Relational Skills for Difficult Conversations

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  • Intro
    November 28, 2022
    11:30 am - 3:30 pm
This class explores how to navigate conflicts stemming from differences in socio-political beliefs. Various communication skills will be outlined and thoroughly practiced with co-participants. In addition, attention will be placed on common human values and how to maintain relationship by keeping relational focus on these shared values. We will explore the values that underlie our sociopolitical beliefs and how to respectfully, compassionately, and effectively navigate discussions with others who have differing beliefs from oneself. Topics include:
  • Interpersonal Fundamentals
  • NVC Speaking
  • Storytelling with Oneself
  • NVC Listening
  • Common Values
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Narcissism
  • Intersubjectivity
  • Seeding Doubt
  • Aggression, Denial, Forgiveness, and Subjectivity
  • Impossible Conversations