This amazing workshop teaches you how to become more effective and take responsibility in both your personal and professional life. In addition to the communication skills and conflict resolution methods taught, this course offers training in assertive skills, how to handle anxiety, and how to set goals for becoming more fulfilled. And Be Your Best is available online!
What Be Your Best Graduates have shared:
“Be Your Best has equipped me with tools to help me live the best life possible. This course will in no way turn your life around overnight. It requires constant self-awareness, picking the right tool or skill in each situation and practice, practice, practice! It is hard work, but your quality of life and relationships will improve. I’ve committed to carving out some weekly “me time” to pursue personal interests that leave me feeling fulfilled and productive (hiking, arts, photography). Whilst still very much a work in progress, I’ve started to express myself in an authentic but respectful way to others. For example, even though a good friend and I have had a long, unspoken rift, I’ve held on to that friendship and avoided any confrontation because she is my oldest and dearest friend. I was afraid of losing her.
In the middle of the Be Your Best course, I decided to exchange several emails with my friend to talk about our rift and in the end, the friendship ended. While seeing our friendship end was disappointing, I was surprised at how at peace I felt. Suddenly it clicked – because I was authentic, being true to myself and how I really felt, I felt happy (for lack of a better word) and at peace to let the friendship go. Everything I’ve learned from the course, putting it into practice and seeing the small positive changes in my life has given me the confidence to put myself first without feeling guilty and to be able to disclose and communicate to others my needs and wants.” – K.
“Be Your Best has really highlighted that I have the right to have my needs met and that I can’t let fear of confrontation prevent me from living an authentic life. As any parent knows, the needs of children are all-consuming – it is mentally, physically and emotionally taxing. Upon reflection, over the last few years, my personal needs have never been a priority. In addition, my fear of confrontation has in some way prevented me from building solid and genuine relationships. Communicating to others my wants and needs honestly and directly has always been a struggle if the situation calls for a confrontation. It is easier to be non-assertive or non-confrontational, but I now realize that we lose ourselves and become really unhappy in doing so. This course has taught me to prioritise meeting and disclosing my needs. Otherwise, this failure to disclose can have a lasting negative impact on my relationships with others.” – Kris D.
“Our words mean so much more than we think. How we phrase them when communicating with others like our loved ones, friends or acquaintances reflects how the communications flow through. Before I respond, I have to consciously stop myself and somehow when that happened, my thought changes from anger to empathy. From carefree to sympathy and from selfish to compassion. It is very empowering in acknowledging our self-worth which leads to self-care!” – Carol S.
In the Workshop, You Will Learn How To:
- Understand the concept of personal control and responsibility.
- Identify important personal needs.
- Understand the Behavior Window.
- Distinguish between Acceptable and Unacceptable Behavior.
- Determine who “owns the problem” in a given situation.
- Express their needs, feelings, ideas in a clear direct way.
- Acknowledge others’ efforts with Positive I-Messages.
- Say “no” to unacceptable requests with Responsive I-Messages
- Prevent problems and conflicts in relationships using Preventive I-Messages.
- Determine what to do when another’s behavior is interfering with them meeting their own needs.
- Identify ineffective ways of confronting unacceptable behavior.
- Develop a three-part Confrontive I-Message.
- Confront another person’s unacceptable behavior with a Confrontive I-Message.
- Shift gears between I-Messages and Active Listening when appropriate.
- Reduce fear and anxiety so they can move toward meeting their needs and goals.
- Recognize conflict situations.
- Avoid the use of Method I and Method II.
- Use the Six Steps of Method III to resolve a conflict with another person.
- Set the stage for Method III conflict resolution.
- Distinguish between Conflicts-of-Needs and Values Collisions.
- Handle Values Collisions.
- Recognize when another person needs their help as a skilled listener.
- Identify the 12 Roadblocks to Communication.
- Avoid the Roadblocks that cause most helping attempts to fail.
- Use silence, acknowledgments and door-openers to help another person with a problem.
- Active Listen to hear another person’s feelings.
- Active Listen to clarify information.
- Plan for and achieve important personal goals.
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