Friday, September 3, 2021

Helping our patients with conflict resolution through holding space for opposing views

When working with “inner values” work, one of the key traps for some of the folks and couples we see, is the impression that following one’s values means that we can be ourselves and do what we want, despite the values of others.

The nuance is, if we need others to accept and hold space for our values, we may need to genuinely hold space for the values of others too.

From that space of mutual understanding and acceptance, we are more likely to reconcile and gain consensus despite our differences.

It’s definitely hard, especially if we have “opposing personalities”.

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