Stephen Kotev Teaching Somatic Skills

I offer a wide variety of interactive and experiential training in conflict resolution and somatic skills. Prior clients include the Transportation Security Agency, Mediation Northern Ireland, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management, the Northern Virginia Mediation Service, George Mason University School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Kennesaw State University, the Harvard Negotiation Insight Initiative and numerous community
mediation centers.

Since 2006, I have served as an Adjunct Professor for the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. As a result of my Masters research, I developed a course entitled Somatic Skills for Conflict Resolvers that focuses on developing physical skills that enable conflict resolvers to manage more effectively the physiological stresses experienced by the resolver during conflict interventions. This cutting-edge material addresses gaps in existing mediation training and presents innovative resolutions to long-standing challenges. The 2010 course syllabus can be found here.

In 2010, I served as faculty for the Intercultural Negotiation and Mediation Institute hosted by Tulane University and Humboldt University Law Schools in Berlin, Germany.


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  • April 23, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Hi Stephen,
    I am the executive director of the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center, Inc. in Howard County, MD. We offer community mediation services, restorative practices for youth and school circles work throughout the county. The topic of safety in sessions has come enough times recently that I would like to address it through a professional development workshop. Could we schedule a time to talk about whether this would be something you would consider providing for us? You can reach me by replying to my email or calling me directly at 443-518-7694.
    Barb Soscia
    Executive Director
    MCRC, Inc.


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