Transforming Our Conversations: Foundations – 2020 Webinars

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Transforming Our Conversations: Foundations – 2020 Webinars

A 6 Week Foundation Series on Compassionate Communication

March 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm > April 8, 2020 @ 9:00 pm AEDT

6 consecutive Wednesday evenings, 7-9pm: March 4, 11, 17, 18, 25, Apr 1, and 8

Alternate dates available: Click here to see all dates for this webinar

Who is this Program for?

Anyone who would like to take their communication skills to the next level:

  • Creating more satisfying relationships while practising self-care.
  • Meeting others with respect and compassion while getting the “stuff of life” done.
  • Learning how to better manage moments when we are triggered: finding the real issues in our stories.
  • Learning how to work effectively with others, valuing connection over control.
  • Living with greater authenticity.

Anne’s Approach

This program is based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Centre for Nonviolent Communication. The program is highly experiential (in a safe and playful environment ) where we are all learners, taking baby steps). Each session will start with an outline of key learning points, followed by demonstration, practice and debrief.

If you are interested in hearing more about how the latest neuroscience supports the effectiveness of this work, I invite you to contact me or join my 2 hour introductory webinar:“Transforming Our Conversations: An Introduction”.

The Program

Week 1: Taking a Step Back

  • Exploring the conversations we enjoy/don’t enjoy.
  • Looking at intent and impact of the conversations we are part of.
  • The neuroscience of communication – beginnings.
  • Introducing the idea of focusing conversations around needs – ours and others’.

Week 2: From Attacking to Embracing Our Needs

  • Exploring what it is to build a literacy of needs – and of feelings.
  • Sinking into connection with our own needs – met and unmet.
  • Discovering how our moral judgements (of ourselves and others) can contain precious needs we may be unaware of.

Week 3: Self Connection

  • Ways of experiencing self-connection.
  • Shifting from demanding to requesting while holding our needs to be precious.
  • Self empathy.

Week 4: Anger and Hard to Hear Messages

  • Listening to hard to hear messages.
  • Expressing Anger Fully

Week 5: Engaging with others: Empathy, Appreciation, Protective Use of Force

  • Taking our empathy skills to the next level, practising empathy with others.
  • Expressing appreciation.
  • Protective use of force.

Week 6: Compassionate Honesty, Specific Situations and Wrap-Up

  • Learning how to express with compassionate honesty.
  • Learning new ways to express gratitude and appreciation.
  • Debriefing and celebrating our 6 weeks of learning.

$300 per person, $490 for a couple, $150 for full-time students and concession holders. 
All prices are in AUD and GST inclusive.

Numbers limited to 16.

It matters to me that the work I offer is accessible. If you would like to attend any of my offerings but find the fee prohibitive, contact me via my website and we can discuss options.