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Communication and Conflict - How Connection Supports Both

by Elly Taylor, DIP, Arts
  • Duration: 60 Mins
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Communication is the lifeblood of relationships but much more challenging than most people realise, especially during the perinatal period. The closer the relationship, the more challenging effective communication can be. Things just seem to get in the way. Feelings are hard to talk about. Effective, meaningful communication is much more than just the exchange of information. What’s your intention? What is the impact of the words you choose? What do the other person’s words, intention and impact mean for you and your relationship with them?

Communication is both an art and a science. It starts with connection. Connection facilitates communication: connection with yourself gives you the awareness, skills and confidence to say what you want to say, how you want to say it. Connection also helps you to deal with what your words evoke inside the person you’re talking with.

In this presentation you’ll discover why connected communication is so important, the barriers to achieving it, and the benefits, for yourself and others, of communication as a pathway to strengthening and deepening relationships, creating stability through change, and finding meaning and direction in the sometimes overwhelming and confusing landscape of new parenthood.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Participants will be able to name three benefits of connected communication;

Objective 2: Participants can distinguish a reaction from a response;

Objective 3: Participants will be able to list three elements of connected communication.

Categories: Counseling Skills,