Who doesn’t find themselves in the midst of conflict on a daily basis? Because we live in society, conflict is a fact of life, but, amazingly, it is a fact that is frequently misunderstood and rarely a subject of study outside of psychological and sociological circles.
Add to this the fact that the gifted mind is so often predisposed to an emotional intensity that throws fuel on the proverbial fire, and you have a recipe for avoidance at best and disaster at worst.
Why do we fight with other people? How should we respond when confronted? What makes us so angry at one time and not another—with one person and not another?
In this class, we will peel back those layers and discover, individually and together, what conflict is, what our role is, how we each respond to it, how to be our own master, and what impact communication and perspective have on conflict resolution.
“Conflict Resolution was a very enjoyable, informative class. The “professor” was so friendly. The lessons taught me a lot about conflict, and helped me to understand my self and other people. My favorite thing was learning about Dabrowski’s overexcitablitlies. This increased my self knowledge and allowed me to assess how they cause me to react when conflict strikes. I recommend this class for anyone who’s interested in learning more about themselves.” ~Student Molly T.
Note to parents:
- This class is designed to help students learn their own role in conflict and how changing their attitude and actions can lead to resolution. The premise is that we cannot change others, but we can change how we react to them and that this shift can and does result in positive changes.
- This class is not designed for severe and violent conflict resolution, and it is not a substitute for psychological counseling or intervention.