Debra Synovec & Karen Bonnell

Featured Workshop Presenters
18th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

Debra Synovec
Whole Mediation, Inc.
Seattle, WA

Karen Bonnell
Licensed & Board Certified Nurse Practitioner
Seattle, WA

Awakening Your New Mind - The Five Lobes of the Brain

Session 5.4 Saturday, April 30, 2011 10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

How can we bring mindfulness to our professional practice? Increasing head - heart - and - gut coherence facilitates creative problem-solving, bringing more connectedness with our clients and team members. Learn powerful approaches to cultivating awareness and empathy, and transforming conflicts through improved awareness and skillful communication.

ADR professionals deal with challenges, confrontations, and controversies every day. Would you like to enhance concentration, sharpen intuition, and create innovative outcomes more easily and effectively? Would you like to feel less alienated from your work? Would you like to optimize outcomes?

This unique and focused workshop integrates the wisdom of contemplative practice with mind-body science. You will learn to:

  • generate imaginative, effective, and appropriate solutions
  • mitigate stress and energy-draining aspects in high conflict
  • anage emotions – anger, judgment and reactions that diminish control
  • increase effectiveness when working with challenging clients and other counsel
  • deal with the unexpected more consciously and creatively
  • strengthen focus and personal power

The workshop is appropriate for specifically designed to develop a quality legal practice and support high performance goals. It is tailored for:

  • attorneys
  • Collaborative Law professionals
  • mediators
  • arbitrators
  • others working in the legal profession

We welcome professionals regardless of prior experience with contemplative or meditation practice.


See the full list of all 2011 Workshops here.

On-line registration. Conference brochure.

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