MP4 video recording of this class is available for purchase. Once you purchase the class, you will receive an email with a link to download the course along with a pdf of the handouts. Note: Certificates of Completion for CEUs are emailed upon request.
The quality of our intimate relationships is often a mirror reflection of the quality (or lack thereof) of our work relationships and vice versa. This is because relationships occur in almost every facet of our day-to-day life, and they aren’t easy. Part of what makes relationships so difficult is that we do not know how to communicate effectively and from a place of vulnerability and compassion. Furthermore, most of us do not know how to respond effectively when we are faced with conflict or someone else’s vulnerability. The bottom line is that we lack trust, skills, compassion and effective logic in our relationships. Most people react defensively or unconsciously based on emotions and wounds from the past, however, it is these very places of vulnerability that help us to be successful in relationships if we know how to identify them and use them as tools.
According to an article in Psychology Today, “Psychologists suggest that the manner in which couples fight indicates the health and longevity of their relationship, and go so far as to say that those who don’t fight at all may be in the worst shape of anyone. In Jonathan Franzen’s, Freedom, a character explains that two, fully individual, self-expressing adults are bound to bang heads at some point, and if they don’t, it means that there’s likely a lot of unhappy repression going on. Those are the kind of couples where everything seems fine for years, and then one morning, without any warning, one partner pushes the other down an empty grain silo from a great height. It’s usually caused by something very small; most often, according to the statistics, an annoying habit regarding socks” (Sobel, E. 2012). The statistics also show that people who treat each other with respect, dignity, and compassion succeed in their relationships longer and more satisfactorily than those who ignore these core values.
“When CPP Inc.–publishers of the Myers-Briggs Assessment and the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument–commissioned a study on workplace conflict, they found that in 2008, U.S. employees spent 2.8 hours per week dealing with conflict. This amounts to a loss of approximately $359 billion in paid hours (based on average hourly earnings of $17.95), or the equivalent of 385 million working days [due to unresolved workplace conflict]” (Brummer, J. 2009). However, the good news is that those businesses who have proactive action plans to handle conflicts, such as peer mediation or conflict resolution, report much lower turnover, better productivity and less absenteeism on the job (Ibid).
In this workshop you will learn how to :
- Express to others without being defensive that what they are doing that is not making your life wonderful;
- Be able to make clear factual observations of the problem free from moral judgment, evaluation or diagnosis;
- How to disagree with what a person is doing and still connect with that person in a meaningful way that ultimately creates sustainable change; and
- How to cultivate presence and compassion as a means to a deeper connection in relationship, increased intimacy, and greater productivity and job satisfaction in workplace relationships.
Purchase here online or by calling 828.505.7091.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to attend or purchase?
You must be at least 18 years old to purchase this workshop.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email [email protected] with questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Not at this time.
What is the refund policy?
There are no refunds for this class once the class has been submitted to the purchaser.