Webinar July 18- How can we respond skillfully to dominating behavior?

Is your kindness taken for weakness? How can you get others to stop behaviors that are controlling, manipulative, or dominating – without adopting those behaviors yourself? Join us for this special 2-hour online event full of skills and concepts to help you confidently engage in interpersonal encounters with dominating approaches, while remaining firmly in an ethos of partnership.

The Center for Partnership Studies is delighted to be teaming with pro-social behavior practitioner, Zuzana Žilková on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 for this special event.

An Introduction to Strong Kindness: Skillful Responses to Dominating Behavior 
with Zuzana Žilková
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00am-noon Pacific
$20 donation requested*

*Your $20 suggested donation will support the work of the Center for Partnership Studies — or, opt out with discount code ‘comp’

Many of us want to lead with kindness and want all our relationships to be based in care and equality. But what happens when we encounter others who use manipulation, control, coercion, and domination to try to accomplish their goals? Those of us who care deeply about not harming others can find it extremely difficult to confidently ask others to stop their controlling or dominating behaviors, and we too-often find ourselves emerging from these interactions feeling put down, hurt, ashamed or just plain ineffective.

At their worst, unskilled interactions with dominating approaches can even undermine our faith in using empathy and caring as our guiding stars.

In the two-hour introductory event “An Introduction to Strong Kindness: Skillful Responses To Dominating Behavior” Zuzana Žilková, an experienced practitioner in pro-social behavioral change, offers an overview of key concepts and practices that will support you in standing strong in kindness, even in the face of very unkind behaviors.

This webinar is for you:

  • If you err on the side of being kind…
  • If you’ve been in interactions where you felt you had to armor up, emotionally disengage, wear a ‘mask’, or just couldn’t be your full caring self because others were setting a hostile interaction…
  • If you want to learn to be effective in situations where you formerly felt shut down or not heard because you didn’t want to use and perpetuate the same tactics you didn’t like being used against you…

In this introductory event, you’ll also get a preview of the upcoming 4-session online course which will go further with expanded opportunities to understand and practice Strong Kindness. Find out what you can expect as a participant in this positive, solution-focused course that starts July 29th. Together we’ll learn the best and most promising practices to begin to fulfill the promise of kindness: that if you’re kind they’ll be kind too.

Zuzana Žilková is committed to helping people be better human beings to each other. She’s been working in pro-social behavior change since 2010 after completing her Masters of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and being the first Associate Director of Public Initiatives for the Heroic Imagination Project. Her consulting work has focused on bringing positive antidotes to efforts that seek to decreasing behaviors on the spectrum of cruelty to violence.

Illustration: Pamela Zagarenski


Strong Kindness: Practicing Skillful Responses to Dominating Behavior
with Zuzana Žilková
4 Saturdays: July 29, August 5, 12, 19
10am-noon Pacific
Register by July 20 and save $35 with code “partnership”

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