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Free Your (Eco)Mind

Free Your (Eco)Mind | conflict commons | Scoop.it

The view that our species is basically brutal defies the evidence: “There is a very tiny handful of incidences of conflict and possible warfare before 10,000 years ago,” says archaeologist Jonathan Haas of the Field Museum in Chicago, “and those are very much the exception.” Our species has a vastly longer experience evolving in close-knit communities, knowing our lives depended on one another. The result is at least six inherent traits we can foster, once we learn to navigate the world with the map of eco-mind.
* Cooperation
* Empathy
* Fairness
* Efficacy
* Meaning
* Imagination, Creativity, and Attraction to Change
* Efficacy

 

Gradually it’s dawned on me: We humans are creatures of the mind. We perceive the world according to our core, often unacknowledged, assumptions. They determine, literally, what we can see and what we cannot. Nothing so wrong with that, perhaps—except that, in this crucial do-or-die moment, we’re stuck with a mental map that is life-destroying.

 

And the premise of this map is lack—not enough of anything, from energy to food to parking spots; not enough goods and not enough goodness. In such a world, we come to believe, it’s compete or die. The popular British writer Philip Pullman says, “we evolved to suit a way of life which is acquisitive, territorial, and combative” and that “we have to overcome millions of years of evolution” to make the changes we need to avoid global catastrophe.

 

If I believed that, I’d feel utterly hopeless. How can we align with the needs of the natural world if we first have to change basic human nature?

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Ride the waves: How participation in a Twitter chat can benefit you and your community

Ride the waves: How participation in a Twitter chat can benefit you and your community | conflict commons | Scoop.it

By Ben Ziegler.

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Resolving 21st Century Disputes: Best Practices for a Fast-Paced World | The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Resolving 21st Century Disputes: Best Practices for a Fast-Paced World | The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution | conflict commons | Scoop.it

New book by Geoffrey Drucker covers questions such as: Why do people dig in their heels and adamantly refuse to admit they’re wrong, even when the evidence is clearly against them? Why do people devote far more resources to fighting a battle than they can possibly recover, even if they win?

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Restorative Justice: Define the Harm, Then Put it Right

Restorative Justice: Define the Harm, Then Put it Right | conflict commons | Scoop.it

“Restorative justice is a process to involve to the extent possible, those who have a stake in a specific offense and to collectively identify and address harms, needs and obligations in order to heal and put things as right as possible.” (Id. at p. 37).

 

The guiding questions are simple:

* What are their needs?
* Whose obligation are these?
* Who has a stake in this situation?
* What is the appropriate process to involve stakeholders in an effort to put things right? (Id. at 38).

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High Conflict Mediation Training in Victoria, BC | HCI High Conflict Speakers, Books

High Conflict Mediation Training in Victoria, BC | HCI High Conflict Speakers, Books | conflict commons | Scoop.it

 Bill Eddy describes recent workshop on dealing with high-conflict clients. Resources included.

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Mock mediation to tackle school bullying - ABC Newcastle NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Mock mediation to tackle school bullying - ABC Newcastle NSW - Australian Broadcasting Corporation | conflict commons | Scoop.it
The New South Wales Law Society is urging Newcastle schools to get on board with a program that aims to tackle schoolyard and cyber bullying.
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Mediating in Africa: Interviews with Experts

Mediating in Africa: Interviews with Experts | conflict commons | Scoop.it
As a part of its African Union Mediation Support Capacity Project, CMI presents fifteen videos on different aspects of peace mediation.

Via Bill Waters @bwarters

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Supporting Nonviolent Culture in Education

Supporting Nonviolent Culture in Education | conflict commons | Scoop.it

Via ‏ @CatherineMorris

This website is for Educators, Students, Parents and Educators in Training...

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Making Time for Dialogue | Rethinking Complexity

Making Time for Dialogue | Rethinking Complexity | conflict commons | Scoop.it

As we become aware of our own assumptions and those of others, we have the capacity to examine and challenge those assumptions. It is through a respectful process of considering and challenging assumptions that we are able to shift our thinking and come to understand something in a new way. This can lead us to finding common ground and creating a path forward founded on the shared values that underlie different perspectives and approaches.


Via Annemieke Cloosterman
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Faculty of Law | Common Law Section - Integrating Our Free Online Materials into Your Conflict Resolution Program

Faculty of Law | Common Law Section - Integrating Our Free Online Materials into Your Conflict Resolution Program | conflict commons | Scoop.it
A long description of the Train the Trainers website goes here.
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Listening for the Echo in Mediation

Listening for the Echo in Mediation | conflict commons | Scoop.it
As we develop as mediators, it has been suggested that we engage in a process that grows through three stages. First, we learn technique. Second, we begin to develop a deeper understanding of how and why mediation works.
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THIS WEEK'S BEST BLOG POSTS

THIS WEEK'S BEST BLOG POSTS | conflict commons | Scoop.it

AudioBlog: Name calling by Patricia Porter; Ashok Panikkar on the right to offend by Brad Heckman.

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Understanding Framing in Negotiation

Understanding Framing in Negotiation | conflict commons | Scoop.it

Frank is considering the purchase of a home theater system, but hasn’t decided whethe...Framing tells us what to focus on when we think about something.

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Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: Technology and Dispute Resolution Bibliography

Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding: Technology and Dispute Resolution Bibliography | conflict commons | Scoop.it

Online Dispute Resolution Bibliography...updated.

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The Wheel of Conflict | Psychology Today

The Wheel of Conflict | Psychology Today | conflict commons | Scoop.it
The wheel of conflict, when unchecked, can make bad situations worse. By Jeff Thompson...
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Department Of Communication - Bernard L. Brock Memorial Lecture

Department Of Communication - Bernard L. Brock Memorial Lecture | conflict commons | Scoop.it

 Connect for recordings and live presentations...

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Exploring Impasse to Reflections on Impasse - ADRhub Werner Institute

Exploring Impasse to Reflections on Impasse - ADRhub Werner Institute | conflict commons | Scoop.it
By: David Hubbard, JD From a Webinar on Exploring Impasse to Reflections on Impasse:Thinking about exploring impasse in greater detail after the most recent N…...
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Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog

Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog | conflict commons | Scoop.it

Understand your mind with the science of psychology. Entries such as How the mind really works: 10 counterintuitive psychology studies, What's the best time of day to be creative? Lies: Why they are so hard to detect...

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March is Mediators Beyond Borders Month at ADRhub.com - ADRhub Werner Institute

March is Mediators Beyond Borders Month at ADRhub.com - ADRhub Werner Institute | conflict commons | Scoop.it

We want to share with you a very special collaboration between ADRhub.com and Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB). The entire month of March at ADRhub.com is being…...upcoming podcasts, webinars, twitter chat...

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BC Distance Family Mediation Blog

BC Distance Family Mediation Blog | conflict commons | Scoop.it
Helping separating and divorcing British Columbians resolve their differences...
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What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [02.21.12] - Peace and Collaborative Development Network

What's Happening In Conflict Resolution [02.21.12] - Peace and Collaborative Development Network | conflict commons | Scoop.it

Blog posts such as Webinar on Performing Under Pressure; Peace Core Values, Provoking Others..

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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing the Effects of Peace

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: Visualizing the Effects of Peace | conflict commons | Scoop.it
Innovative design crosses over all aspects of education. The American Society for Innovation Design in Education, or ASIDE, seeks to infuse curriculum with new approaches to teaching and thinking.
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