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Sat, Jul 22


The Bridge Institute Offices

Dis-Solving Conflict From Within

Join us for an open house at our new location, where board member Henry Yampolsky will be presenting a workshop.

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Dis-Solving Conflict From Within
Dis-Solving Conflict From Within


Jul 22, 2023, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

The Bridge Institute Offices, 2014 Memorial Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24015, USA


Join us for an open house at our new location following the regional meeting for the Virginia Mediation Network (VMN). To participate in the VMN luncheon, register over at their website, here.

Henry Yampolsky, Bridge board member and Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution in the Office for Equity and Accessibility at Virginia Tech, will present his model for "Dis-Solving Conflict From Within" based on his best-selling book by the same title.  Gain clarity, decrease anxiety, and experience ease in conflict! Dis-Solving Conflict from Within™ is a simple, mindful, and transformative tool for responding to conflict and other life’s challenges with strength, confidence, and clarity. Using a simple breathing technique along with guiding questions and affirmations, it teaches one to connect with a deep sense of peace within which is independent of circumstances.  The experience of inner peace empowers people to stop reacting to outside triggers and regretting their reactions.  This transforms conflict into an opportunity for growth, connection, and dialogue.

This highly interactive workshop introduces the participants to a powerful, mindfulness-based conflict coaching tool. This tool is designed to empower one to respond to conflict with strength, clarity and compassion as opposed to reacting to it with fear, avoidance, or aggression. This workshop will also invite the participants to introduce trauma awareness, mindfulness, and compassionate communications practices into their work as human service professionals and will discuss how these practices can be transformative for a wide range of cases, clients, and settings including: conflict resolution, coaching, counseling, social work, and mental health. Other topics covered in this workshop will include:

·      Understanding conflict from a trauma-aware perspective;

·      Differentiation between reaction and response in conflict and how to move towards a response;

·      Exploration of four principles of conflict transformation;

·      Using trauma-aware and mindfulness practices to deal with highly charged and/or “unresolvable” conflicts; and

·      Connecting trauma awareness and mindfulness and with inclusion and equity in human services

All participants will receive a signed copy of the trainer’s book, Dis-solving Conflict From Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation.

Henry Yampolsky, J.D. is a best-selling author of Dis-Solving Conflict from Within: An Inner Path for Conflict Transformation. Henry is a mediator, educator, lawyer and multi-time TEDx speaker. Henry serves as the Assistant Director for Education, Outreach, and Conflict Resolution at Virginia Tech’s Office for Equity and Accessibility. He teaches conflict resolution, mediation, and peace building as part of Virginia Tech’s Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention. Henry has worked with hundreds of complex conflicts and has taught and lectured around the world, including at: Columbia University School of Law, the New York Peace Institute, Bellevue Mediation (Zurich, Switzerland), the International Gandhi Center (New Delhi, India), Bharathiar University (Coimbatore, India) and at the Sattva Summit (Rishikesh, India). Prior to embarking on a path in peace building and conflict transformation, Henry was an award-winning trial lawyer in Philadelphia. Henry is a member of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Mediation Network and of the Bridge Institute (formerly Better Agreements) in Roanoke. Henry has earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations from the University of Scranton. A native of Kyiv, Ukraine, Henry resides in Southwest Virginia with his wife, Dr. Juliya Yampolsky and their Hound/Rottweiler/Pitbull mixed puppy, named Gigi.


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