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Self Reflection in Action: Using Our Inner Selves to Help People in Conflict

February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm - February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am PST

$450.00 – $1,125.00

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Powerful emotional currents flow through us as professionals who work with conflict.  We size up our clients and carry judgments, frustrations and gut feelings about them in our bodies.  The frustration, exasperation, anger and other difficult emotions that are part of daily life in this field hold the key to a deeper connection to the parties who come to us.  And with connections come new more satisfying possibilities for resolving their conflicts.

In this Self Reflection for Conflict Professionals Intensive (“SCPI”) program, through self-reflective exercises, role play, dialogue and meditation, we will create an opportunity for us all to have a deep intimate examination of our work lives and our relationship to conflict.

There will be opportunities for enjoying the atmosphere and great food of Mar de Jade, situated on a sandy beach on the Pacific Coast of Mexico north of Puerta Vallerta while meeting and studying with participants from geographically diverse locations.

The program is designed for people who have participated in our basic training, prior SCPI programs, or other self -reflective practices.  Feel free to contact us if you have questions about the suitability of the program for you.

Space is limited to 20 persons.  Early registration is highly recommended.

Location:  Mar De Jade retreat center, Chacala, Mexico.  Visit www.mardejade.com for additional information and photos.ocean-view-of-resort

Dates:  February 3 through February 10, 2018.  We will start the evening of February 3 to allow for travel to Chacala and end on the morning of February 10 to allow for return travel

Faculty:  Gary Friedman and Norman Fischer

Training fee:  $1,250.  A $500 deposit is required to hold your place.  If a deposit is made, the balance is due by November 1, 2017.  If registering after November 1, 2017, payment in full is required at the time of registration.  Refund policy:  a full refund will be made if cancelled prior to September 1, 2017.  A 50% refund will be made for cancellations between September 1 and November 1 unless we are able to fill your place.  No refunds will be made after November 1 unless we are able to fill your place.  Scroll to the bottom to register for the training.  Housing is booked separately – see below.

foodHousing and meals – includes 7 nights accommodations and 3 buffet style meals per day.

The following are extra and optional:  bar drinks, spa treatments, excursions, transportation and gratuities for any of these extra.

Accommodation choices:

Ocean room: $2,200 single, $1,450 each double, $750 additional person
Garden room:  $1,900 single, $1,350 each double, $750 additional person
Guest room:  $1,650 single, $1,150 each double, $750 additional person
Loft room:  $950 per person to be shared by 4 persons (may be reserved for 4 persons or can be reserved as an individual and other guests will be assigned to share the room)terrace
Children:  Rates for children staying in the same rooms as parents are as follows:  0-6 – free;  7-12 – $40 per night per child;  over 13 – same as above.

Housing is reserved directly with Mar de Jade by one of the following:
1. Book Online (unique booking link for direct access to the retreat)
2. Call 1800-257-0532
3. Email [email protected]

Note: The online booking system will only reserve complete rooms. If more than two people are booking together and wish to split the deposit on multiple credit cards, call Mar de Jade directly. They are not able to guarantee shared rates if roommates do not book together.

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 – will qualify for 30 CA MCLE credit hours.







February 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm PST
February 10, 2018 at 11:00 am PST
$450.00 – $1,125.00
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Center for Understanding in Conflict


Mar de Jade
Mar de Jade No. 1
Chacala, nayarit Mexico
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