Conflict Resolution Skills

with Jeanne van Gemert, MA, MFA, LPC, LMBT

October 1, 2017 | Sunday, 9:30am-5:30pm | 7 CE contact hours | $145


healing_relationshipThe ability to skillfully resolve conflicts and communicate clearly with your co-workers, employers, clients and family members is as valuable to your practice as your massage table.

In this experiential workshop, you will be introduced to models of conflict resolution and therapeutic communication skills, which support the needs and challenges, and explore elements including the role of words, underlying concepts, use of body, timing, tone, personal boundaries, the value of collaboration, and scope of practice. You will learn essential skills such as reflective listening, managing one’s personal reactions, creating a safe and strong space, and making choices about how to move from soma to psyche… and from psyche to soma.

These concepts and skills are valuable in enhancing the client’s experience of the bodywork session, in providing ways to manage emotional states, in building confidence, providing leadership and in allowing for profound change on a whole-person level. Our exploration of this material will be informed by the pioneering work of Marshall B. Rosenberg, as described in his book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Compassion.

NOTE: This workshop meets the requirements for ethics education for license renewal with the NC Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy and for recertification with NCBTMB.

vangemert_jeanneJeanne van Gemert is a Mind-Body Psychotherapist in private practice.  She was on full-time staff for 8 1/2 years at Duke Integrative Medicine and taught on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction team there for 16 years. Her multi-modality approach, which also includes the Expressive Arts, operates on many levels to transform and integrate healing with the mind, body and spirit. She holds a bachelors’ degree from Knox College, a masters degree in fine arts from Syracuse University, and a masters degree in counseling psychology from Lesley University. Jeanne graduated from the Baltimore School of Massage, the Barbara Brennan School of Healing, and studied for four years with noted energy healer and author Rosalyn Bruyere.

Jeanne is a NC Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist. She was recently honored by the AMTA for 25 years of massage and bodywork practice and is a co-founder and guiding teacher of the Triangle Insight Meditation Community in Durham, NC.


REGISTER for a Workshop  |  Browse Workshops by MONTH  |  Browse Workshops by CATEGORY  |  CE Home