Mar de Jade’s cancellation policy and other FAQs.

Continuing Education Credits:

Mental Health: The Center for Understanding in Conflict is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The Center for Understanding in Conflict maintains responsibility for this program and its content. BBS licensees may also receive credit from The Center for Understanding in Conflict as a provider approved by the California Psychological Association. This course qualifies for 30 CE credits.

Legal: The Center for Understanding in Conflict is an accredited provider of California Continuing Legal Education. This training  – appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys – qualifies for 30 CA MCLE credit hours.

A class on the beachat Mar de Jade, the site of our Compassion and Conflict trainingMore food at Mar de Jade.Accomodations at Mar de Jade.A garden room at Mar de Jade.





February 8 @ 7:30 pm
February 15 @ 10:00 am
Free – $1299
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Mar de Jade
Mar de Jade No. 1
Chacala, nayarit Mexico
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