Insight and Powerful Non-Defensive Communication processes help clients address their differences and interact more peacefully because they go to the origins of client conflict. Participants will learn new tools to help clients develop greater self-awareness and exercise curiosity including:

  • How clients’ emotional reactions can inhibit the brain’s logic centers and impact their engagement in complex conversations.
  • Strategies to bring clients out of the emotional reactivity state and back “online” to participate meaningfully in discussions, or to know when it is time to take a break.
  • Common signals we often miss that tell us some of what we thought were clients’ agreements are instead clients’ indicators that they are not ready to proceed.
  • We will provide handouts, tips, and tools to help clients learn more about themselves, their spouse, and obtain more self-knowledge during their divorce process that will continue to serve them long after their judgment is signed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to describe three tools to help clients become more introspective and consider their own and their spouse’s perspective.
  • Participants will be able to describe three signals or aspects of a clients’ behavior that demonstrate the client is not in a place to engage in the process logically.
  • Participants will be able to describe three tools to help clients re-engage in the process and strategies to use when they are not ready to re-engage.