Dialogue Interventions

'How can dialogue help to address conflict?'

Based on Robert R. Stains, Essential Partners


We do not change through argument, but through humanizing stories.

Through empathy, which is the emotional embodiment

of someone else’s reality and truth.


Several levels:


Prepare Participants

Create Communication Agreements

Support a Structured Process


Reflection: times to pause and integrate

Boundaries: enable more openness via less fear

Empowerment: provides choice and control




In contrast to reaction to fear or threat,

Reflection makes us human andempowers us

to think and make choices

you stop,


and create connections

Mindsight - Knowing what is going on in ourselves:

Less demonization

More constructive communication

More sharing

Deepening understanding

Shifting relationships