Respectful Confrontation - Joe Weston

Guest teacher Joe Weston discusses his work with conflict, confrontation, and meaningful resolution from the lens of a Buddhist practitioner.  At the heart of Joe's method, Respectful Confrontation, is the belief that it is possible to stand in your power, speak your truth, hear the truth of others, and get your needs met in a way that won't harm you or others. Confrontation is nothing more than openhearted engagement, and ultimately, an effective way to prevent conflict, deepen relationships, and gain more confidence in having a lasting, beneficial impact on yourself and others. 

“A very useful training for those who believe, as I do, in respect for the humanity of the adversary. Weston is a keen and sensitive observer of the human condition.” – James A. Joseph, former US Ambassador to South Africa

 “Humans have the potential to resolve conflict peacefully--whether it is between individuals or nations.  Joe Weston's trainings in Respectful Confrontation show us how to manifest that potential in a way that deepens our wisdom and awakens our heart.  Reading this book will bring you more intimacy in your relationships and more capacity to help stem the tides of violence in our world.” –Tara Brach

Joe Weston is an international workshop facilitator, author, consultant, personal life coach, creative social activist, and advocate for peace. His book, Mastering Respectful Confrontation, is selling throughout the world.  Born and educated in New York, Joe lived in Amsterdam for 17 years and now lives in Washington DC. He is a practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism since 1994. Joe brings a wealth of insight to his work based on many teachings, including Tai Chi Chuan, mindfulness and a variety of ancient traditions—plus his experience in theater and various organizational trainings, to create a unique style of training and coaching that combines theory with somatic exercises. His clients include NASA, The World Bank, Oxfam, The Giving Institute, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mitsubishi Motors and various government and educational institutions. He is currently working with women's rights and other humanitarian organizations in the Middle East, different veterans organizations, supporting returning and wounded veterans in their process of integration and healing, and has also volunteered for the Liberation Prison Project, teaching Buddhism to inmates.  To learn more about Joe and about the Respectful Confrontation practice and upcoming trainings, visit:

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