Lateral Violence-It doesn't have to be this way!
Facilitated by Erik Hill, CHI Health
Lateral violence is often a symptom expressed within a stressful working environment in which individuals either lack effective coping skills, are unable to engage coping skills, or are not capable of verbally expressing their needs in a way that promotes dialogue which is focused on the problem and not the person. However, we do have the ability to shape and influence our cultures to minimize the occurrence of lateral violence in the workplace. Becoming aware of what it looks like, the impact it has on the workplace is the first step. Learning how to challenge this behavior, and skills aimed at non-violent communication are also essential. Finally, understanding the impact of your own stressors and how to effectively self-regulate your stress responses can aid in decreasing lateral violence in the workplace.
Members will define and describe lateral violence behaviors and the psycho-social impact of those behaviors. Members will learn an alternative model of communication that mitigates the risk of lateral violence behavior. Members will engage one another in utilizing skills to promote non-violent communication in the workplace.
Erick Hill Ph.D. is a stress reduction expert and certified HeartMath provider. As an organizational psychologist, life/wellness coach and trained mediator he works with individuals and teams to support them in building resiliency, reducing stress and effectively self-regulating the physiological and psychological effects of working within the healthcare environment. A member of CHI Health for 14 years he brings a great deal of experience having worked throughout the CHI Health system to support people in their resiliency goals.
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