NYCID @ Port Richmond – College and Career Readiness

Five: Communicate Through Conflict

How do you communicate when all of your emotions are heightened? When your angry? When you are afraid? When you sad?

Being able to communicate through conflict is a skill that each of must learn how to understand well enough so that we can spend a life time working on being the best we can be for our families, of communities, and those we work with.

The key – is know yourself and then to be able to consider how you have come to know those around you.


The first steps you take with us will help you understand how we will work together:

  • Learn your Conflict Style
  • Practice using the Wheel of Emotion
  • Practice Having Difficult Conversations
  • Continue to build Career Zone Portfolio

Take a moment to Breath

Three Simple Steps:

1. Inhale fully in and expand belly muscles – 3 to 5 seconds to fill the diaphragm

2. Exhale out and release and relax belly – Don’t force the air out.

3. Chose the most comfortable nose/ mouth pattern.

Always Journaling

Take a few minutes with some pen and paper and get out of your head for a few minutes.

Describe how you were feeling or as we say, “What was moving in you” as you were breathing?

One of the most important essential skills we can all learn is how to communicate through conflict. When your emotions are high and your stress levels are putting an incredible amount of pressure on your body, knowing how you naturally deal with adversity will help you create the space to have responses instead of reactions in the heat of a tense moment.

Before completing this step, be sure to watch the video on how to save the results of your Conflict Assessment. Once you are sure you understand how to save your results, click on the image below and complete your 30 question survey.

Note: the questions are repetitive for a reason!