Conflict Coaching (full day in person)

09:30 - 16:30
Oct 14th 2022

Join us for an in person workshop on the principles of conflict coaching. This interactive full day session will include practical tools, pair work, embodied practice, group discussion and our Conflict Coaching handbook.

For more information contact Rebecca Brierley on 07453287925 or rebecca.brierley@stethelburgas.org
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“Social healing is made up of spacemoments of resonance, voices touching voices in a common space.” John Paul Lederarch

Are you currently experiencing conflict in your work or personal life? Are you supporting others who are experiencing conflict? Join us for an introduction to St Ethelburga’s approach to conflict coaching. In these challenging times, how can we approach conflict in a way that opens communication and bridges divides? How can we seek the opportunity hidden within conflict – to learn, grow and transform? How can support and sustain ourselves and others through the challenges that conflict presents? 

Conflict coaching is a highly effective intervention suitable for people who are currently experiencing conflict in their professional or personal lives. Coaching through conflict prevents tensions and differences from escalating, and empowers individuals to understand and resolve conflict effectively. This interactive full day session will include practical tools, pair work, embodied practice, group discussion, and a tour of our centre.

In this workshop we will:

  • Create a respectful container for learning and deeper enquiry
  • Guide participants through our 7 stage conflict coaching model
  • Explore the meaning and value of conflict transformation
  • Curate a space for sharing and building resilience
  • Introduce some of the key elements of St Ethelburga’s philosophy and approach to peacemaking and reconciliation
  • Provide participants with our “Conflict Coaching” handbook


Rebecca Brierley leads on our community reconciliation programmes, which includes project managing Journey of Hope with the Reconcilers Together partnership. With over 20 years of experience in faith-led community transformation and mentoring, Rebecca has a passion to equip and inspire faith leaders to pursue justice in their local communities. She moved from California to London in 2001 to study at the London School of Theology where she received her BA in Theology & Worship. Her past employers include Oasis Trust, XLP Youth Charity, and Tearfund. She lives in South London with her husband and twin daughters.



Clare Martin is Co-Director at St Ethelburga’s. Clare brings more than 15 years’ experience facilitating groups for the sake of inner enquiry and outer change, and is interested in how contemplative practises can play a role in cultural repair. She has extensive experience of grassroots community organising, has spent time in the environmental movement, and has worked on numerous interfaith projects. Prior to this, Clare worked as a communications consultant in the corporate and charitable sector. Currently she runs a community garden on her Hackney housing estate, where she lives with her husband and 7-year old daughter. You can read her thoughts on the role of visionary imagination in resilience building here, and on the nature of in-group conflicts here.