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Mindful Communications and Boundary Setting

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until September 18, 2018

Eight-Part Series

Sometimes we hold back from addressing a concern with a loved one or expressing how an uncomfortable situation felt because we are afraid of how the other person might react. During this class, we’ll learn what mindful communication is and specific tools to use it. Using mindful communication keeps defenses low, increases a joint effort in problem solving, opens listening skills, and encourages understanding in a shared experience. It can be the difference between someone opening up and shutting down.

Some of the areas we’ll cover include:

  • Exploring how mindful communication could impact common life situations as well as some of the deep, hard-hitting difficult ones.
  • From dishes in the sink to fear of heroin overdose, we’ll practice using mindful communication talking through the difficult or touchy subjects that need to be communicated.
  • Active listening tools to stay in the moment.
  • Because mindful communication focuses on each parties’ personal experience, sometimes boundary setting is necessary as a protective measure. We’ll work on effective boundary setting, common misconceptions, how to set realistic boundaries, and how to communicate them.

Details

Date:
August 28
Time:
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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