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Discover the Leading Edge: Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution
Friday, November 16, 2007 - 8:30am to Friday, November 16, 2007 - 4:00pm

Discover the Leading Edge: Neuroscience and Conflict Resolution

Thursday, November 15, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
and Friday, November 16, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Join us for the first-ever seminar to examine how neuroscience helps us understand and resolve conflict! Jeffrey Schwartz and Stephanie West Allen offer a message of hope that we haven't seen to date - hope that is grounded in science and in practice. National experts, Jeffrey Schwartz and Stephanie West Allen, will lead us in an exploration of neuroplasticity (including self-directed neuroplasticity) all in ways that make the brain research accessible and applicable to the work that we all do. Everyone encounters conflict in their work and in their personal lives, so the more we understand about this, the more effective we can be. This work produces a strong sense of hope as we look around our world where there is so much conflict that appears intractable.

Dr. Schwartz is author of the seminal books on neuroplasticity: The Mind and the Brain: Neuroplasticity and the Power of Mental Force co-authored with Sharon Begley, and the bestseller Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. He also was the consultant on the movie The Aviator - working with Leo DiCaprio on portraying OCD, and then on how to free himself from the OCD that he developed in the process. I can't resist - see the photo attached and read more about it at http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=193662005.

Stephanie West Allen is a lawyer, speaker, trainer, author and personal strategist. She writes what has been called the most comprehensive blog on understandable neuroscience, http://www.brainsonpurpose.com. One of her specialties is neuroscience and conflict resolution. Jeffrey Schwartz and Stephanie West Allen have co-authored several widely-quoted articles which make neuroscience accessible to the layperson.
http://westallen.typepad.com/brains_on_purpose/2007/09/listen-to-jeffr.html

This cutting-edge program looks at conflict and the process of conflict resolution through the lens of neuroscience:

  • What happens in the brain when we are in a conflict?
  • What does neuroscience tell us about how to facilitate conflict resolution?
  • What lessons does the brain have for preventing future conflict?

The latest research in the field of neuroscience as it relates to conflict will also be covered. This seminar will be highly practical, giving attendees tools they can immediately use in the practice of conflict resolution to enrich the work of business professionals, mental health therapists, mediators, lawyer's negotiatiating in adversarial cases and educators.

You can register by calling (503) 725-4832 or (800) 547-8887, ext 5-4832, or register online at: http://www.ceed.pdx.edu/ipnb_specialevents (click on "Registration").