Sitting In The Fire by Arnold Mindell. “I should have told you at the beginning, reading this book will make you angry,” our teacher said, already. Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., shows how working with power, rank, revenge and abuse helps build sustainable communities. Mindell is the co-founder of processwork. Sitting in the Fire: Large Group Transformation Using Conflict and Diversity. Front Cover Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., is the founder of a new school of therapy called.

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Preview — Sitting in the Fire by Arnold Mindell. Sitting in the Fire: Using examples ranging from disputes in small organizations to large-scale conflicts in countries around the world, this volume offers practical methods for working with conflict, leadership crises, stagnation, abuse, terrorism, violence, and other social action issues.

It brings an understanding of the psychology of conflict and the knowledge that many disputes can be tra Using examples ranging from disputes in small organizations to large-scale conflicts in countries around the world, this volume offers practical methods for working with conflict, leadership crises, stagnation, abuse, terrorism, violence, and other social action issues. It thee an understanding of the psychology of sittjng and the knowledge that many disputes can be traced back to inequalities of rank and aenold between parties, providing tools that will enable people to use conflict to build community.

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Sep 05, Tanja Korvenmaa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Everyone working in or with groups. My own experiences resonate a lot with what Mindell says about oppression and rank power – I’m truly glad to have read this book and become more aware of rank dynamics.

Ranking is a very strong power in groups, and being aware of my rank as a leader or facilitator is a way to resolve conflicts and mndell nourishing environments. I hope to learn more of this every day.

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Using conflict to create stronger communities Mindell addresses the many ways that group processes fall apart and offers an alternative way of working with conflict. Many of the people I see trying to improve democracy and increase peace and well-being in the world get trapped in the cycle of peace-making that makes those who are angry, hurt, and emotionally expressive wrong.

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Those processes cannot help creating more harm as those who are most damaged and marginalized are shamed for being human. Mi Using conflict to create stronger communities Mindell addresses the many ways that group processes fall apart and offers an alternative way of working with conflict. Mindell offers a way through the fires of emotionally charged conflict that allows the hurt and angry to be diffused as opposed to repressed.

His language is unusual and may be challenging for people who like to think of themselves as rational and civilized. But his ideas are worth the challenge.

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They are just a speedbump that needs to be crossed in order to continue to make progress. The world needs this work. Anyone who is interested in how these ideas play out in the real world should follow that thread and see what one group has done bringing Mindell’s work to life.

Apr 08, Boku Kodama rated it really liked it Shelves: If we truly want peace in the world, we should all read Sitting In the Fire. Arnold Mindell practices the art of conflict resolution in a way that drops the barriers of threat and misunderstanding.

minell The methods he use would avoid war and mass killings as we have in Iraq. Of course, such strategies would probably conflict with the world domination politics of the United States. It is up to us as citizens of this country as well as our commitment as global citizens to lead a fundamental paradigm sh If we truly want peace in the world, we should all read Sitting In the Fire.

It is up to us as citizens of this country as well as our commitment as global citizens to lead a fundamental paradigm shifting that leads to a safer, cleaner, more representative world environment. Sitting In the Fire gives us some of those answers. Sep 16, Vanessa rated it it was ok. Jan 17, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was a transformative learning experience for me, providing new frames that made meaning of multiple events over time, while simultaneously providing immediate applications for my daily work.

D shows how working with power, rank, revenge and abuse helps build sustainable communities. Feb 07, Sonja rated it it was amazing. Better understanding of dynamics between humans! I love this book for perspective on dealing with people who disagree and allowing them their say. Jul 28, Karma added it. Mar 05, Jeanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was one of the most empowering books I have read in how to sit, observe, and communicate during intense, heated discussions.

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May 31, Alex Kipar rated it really liked it. Nov 11, James rated it it was amazing. Mindell jumps into the fire with some fascinating examples. Jul 14, Tiff rated it liked it. Dec 08, Gayle rated it it was amazing. Easy read but definitely heart-wrenching. Really made me think about myself and how I treat other people — again, awesome book for conflict resolution. Mar 09, Judy Singer rated it it was amazing.

The ultimate text for community builders. Grace Ballard rated it liked it Jul 05, Dave Thorp rated it really liked it Dec 29, Maria Eduarda de Macedo rated it it was amazing Mar 19, Sukru Gursoy rated it it was amazing Sep 23, Hotske rated it it was amazing Apr 09, Trinley rated it really liked it Jan 23, Tess Mabon rated it really liked it Jan 30, Bruno Nene rated it really liked it Mar 28, Ciana Rae rated it it was amazing May 24, Amahla rated it really liked it Apr 05, Paul Hebert rated it liked it Nov 12, BingeReader rated it liked it Mar 14, Kathy rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Per rated it it was amazing Dec 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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

Quotes from Sitting in the Fi Understanding your own psychology better will make you a more effective facilitator by helping you 1 be sensitive to others, 2 remain centered and not go into shock when you are attacked, and 3 maintain equanimity and provide the group with a sense of safety when the mindekl looks to you for protection in stormy times. Go back to school.

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