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Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity

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Through Trauma Stewardshipwe are called to meet these challenges in an intentional way. Arnold Mindell, PhD, shows how working with power, rank, revenge, and abuse helps build sustainable communities. He has appeared on radio and television around the world and works internationally with highly conflicted groups including government and multi-racial situations. The free sample is an excellent representation of what lies ahead in terms of language, tone, pacing, and the ideas that are explored and developed.

I have no background in “process work,” “inner work,” “group work,” or “world work,” so I came to this book as a mundell outsider.

Even though I found some of the language odd and a bit mystical, there’s no denying the beauty of people finding any means to improve communication, solve conflict, and adopt better ways to get along. Mindell draws on a wealth of experience as a facilitator to challenge mainstream thought. For example, the idea that a noisy, angry exchange might better facilitate good communication than a calm, orderly conversation seems counter intuitive, but he shares several persuasive encounters to make his point.

One strong theme is the necessity for “marginalized” groups to be heard, and, if they are not given a voice through a legitimate path, they will make their own illegitimate path to find expression. Chapter 6, “Embracing the Terrorist,” is a profound analysis of the dynamics between the oppressed and the oppressor.

Mindell asserts that the role of the terrorist “is filled by most of us at one time or another because just about everyone wants revenge for past abuses. There are many real examples sittign people from various ethnic and socio-economic groups searching for common ground in a cycle that never ends, but one that can improve.

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