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Respectful Confrontation

International Series
Weekend 2-day Lifeshop
October 19 & 20
1615 16th Street
Santa Monica

Guided by Joe Weston

$375 access

Few things are as detrimental to a relationship, family or community as miscommunication and unaddressed conflict.

But the problem is rampant since many of us have not been taught the language and skills of collaboration.

Without the proper skills, people will often resort to silence, aggression, complaining or apathy.

This two-day course introduces more effective, resilient ways of authentic expression based on respect, courage and collaboration.

Inspired by the insights of neuroscience, contemporary communication models, as well as the wisdom and practices of martial arts and somatic techniques, Respectful Confrontation’s easy-to-follow methods provide exercises and tools that can produce immediate, tangible benefits.

You will leave with tools that bring deeper insight of the self and a noticeable shift in behavior, allowing you to tackle challenging situations with integrity and understanding.

Come deepen your relationships and connection to community, family and colleagues. It’s encouraged to do this course with those whom you are close with or desire to be.


“We’ve offered Respectful Confrontation quarterly at Goddard Space Flight Center/NASA since 2009, with the understanding that the skills it teaches are invaluable. Conflict and conflict avoidance can otherwise take a mental and physical toll on our creative team of scientists and engineers. The training receives glowing reviews, and each time it’s announced, all the available slots are filled within 24 hours.”

— Dan K., Head of Mediation and Negotiation, NASA


About Deepen Guide Joe Weston


Joe Weston is an international workshop facilitator, author, consultant, coach, and advocate for lasting peace. His book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation, is selling throughout the world. Joe has almost 30 years of experience in providing training to corporations, government agencies and non-profits around the world, adapting the approach to the needs of each particular organization.

Born and educated in New York, Joe lived in Amsterdam for 18 years and now lives in Washington DC. Joe brings a wealth of insight to his work based on many teachings, including Tai Chi Chuan, mindfulness and a variety of traditions—plus his experience in theater and various organizational trainings, to create a unique style of training and coaching that combines theory with somatic exercises.

He is currently adjunct professor at Georgetown University, School of Government, Department of Conflict Resolution, teaching a course: Body-based skill building for navigating stress and confrontation.

His clients include NASA, The World Bank, Oxfam, KLM, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mitsubishi Motors and various government and educational institutions.

Joe works with women’s rights and other humanitarian organizations in the Middle East and the US, focusing on empowerment and leadership, reframing power/masculinity, and overcoming gender-based violence.

He has also worked with different veterans organizations, supporting returning and wounded veterans in their process of integration and healing, and has also volunteered for the Liberation Prison Project, teaching meditation and leadership to inmates.

Joe works in both English and Dutch.


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