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Skilling Up for Conflict

These resources are all familiar to me and endorsed by me as meaningful ways to gain skill and understanding about ourselves, the conflicts in our lives, and ways we can bring about more generative ways of being in conflict or addressing destructive conflict when it arises.

Trauma-Informed NVC

Meenadchi is the author of the decolonizing nonviolent communication workbook and training designer and facilitator in trauma-informed non-violent communication and somatic practices.

Hollaback! De-escalation and Bystander Intervention Trainings

Hollaback! is a training program aimed at ending harassment in all its forms by transforming the culture that perpetuates hate and harassment, through building people power. They offer trainings in conflict de-escalation, bystander intervention, and intervening in specific forms of violence such as anti-Black police violence, anti-Asian hate-based harassment, and more.

Cultural Somatics Free E-Course

Cultural Somatics Training Institute provides virtual learning on racialized trauma and somatic healing, with Resmaa Menakem; somatic healing is a healing practice that addresses trauma held in the body (and/or soul), which may show up in how we engage with conflict in our daily lives. They provide a short free version and a longer paid version.

Root to Rise Somatics

Raina LeGrand, LMSW, MPH, CYT is a somatic practitioner who offers incredible workshops that provide somatic practices for addressing interpersonal/relational conflict. For example, she has offered courses that address different needs for space and connection in conflict, or for reconnecting to our curiosity and ability to play.

Turning Towards Each Other: A Conflict Workbook

Turning Towards Each Other by Javida Ross and Wyam Ghadbian is an awesome workbook for reflecting on individual and collective needs, desires, and what they're calling "four conflict archetypes." They walk us through reflections on our habits and patterns as individuals and groups, as well as group decision-making models and aspects of communication. Truly a comprehensive resource for self and group reflection and understanding and they've gifted this for free, thanks to Conflict Transformation Fund.

me and white supremacy by Layla F. Saad

me and white supremacy: a guided journal is an activity book for white folks to confront our relationship to white supremacy, that goes along with Layla's book of the same name. This is a book you do rather than read; it isn't a passive activity.

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