Free work­shop to fo­cus on cop­ing with con­flict

North West Telegraph - - North West Lifestyle -

Hed­land Well Women’s Cen­tre will host a free in­tro­duc­tory work­shop about peace­ful path­ways to con­flict res­o­lu­tion and com­mu­nity build­ing on Novem­ber 9-10 as part of the Al­ter­na­tives to Vi­o­lence Project.

The work­shops will run from 8.30am to 4pm each day and will in­clude guided ex­er­cises fo­cus­ing on af­fir­ma­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, co-op­er­a­tion, com­mu­nity build­ing and con­flict res­o­lu­tion.

Well Women’s Cen­tre coun­sel­lor Simmy Knott took part in the work­shop ear­lier this year and said it was an ex­per­i­men­tal way to de­velop peo­ple’s abil­i­ties to re­solve con­flicts with­out re­sort­ing to ma­nip­u­la­tion, co­er­cion or vi­o­lence.

“It does not re­quire any pre­vi­ous train­ing, only a will­ing­ness to par­tic­i­pate,” she said. “This is not work­shop to work on per­sonal is­sues, rather an op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore how each of us copes with vi­o­lence and to learn new ways to cope in the fu­ture.”

To book, phone 9140 1124 or visit well­wom­

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