MICHELLE BARRATT PSYCHOLOGY

35 Wondall Road

WYNNUM WEST

Qld 4178

Tel: 0401 924 331 

Fax:  (07) 3009 0553

MICHELLE BARRATT PSYCHOLOGY

Suite 37, Level 1 Benson House,

No. 2 Benson Street, TOOWONG,

Qld 4066.

Tel: 0411 731 516

Fax: (07) 3009 0075

 

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Michelle Barratt is a Fellow of the Clinical College at the Australian Psychological Society. 

What is Conflict?

 

Unfortunately, the negative effects of conflict are more often than not, purely destructive. The very negative nature of conflict seems to foster an ability to so easily provoke anger, anxiety, distress, fear and aggression. It often breaks down relationships, hinders communication, and obstructs problem solving and the ability to make any type of rational decisions.

 

This is because conflict is most of the time, managed by our primeval biological response to resolve a threat by either fighting where aggressive tactics and strategies dominate the pattern of conflict resolution, or taking flight which is riddled with submission and denial.

 

So by the time all of the above is experienced, individuals or couples can feel very despondent and low.

 

Resolving Conflict is a real possibility!! – it can be done.