In their important new book, Judy Zehr and Julia Menard introduce emerging scientific insights into the emotional and spiritual challenges of conflict. More importantly, they provide readers with a wide range of highly practical exercises to help them better deal with these personal challenges.
— CRAIG RUNDE, coauthor Becoming a Conflict Competent Leader
Through their new book, Julia Menard and Judy Zehr have made the neuroscience of conflict understandable and accessible to all, as well as providing valuable tools for shifting unhelpful patterns and behaviors during the most challenging of conversations. For anyone that finds themselves involved in heated conflict, this book offers effective insight into turning the temperature down.
— PETE SPERLING, FMC Certified Family Relations Mediator
The title of this book by Judy Zehr and Julia Menard says it all “Hold On To Yourself” – as it is the key to supporting both yourself and others during times of conflict and stress. This book is filled with the art, heart and science of how to thrive during times of stress and conflict. This book helps you create a win-win during conflict and beyond.
— LYNDA MONK, MSW, RSW, CPCC, Coach, Speaker & Founder of Creative Wellness
Have you ever had one of those conversations you thought was going along fine, but then all of a sudden, something goes terribly wrong? You begin to lose your cool, or the other person does. You no longer feel understood, a struggle begins, and you start to feel awful.
You are not alone! You are simply experiencing the tendency to lose control when conversations get hot. It’s not you and it’s not them; it’s your survival wiring.
Hold On To Yourself – How To Stay Cool in Hot Conversations offers a simple explanation to the science behind this universal experience and provides easy to use tools to help you stay connected to yourself when communication gets rough.