The Anatomy of Peace

The Anatomy of Peace : Resolving the Heart of Conflict

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What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? And what if individually and collectively we systematically misunderstand that cause, and unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?
Through an intriguing story of parents struggling with their troubled children and with their own personal problems, ""The Anatomy of Peace"" shows how to get past the preconceived ideas and self-justifying reactions that keep us from seeing the world clearly and dealing with it effectively. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. As the story unfolds, we discover how they came together, how they help warring parents and children to come together, and how we too can find our way out of the struggles that weigh us down. The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, ""A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well."" This book offers more than hope -- it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • black & white line drawings
  • 1576755843
  • 9781576755846
  • 72,414

Table of contents

Part I: The Heart of Peace§1. Enemies in the Desert§2. Deeper Matters§3. Peace in Wartime§4. Beneath Behavior§5. The Pattern of Conflict§6. Escalation§7. The Right Thing and the Right Way§Part II: From Peace to War§8.Reality§9.The Beginning of an Idea§10.Choosing War§11.A Need for War§12.Germs of Warfare§13.More Germs of Warfare§14.The Path to War§Part III: From War to Peace§15.Apologies§16.A Gift in Wartime§17.Marching Bootless§18.Surrender§19.Locating the Peace Within§20.Finding Outward Peace§21.Action§Part IV: Spreading Peace§22.A Strategy of Peace§23.Lessons§24.Peace on Mount Moriah
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About Arbinger Institute

The Arbinger Institute is an international training, consulting, and coaching firm that specializes in conflict resolution and peacemaking ―whether in families, in organizations, or between communities or nations. Arbinger’s clients range from individuals who are seeking help in their lives to families who are trying to strengthen and rebuild relationships to many of the largest companies and governmental institutions in the world, where Arbinger helps to establish new levels of teamwork and cooperation. For more information about Arbinger, please visit
The Arbinger Institute is an international training and consulting firm that is recognized as a world leader in the areas of leadership, team building, conflict resolution, crisis management, culture change, and culture integration. Arbinger’s clients range from individuals who are seeking help in their lives to many of the largest companies and governmental institutions in the world.
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Review quote

“A book that could change the face of humanity.”
—Marion Blumenthal Lazan, holocaust survivor and bestselling author

“I loved Leadership and Self-Deception, and The Anatomy of Peace takes it to the next level, personally and professionally.”
—Adel Al-Saleh, President, IMS Health Europe, Middle East and Africa

“The most powerful tool I’ve seen for finding real, lasting peace—in families, organizations, communities, and nations.”
—Pamela Richarde, Past President, International Coach Federation
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