Transforming Our Conversations: Foundations – 2020 Webinars

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Transforming Our Conversations: Foundations – 2020 Webinars

June 16, 2020 @ 7:00 pm > July 21, 2020 @ 9:00 pm AEST

6 consecutive Tuesday evenings 7-9pm: June 16, 23, 30 and July 7, 14 and 21

A 6 Week Foundation Series on Compassionate Communication

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:

  • Learning how to work/live effectively with others, valuing connection over control.
  • Meeting others with respect and compassion while getting the “stuff of life” done.
  • Hearing through moral judgements and anger to what really matters.
  • Managing our own triggers: finding the real issues in our stories.
  • Living with greater authenticity and self care.

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.

The Program

Week 1: Taking a Step Back

  • Exploring the conversations we enjoy/don’t enjoy.
  • The neuroscience of communication – beginnings.
  • Focusing conversations around needs – ours and others’.
  • Feelings and sensations as a flag to our needs.

Week 2: From Attacking to Embracing Our Needs

  • What actually happened vs the story we tell ourselves.
  • Conversations that break connection.
  • Sinking into connection with our own needs – met and unmet.
  • Discovering how our moral judgements (of ourselves and others) contain precious needs we may be unaware of.

Week 3: Self Connection

  • Ways of experiencing self-connection.
  • Building self-care.
  • 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

  • Practising empathy with others.
  • Expressing appreciation.
  • Protective use of force.

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

  • Expressing with compassionate honesty.
  • Hearing experiences of other trainers/practitioners.
  • Debriefing and celebrating our 6 weeks of learning – new ways of expressing gratitude and appreciation.

$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.