Episode 24: Mediation and Conflict (in Quarantine) – with Mirella Kreder

What is conflict management and mediation? What is the role of emotions in managing conflict? And how can we deal with conflict in quarantine – when we are forced to spend more time than usual with the people we live with?

MirellaMy guest, Mirella Kreder, is an organisational consultant and mediator, specialised in communication, business psychology and development. She offers business consulting and mediation to all kinds of organisations and individuals seeking such expertise in the Czech Republic and abroad.

Join us as we discuss the field of mediation – from international conflicts to conflicts in the living room, emotional intelligence, and the stresses of living under quarantine. We recorded this episode under the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Resources: 

Find Mirella here at Linkedin (website coming soon)

Article: New Research on Stress of Quarantine and 5 Ways to Feel Better

Blog post: Managing Conflict Under Quarantine (good for couples + parents)

What is Mediation? – from Findlaw.com

 

 

 

 

 

Episode 23: How Emotional Intelligence helps us Connect (even in Quarantine)- with Josh Freedman

What is Emotional Intelligence? How can it help us to connect to ourselves and each other – especially during unprecedented times like these, where we are more physically disconnected than ever before? And how can we face the painful and difficult realities facing us and the planet right now?

JoshFreedmanMy guest, Joshua Freedman, is one of the world’s leading specialists on developing and applying emotional intelligence to improve performance. He is the CEO of Six Seconds, the the world’s preeminent emotional intelligence organization, and works all over the world delivering trainer certification programs and keynotes, and supporting practitioners in their life-changing work in business, education, and communities.

Join us for a moving conversation on the collective consciousness of this moment, where we discuss the need to turn towards the pain of climate change and to grieve, the vital lessons we are learning during lockdown, and how EQ might be part of helping us to create a better world.

Listen here: Emotional Intelligence and Connection (in Quarantine)

Or WATCH the full, unedited conversation here: How Emotional Intelligence helps us Connect (including in Quarantine)

Resources: 

Josh’s website: https://jmfreedman.com/ 

Joshua Freedman on LinkedIn 

Six Seconds – the Emotional Intelligence Network

14 Resources for Emotional Health During Coronavirus Times (Six Seconds)

What is Emotional Intelligence? Exploring the Six Seconds tools (from my Coaching blog)

 

Episode 14: Street harassment, trust and safe spaces: How do we deal with feeling unsafe?

Why do some people feel safe in one situation, while others are afraid? What does it mean to create a safe space? Does having a sense of community make us feel safer? And how can we deal with those times when we feel unsafe?

Screen Shot 2019-06-16 at 14.32.07Our guest, Desi, is a burlesque teacher and movement therapist, and has just started her own podcast – See You Next Tuesday – where she explores what it means to feel safe. Her own journey may have started with the rigorous safety training she received as a child, but true inspiration struck at the most surprising time. We discuss differences in safety between the USA and the Czech Republic, where we live, including why people react differently to sexual harassment.

Through our conversation, we cover many topics – what it means to feel safe within your own body, how to create a safe space, and how our previous experiences shape what we perceive as safe and unsafe.

Listen to the episode here: https://anchor.fm/the-way-we-connect/episodes/Safety–street-harassment–and-trust-How-do-we-create-safe-spaces-and-deal-will-feeling-unsafe-ea310b

Resources:

Connect with Desi (and her Burlesque personality, Fattyma Cous Cous) on Facebook, Instagram or her website

What happens in our brains when we feel feararticle 

The Neuroscience of Feeling Safe and Connectedarticle

Non-Violent Communication (and Safety as a basic human need): https://nonviolentcommunication.com or this summary 

How Fear is Wired in our Brains – video:

The effect of trauma on the brain and how it affects behaviours – video

Episode 7: Radical Honesty: is honesty always the best policy? with Marvin Schulz

Is honesty always the best policy? What are the pros and cons of being honest? And what is Radical Honesty?

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In this episode, we invite Marvin Schulz – Radical Honesty trainer and coach – to discuss the practice of Radical Honesty. Originally created by Dr Brad Blanton, a psychotherapist who realised one day that the root of most suffering was some form of dishonesty or another – Radical Honesty is a practice in which people try to speak honestly to one another. But it’s more than that – it’s a way of being present in the moment, of recognising what is ‘true’ vs true for you, and of living in a more open, vulnerable and loving way.

The conversation takes us down some other interesting roads – when have we been honest or dishonest in our lives? What does honesty really mean? Is it better to be honest or polite, and in which situations? And what’s the difference between being honest and just being an asshole?

Listen here: https://anchor.fm/the-way-we-connect/episodes/Radical-Honesty—is-honesty-always-the-best-policy-ea30voor download from your favourite podcast app.

Resources:

Radical Honest website – https://www.radicalhonesty.com

Is is Better to be Polite or Frank? School of Life video