Bountiful Bristol Bulletin

Transforming Conflict-A training day for people interested in a sustainable future Saturday January 24th 2009 9.30am-5pm by nadiacatkinhillman
January 6, 2009, 10:22 pm
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conflictWhat’s this training about?

When you (or others) are in conflict how well do you cope?
Would you like to deal with conflict more constructively and creatively?
Does it sometimes seem to be very hard to be true to / stand up for yourself and your values and avoid getting into conflict?

A group can have high aspirations, and yet suffer from internal dynamics that hold it back. We know we need diversity and inclusion, but we can still fall into issues of power and helplessness. Conflicts may float around unresolved in the background and continue to affect the life of the group, and are sometimes only resolved by withdrawal or exclusion. Unresolved conflicts can bring overwhelm and burn-out.

How did this training come about?

At the recent Transition Cities conference in Nottingham, there was a short workshop on Working with Conflict. It was facilitated by Iona Fredenburgh and introduced theory and practice from “Process Work”. There was a lot of interest from participants in having a longer training, so here is the first one, hosted by Transition Bristol.
“Process Work” has been used all over the world to work creatively with conflict and group dynamics, as well as many other applications. (see below for info links) It welcomes all voices, perspectives and experiences as valuable, and offers skills for facilitating the way they all interact.

Venue and cost

The workshop will be held at Rookery Farm, Shellards Lane, Alveston, Bristol BS35 3SY
Directions and travel info will be sent out to participants, including lift share info.
Cost is £50 (if the cost is an issue, do contact us). Please send a deposit of £20 by 12th January to Paul Baker at Rookery Farm, cheques made out to Transition Bristol. Please contact Paul by emailing him at or call him on 07828882213 if you have any queries.

Please bring lunch for yourself or to share.
Who is it for?

This training aims to be relevant and useful for anyone who wants to add to their relationship and group skills, whether in the Transition movement, Sustainable society work or in everyday life. We will focus especially on skills for leadership and participation in groups. We welcome your interest, and want to share our excitement about creating effective collaboration between those who want to make a difference in our society.

The Facilitators

Iona Fredenburgh Dipl POP
I am a Process Work Therapist and Facilitator based in Stroud, where I’ve been involved for several years with Ruskin Mill’s work with land, sustainability, therapeutic education and teenagers with special needs. I’ve worked for over 30 years as a group facilitator in various contexts, including team and leadership development, open forum facilitation in organisational settings, ecopsychology and shamanism. I am a Faculty Member of RSPOPUK, the Process Work Organisation in the UK.

Mark O’Connell Dipl POP, Dipl FT
I am a Process Work Therapist and Facilitator, and a founding member of RSPOPUK, with a private practice in Ipswich. I specialise in working with organisations caring for children, and with young people with Learning Difficulties and EBD. I live on an organic fruit farm from where I co-run The Apricot Centre, an eco-venue for training workshops related to sustainable living I have worked for many years in the field of environmentalism and ecopsychology, having designed and co-run the HNC for Sustainable Environments – The Ecology of People and the Land.

More info about “Process Work”

Process Work in the UK
Arny Mindell, founder of Process Work
Deep Democracy Movement


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may be the best way to go about it.

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