Mindset Mondays

Monday, 27 April 2020
Stay-At-Home Order Protest: De-Escalating Heated Political Conversations
With the coronavirus still threatening everybody’s lives and way of living – there’s no doubt that we are in a very emotional time. Protests are everywhere; some people insist on resuming their way of living, while others are dedicated in helping stop the spread of the virus. We are divided in opinion because what is happening now directly impacts our lives – and there’s a lot of unknowns and a lot of uncertainties. With everybody’s emotions heightening from fear and anxiety, how can we prevent ourselves from fueling an already tough situation into something even more difficult? Learn what Ashley Virtue of the National Conflict Resolution has to say about this by watching this video.
Monday, 20 April 2020
3 Effective Ways to Manage High-Conflict Personalities, with Bill Eddy
High-conflict people (HCPs) have high-conflict personalities. This means they have an ongoing pattern of all-or-nothing thinking, unmanaged emotions, extreme behavior or threats, and a preoccupation with blaming others. They have a Target of Blame, whom they regularly bully, harass, blame, humiliate, annoy, spread rumors about, and subject to many other adversarial behaviors. This pattern increases and maintains interpersonal conflicts, rather than reducing or resolving them—which is what most people try to do. How can you spot HCPs early on, instead of being caught by surprise? Special guest Bill Eddy, co-founder of the High Conflict Institute, joins Mindset Monday with Ashley Virtue to share three ways to effectively manage high-conflict personalities.
Monday, 13 April 2020
Surviving and Thriving While Living in Close Quarters
Working remotely from home takes a lot of getting used to. Other than routine disruptions, we also have to spend some time with new co-workers – the members of our household. And while it’s good for most of us to spend some quality time with our families at home, it’s no secret that conflicts often arise for being cooped up too long in the same place, with the same people. So, how can we go around our daily routines, address potential conflicts along the way, and still stay levelheaded until all of this is over? National Conflict Resolution Center Dir. Of External Relations, Ashley Virtue shares some tips in this video.
Monday, 6 April 2020
Social Distancing vs. Physical Distancing
Humans are social beings. The mere absence of healthy and engaging conversations could potentially affect our mental health. Not only can it affect our productivity, it could also lead to anxiety - even depression. So, how can we stay sane during these times, when everybody we know is advised to remain physically apart from us and everyone else? In this video, Ashley Virtue tackles how you can stay social with your friends and family, even when you're physically apart from each other.
Monday, 30 March 2020
How Do You Talk About COVID-19 with Someone Who Is Not As Concerned As You Are
Throwing facts and figures about COVID-19 will not make for meaningful and engaging conversations, especially when you’re not meeting eye-to-eye with the person you’re talking to. Having said that, how can we have effective conversations with people who don’t share the same concerns as we do? Ashley Virtue shares a few tips with us on how you can grow in dialogue with people even during this challenging and stressful time.
Monday, 23 March 2020
Talking to Your Kids About Coronavirus
As we continue to be inundated with new news each day about the coronavirus and the ever-evolving situation, there's a group in our population who may have a lot of questions that we may not be thinking about as much - our children. 

If you are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be, then listen closely to the advice that Ashley Virtue has to share.
Monday, 16 March 2020
Telecommuting Tips for Success
Working remotely is quickly becoming a temporary solution during these trying times. While there are some perks to this new work arrangement, there are also challenges. Learn about how you can better adjust to this new work arrangement by watching the video below.
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Civility in the Crossfire
At the National Conflict Resolution Center - NCRC, we've always been known for being neutral. Instead, we equip people with the skills to engage in conversations around those topics more effectively. And we teach how to really hear the other side, even if that means you're not agreeing with them.
Monday, 2 March 2020
What is Your Communication Style for Solving Conflict?
When we are in conflict, one of the things that we often forget is that everyone has a different communication style. And when you add in conflict to the mix, that different in communication style can impact how you move forward. Find out what your Communication Style is for solving conflicts in this Mindset Monday video.
Monday, 24 February 2020
Start Investing In Relationships Now
Ashley Virtue, Director of External Relations, here at the National Conflict Resolution Center, reminds us how important relationships are and why you should start investing in them now.