Befriending Conflict ...making conflict safer, more productive, and more fun

Joe Good­bread and Kate Jobe are the founders and prin­ci­pals of the Befriend­ing Con­flict project, cur­rently expand­ing into a inter­na­tional net­work of associates.

Joe Goodbread photoJoe Good­bread is one of the archi­tects of the acclaimed Befriend­ing Con­flict pro­gram, spon­sored by the Euro­pean Union under the Peace II ini­tia­tive, to help com­mu­nity work­ers along the North­ern Irish bor­der cope with the stress and anx­i­ety of the highly charged con­flict­ual atmos­phere in which they worked. He teaches and prac­tices con­flict man­age­ment and psy­chother­apy in Port­land, Ore­gon and through­out the world. He is the author of three pre­vi­ous books and numer­ous arti­cles on Process Ori­ented Psy­chol­ogy. He is also an engi­neer and inven­tor, hold­ing sev­eral patents in the field of fluid prop­er­ties sensing.

Kate Jobe photoKate Jobe is an inter­na­tional lec­turer and work­shop facil­i­ta­tor. She is a co-founder of Befriend­ing Con­flict and the Cher­nobyl Project; a study of the effects of the after­math of the Cher­nobyl acci­dent on those who cleaned it up. Kate is a move­ment spe­cial­ist with a keen inter­ested in the role that non-verbal com­mu­ni­ca­tion and expe­ri­ence plays in human inter­ac­tion. She coaches indi­vid­u­als and has used move­ment work to help peo­ple real­ize their great­est poten­tial as lead­ers in their fields.


Reini Hauser photoDr. Reini Hauser, psy­chother­a­pist, coach and group facil­i­ta­tor, is co-director of the Insti­tute for Process Work Zurich, Switzer­land, and for the past 25 years a close asso­ciate of Drs. Arny and Amy Min­dell. He works with indi­vid­ual, rela­tion­ship and group dynam­ics and facil­i­tates change processes with exec­u­tives and teams in orga­ni­za­tions and busi­ness. His approach to con­sult­ing, coach­ing and group work is based on world­work and has been suc­cess­fully applied in teach­ing and train­ing in more than 25 coun­tries world­wide (among oth­ers, at the ETH Zurich) as well as in hot spots like the Bal­cans and North­ern Ireland(EU Peace II sup­ported pro­gram ‘Befriend­ing Con­flict’). He is the author of sev­eral arti­cles on process work, a pre­sen­ter at con­fer­ences and a founder of train­ing pro­grams, among oth­ers, in Moscow, St. Peters­burg, and recently, in ZIST (Munich). See

Lukas Hohler photoLukas Hohler works inter­na­tion­ally as a coach, trainer, facil­i­ta­tor, and con­flict­worker and is based in Switzer­land. He spe­cial­izes in and has devel­oped train­ing pro­grams for empow­er­ing pro­fes­sion­als work­ing with human beings such as teach­ers, youth work­ers, social work­ers and coun­selors. Together with his col­league Dr. Joe Good­bread he has been devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing soft skills for com­pa­nies work­ing in the field of coun­sel­ing and advis­ing. He is also on fac­uly of Process Work train­ings in Switzer­land and Russia.

His edu­ca­tion in Con­flict Res­o­lu­tion began with a cer­tifi­cate in Psy­chodrama (Psy­chodrama Assis­tant Direc­tor, 1997 – 1999) at the Moreno Insti­tute in Zurich. At Anti­och Uni­ver­sity in Ohio he con­ducted his stud­ies in Con­flict Res­o­lu­tion (M.A., 1998 – 2001). In Switzer­land he attended post-graduate-courses in Dis­so­cial Behav­ior and Crim­i­nol­ogy (2002 – 2003) and Victim-Offender Medi­a­tion (2004). In 2008 he com­pleted his ther­a­peu­tic train­ing in Process Ori­ented Psy­chol­ogy (Dipl. POP, 1994 – 2008) at the Insti­tute of Process Work in Zurich. Process Work forms the base of his work with indi­vid­u­als and groups in pri­vate prac­tice and with organizations.

Lukas Hohler is a mem­ber of the Global Process Work Insti­tute and the Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­a­tion of Process Ori­ented Psychology.