6 Steps to Avoid Having the Same Fight in a Relationship

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview
on Breaking the Fight Cycle
: 

Do you ever feel like you’re having the same argument in your relationship over and over again?  Even though WHAT you are fighting about might vary, what is SAID seems to be on constant repeat.  You’re not alone. This is a very common issue in relationships. Especially during these trying times, stress can prevent people, in general, from practicing effective communication skills.

Here is how to stop having the same fight over and over again:

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How to Avoid an Argument Over COVID Rules While Traveling This Summer

Available for Interviews:  Christopher Elliott

Christopher Elliott is an author, advocate, and journalist. He writes six weekly columns about customer service, with a special emphasis on travel and technology. His work reaches more than 10 million readers a week. You
have likely read his work in USA Today or Forbes.

What Travel Expert and Consumer Advocate, Christopher Elliot,
could say about traveling this summer:

If you think COVID-19 disagreements during the pandemic were remarkable, wait until the virus heads for the exit. –Chris Elliott

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How to Effectively Resolve Conflicts For Good

Available for Interviews: Dr. Alice Fong

Alice Fong, ND, is an integrative naturopathic doctor specializing in stress, integrative medicine, diet & weight loss, and is a business growth consultant for holistic healthcare providers.

What Dr. Alice Fong can say in an interview on
How to Effectively Resolve Conflicts:

Conflict happens in our everyday lives. Some are serious while others are just petty misunderstandings rather than full-blown conflicts. However, it is important to note that most full-blown and serious conflicts often start from small, seemingly less important ones. And once conflicts have reached levels that are already difficult to manage, many aspects of our lives become casualties—relationships, physical and mental health, and even the way we interact with others.

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5 Ways to Manage Polarized Topics Via Social Media

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Managing Polarized Topics Via Social Media

 

    1. Do consider your purpose. Are you just venting? Trying to make a change? Lashing out? What you post should take your purpose into consideration. If you are looking to have an honest, open dialog, posts that discredit opposing opinions with judgment and venom are unlikely to accomplish your objective.  Instead, consider asking questions. Pose your observation and be willing to consider others’ opinions – even if they differ from yours.
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How Conflict Resolution Can Work to Heal the Nation

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

What Carol Barkes can say in an interview about
Healing the Nation Based on Conflict Resolution Concepts
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We have long had the thought that our capital and institution was safe from Americans but perhaps not from foreign entities. Today, we have found this not to be true and it makes us a perfect target for foreign enemies to sit back and watch us self-distrust from the inside out. This would make our forefathers roll over in their graves. We believe in the premise of United We Stand and yet we are now far from united. How can we make a better world as we fight against our brothers and sisters?

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Resolving Disputes Remotely in Business

Available for Interviews: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes, CPM, MBA, is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

 

Talking Points from Carol Barkes on what she can say in an interview
about Resolving Disputes Remotely:
 

Mediating conflict between virtual teams is largely about the brain and our natural tendency to go negative when we cannot connect all the dots. In other words, when we are not fully involved with other team members and something goes wrong, we typically find negative reasons for the occurrence.  

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Couples Avoiding Fights While “Sheltering in Place”

Interview: Carol Barkes

 

Carol Barkes is a conflict resolution expert, mediator, national speaker, educator and bestselling author who uniquely applies neuroscience to the fields of conflict resolution and negotiations. Her expert perspective is always fresh and relevant.

Some Talking Points from Carol Barkes
on How Couples Can Avoid Fights During the Quarantine
:

Here are some talking points for an interview on how can communicate their feelings better when trying to overcome conflict:

1.  The first thing is to consider reframing the word “fight” to have more constructive conversations.  But if we want to use the word “fight,” then we want to figuratively put the issue on one side of the table and you, as a couple, on the other. You must remain partners in the pursuit of improving your relationship and resolving issues.

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How to Argue Without Being Emotional

Interview Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results.

 

Talking Points From Carol Barkes On
How to Argue Without Being Emotional:

When someone cries during a difficult conversation, it is due to a release of chemicals that activates the limbic system of their brain. This part of the brain is where our freeze, fight, or flight response is generated. The tears are just one physiological symptom of this system being activated. Others include getting red (on our chest, neck, and/or face), shaking, raised voice, talking faster, closed body language (a defense mechanism), increased blink rate, etc.

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How Couples Can Fight Fair

Interview Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results.

Talking Points From Carol Barkes On How Couples
Can Communicate Better When in Disagreement
:

    • Make the conversation about the problem, not the person—criticism is not a smart approach! Instead, it is okay to voice a complaint about an action, behavior, or process. Do not criticize the person’s character and expect good results.

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Meeting the Parents Over the Holidays When Tension Is Expected

Interview Carol Barkes

Carol Barkes is a trend-setting mediator, business executive and educator specializing in the use of neuroscience to improve business performance, interpersonal communications, negotiation and conflict resolution processes for optimally successful results.

Talking Points From Carol Barkes On
Meeting the Parents Over the Holidays:

Our negative judgements in relationships can be explored through our knowledge of nueroscience. Though it is very difficult to change one’s opinions once they have been formed over time through their values, there are some strategies that one can employ to minimize conflict.

    1. Well over 90% of our thinking is unconsciously driven by our brain which is in the business of rapidly processing huge amounts of information and deciding if we should move towards a reward or away from a threat. Continue reading “Meeting the Parents Over the Holidays When Tension Is Expected”