Conflict often leads to negative emotions which can contribute to stress, and make it more difficult to constructively respond to a conflict. Developing your conflict engagement skills can help you navigate the trajectory of conflict towards resolution.
Once you’ve completed the third course on modeling stress management , create a daily practice to enhance your usual behaviors—behaviors that will help you to approach a stressful situation more calmly and, importantly, help de-escalate a potential conflict.
Practice these suggestions to enhance your usual behaviors three to six times a day:
As you work through all of the exercises we’ve presented over the course of these classes, we hope you are successful in building a mindfulness practice and navigating the new normal with reduced stress. If you have questions or would like additional support, please contact us.
This content was created by Dr. Leo Flanagan and Dr. Roger Sherman at The Center for Resilience as part of a partnership with SPDR ETFs for the Masterclass Virtual Experience. © 2020, Leo F. Flanagan, Jr, PhD and Roger Sherman, PhD. All rights reserved.