Sunday, July 26, 2009

Conflict Resolution Seminar for Inter-Tribal Council

On July 21st and 23rd, Aikido of Reno participated in the Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada's Domestic Violence Prevention Project Conference held at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. The theme of the conference was, "Prevent, Protect and Empower." Vince Sensei addressed the issue of conflict in relationships and suggested three approaches to peaceful resolution. These included the following techniques: breathing and being grounded and centered when experiencing emotions such as anger, fear or revenge; gesturing to set a physical boundary around oneself when approached too closely; and using a questioning, soft verbal approach in contentious situations.

The group in attendance brought up various examples of conflict in their lives, such as with family, road rage, or neighbor problems. They had the opportunity to try out the techniques for themselves in a way that helps to remember for future application. Many of the participants seemed to enjoy the physical process of becoming relaxed and centered, so hopefully they will infuse it into their daily lives.

If you have a group or business that would be interested in having this type of seminar, please contact our school at 337-8030.

Betsy and Shelley

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