I'm Joanna Cummings, M.Ed.
of We Are Powerful
I enjoy the challenge of joining with others in resolving their conflict.*
Firefighters walk into burning buildings; prize fighters jump into the ring with others who are also there to win the prize. I wouldn't do what they do; too scary. I wade into conflict, with you. We are powerful, resolving conflict together. I've seen what some might call miracles in the process. It is both exhilarating and an honor for me, doing this work.
I'm a licensed counselor with over twenty years of professional experience in the resolution of conflict, though what I do I no longer refer to as counseling; it is resolution of conflict work. Our conflict resolution work may be different in a number of ways from other remedies you've tried. One primary difference is there's no diagnosis, of anyone. And, I'm not the expert about you; you are. I don't have the answers; you do. I show up to help you find them.
We'll approach your challenge with various tools and skills and paradigms like nonviolent communication, inquiry, energy work... lots of curiosity and few assumptions.
No burning buildings, no boxing gloves.
* I also want you to know: When I have big conflict in my own life, I get help, too. Again: we are powerful, resolving conflict together. As skilled as I am at this, I am still human and can get triggered and overwhelmed, and lose perspective, just like everyone else. Some of the miracles I've seen in conflict resolution work have happened in my own life, when I've been persistent, willing to think outside the usual boxes, and getting perspective through the eyes of another. My empathy and understanding of your conflict comes in part through the difficult experiences and resolution of my own.