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We Need To Talk- Making That Difficult Conversation Easier

We have probably all been there: we know we should be having a conversation with someone (it could be a family member, a neighbour, a friend or a work colleague), yet we don’t have it. Maybe we tried before and things have gone badly, or we were worried that talking will only make things worse. Whatever the reason, the conversation did not happen. It then became the proverbial ‘elephant in the corner'.

This one day workshop and or weekend will explore what makes these conversations difficult and enable you to remove the obstacles that stand in your way. It will centre around questions such as:

What makes a conversation difficult?
What gets in the way of you being as honest in your conversations as you want to be?
What are your learned thinking habits and how can you alter them to prepare yourself for a successful conversation?
If you don’t say what you’ve always said, what else can you say?
Where is the space for compassion and forgiveness in such moments?

 

The workshop will be led by professional trainer and coach Peter Burton.  After working for 12 years as teacher of English and Drama, Peter began his training and coaching work in 1992 and has trained teachers, police officers, youth workers, children’s home staff, parents and carers. He is trained in the methods and skills of Person Centred Counselling, Non-Violent Communication, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Restorative Justice. His passion is to teach the methods and skills that significantly improve our day to day interactions and transform those difficult conversations into rich and rewarding experiences for all concerned.”

 

Led by: Peter Burton

Please arrive by 6pm on Friday. Course ends with lunch on Sunday.

We have probably all been there: we know we should be having a conversation with someone (it could be a family member, a neighbour, a friend or a work colleague), yet we don’t have it. Maybe we tried before and things have gone badly, or we were worried that talking will only make things worse. Whatever the reason, the conversation did not happen. It then became the proverbial ‘elephant in the corner'.

This one day and or weekend workshop will explore what makes these conversations difficult and enable you to remove the obstacles that stand in your way. It will centre around questions such as:

What makes a conversation difficult?
What gets in the way of you being as honest in your conversations as you want to be?
What are your learned thinking habits and how can you alter them to prepare yourself for a successful conversation?
If you don’t say what you’ve always said, what else can you say?
Where is the space for compassion and forgiveness in such moments?

 

The workshop will be led by professional trainer and coach Peter Burton.  After working for 12 years as teacher of English and Drama, Peter began his training and coaching work in 1992 and has trained teachers, police officers, youth workers, children’s home staff, parents and carers. He is trained in the methods and skills of Person Centred Counselling, Non-Violent Communication, Neuro Linguistic Programming and Restorative Justice. His passion is to teach the methods and skills that significantly improve our day to day interactions and transform those difficult conversations into rich and rewarding experiences for all concerned.”

 


 

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Special offers:

Multi-purchase: If you book three or more residential courses all at once, Ammerdown will give you 5% discount on the total fees (N.B. this 5% discount does not apply when a bursary has already been agreed)

Extend your stay: Subject to availability, you are welcome to extend your stay before or after your course. If you choose to do so, Ammerdown will give you a 5% discount on our standard ‘Private Stays’ rates: please contact the centre to arrange this.