From Conflict to Connection – A Workshop with Linda and Charlie Bloom.

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Mental Health Professionals will receive 6CEUs

Location: Double Tree by Hilton-Berkeley Marina:  200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, CA 94710

Time:9am-4pm (1hr lunch break on your own)


*Early Registration ends 9/18/2017

 Contact: Lee Marchesani, LMFT for more information or any questions at 925-255-5344

$250 per person
$225 early registration
$200 for NCMI members
$200 per person for couples registration

$100 for student/trainee/intern until October 1st!          $125 after the 1st of October for student/trainee/intern



Northern California Mindfulness Institute in association with East Bay Mindfulness Center Presents:

From Conflict to Connection

 A Workshop with Linda & Charlie Bloom

 Saturday October 7th, 2017

Join us (providers and clients) for an interactive 6-hour workshop on Conflict to Connection with relationship experts Linda and Charlie Bloom.

We are drawn to others not because of our similarities, but because of our differences. They provide the means for growth and development. Differences are inevitable in relationships; conflict is optional. Differences become conflict when there is a power struggle to convert the other person to our way of seeing or doing things.

Because most of us have seen few examples of effective conflict management we are inexperienced in this arena. Learning objectives for this workshop:

  • List the three types of relationships (validating, avoidant, and volatile) and identify and demonstrate the qualities that promote the skills that strengthen the ability to become more validating.
  • Apply the skills to minimize the damaging aspects of conflict when it occurs in a relationship
  • Distinguish the difference between differences and conflict
  • Identify and cultivate the qualities that can transform potentially destructive interactions to interactions that promote enhanced trust and respect
  • Differentiate judgmental communication from empathic communication
  • Identify the factors that indicate a need to call for a time-out in a conversation and how to effectively implement it when it is necessary or appropriate to call for a time out 
  • Utilize the ability to speak the truth without blame of judgment
  • Develop the practice of committed listening and the ability to speak the truth without blame or judgment
  • Demonstrate the ability to make effective requests and identify effective ways of dealing with requests that are rejected


About the presenters: Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been married since 1972. Trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors, they have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at learning institutes throughout the USA. To learn more about Linda & Charlie Bloom, please visit their website at

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