Navigating difficult conversations can often feel treacherous, especially with loved ones. Emotions are high, voices are raised, silence becomes awkward. Understanding conflict, and learning to manage it effectively, can significantly impact the course these conversations take. In this workshop, you will begin to conceptualize conflict as an opportunity for growth by learning the different “languages” we use to engage with conflict, the factors that contribute to escalation, and strategies for de-escalation. In doing so, we can better advocate for our own needs while recognizing and understanding the needs of others. By shining a light on conflict we can step a little more confidently into the domain of difficult conversations.