We can often feel we’re not doing a great job at letting people know what we want from them or what we don’t want – and this can then lead to all sorts of frustration and anger, from both them and ourselves.
As soon as somebody feels they are ‘under attack’ they will stop listening and then, as we then find out, no change is forthcoming!
If you have had enough of the tension that comes from not being heard, having difficulty in stringing your thoughts into a coherent sentence, and are ready for a break-through in your communication with your loved ones, friends and workmates – this is a great opportunity.
I originally developed the Positive Communication workshop together over 12years ago and have been updating the content over the years as new information comes to hand.
It’s a combination of a number of trainings and skills and originally solidly based on Marshall Rosenberg’s ‘Non Violent Communication’.
As recent attendees have said,
“I gained more skills in making messages clearer and more accurate. I found that by having clearer and more accurate messages I lowered my frustration levels. I had found that being unable to communicate clearly, accurately and positively it had kept my frustration levels very high because I wasn’t able to get what I wanted / needed out of the situation.” Karyn
Our life can be so much easier when we know we are in control of what we say, we know we are being heard and competent actions are able to be taken to effect the changes that are required.
Sometimes we can often feel that the ‘pecking order’ is out of alignment and it seems that our children are ruling the roost.
How can we make changes in this case?
How can we make sure that you, as the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, guardian or teacher is recognised as a self-possessed, intelligent person who is making requests because of the need to develop a child’s safety, their self-esteem and responsibility, and their self-empowerment.
Not sure about what I’m, getting at? Check out this article from the NZ Herald about teenage boys (though it could just as easily be teenage girls!) and then come straight back here to check out the Positive Communication workshop.
Two people in one family wanting to attend? The first attendee pays full price and the second just 50%!