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Few things are as detrimental to a relationship, family or community as miscommunication and unaddressed tension. Too often we resort to silence, aggression, complaining or apathy, which ultimately create more strain on the relationships we consider most important. This cycle is all too familiar as many of us were never taught what it takes to stand in our own power and speak our truth without harming ourselves or others.
How can you stay connected to yourself and others in the midst of being activated?
The Respectful Confrontation® method combines embodied techniques, interactive exercises, and martial arts practices, with modern extensive research on neuroscience—providing easy-to-apply tools and exercises meant to bring deeper insight into self and noticeable shifts in your way of being.
Created and guided Joe Weston, this two-day course will give you more effective, resilient ways of authentic expression based on respect, courage and collaboration.
Plan to leave this workshop feeling more comfortable having difficult conversations, a clearer understanding of how to navigate important relationships, and the ability to own your experience while working through your triggers in the moment—holding space for others to do the same.
It’s recommended participate solo or with family, friends and colleagues.
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“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.
Podcast to Learn More
LISTEN: The Uplifting Content Podcast With Ione Butler featuring Joe Weston
Discussion topics include:
Joe's story and how he came to create Respectful Confrontation.
Why do we still have fights even though we know better.
What is the Respectful Confrontation practice?
The difference between confrontation and conflict.
The different between assertiveness vs. aggression and how to speak your truth.