Front-Line Negotiators: Tools for being centered and aware while addressing struggle and conflict
When communities are held under siege, babies need to be delivered, the wounded need medical care, and food needs to be supplied. Many are called upon to work on the front lines of such hotspots, risking their lives, safety and mental well-being to honor that calling. Cyntha Gonzalez recently had the honor of training frontline humanitarian negotiators near Geneva in methods to hold their center as they attempt to bring order to harrowing disorder, as well as bring awareness to the deeper ‘why’ they do this work.
Join us for a discussion where Cyntha will share the same tools for when we in our own lives are ‘front-line negotiators’ for any conflict in which we are called to engage our higher, wiser selves – whether with family, a partner, a colleague, a boss, or within society.
Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018
Location: Clarion School Library (upstairs)
This meet-up is free.
About Cyntha Gonzalez:
Cyntha is a relationship coach, counselor, trauma release bodyworker, expressive arts practitioner and seminar leader working with several psycho-spiritual modalities for over 30 years, internationally and locally in Dubai. Her work has extended into Palestine, Israel, India, Ireland and New Zealand the last several years, and most recently with Thomas Hübl’s Pocket Project, working with collective trauma, and with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation, a UN-affiliated training organization based in Geneva, training front-line negotiators worldwide.
About Open Diversity:
Open Diversity is a Dubai-based community meet-up group active since 2009 that gathers on a monthly basis to explore a featured topic. Past meet-ups have focused on a wide variety of topics including everything from education, health, business, art, media, technology, and regional culture. We are friends that come together around a common area of interest to share insights and promote learning. Open Diversity is co-curated by Anna Batchelder, Aalia Thobani and Aparna Prasad. We do this in our spare time outside of work as a passion project to bring friends and community members together in a format that promotes learning and exchange of ideas.