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In Times of Covid 

Difficult Conversations

During times of Covid many people have fallen out with friends and family over issues such as mask mandates, lockdown restrictions and vaccines. 

Building trust and navigating difficult conversations is a process of unraveling the mind and understanding where someone is coming from. All too often we start judging and blaming one another which simply leads to hardened fronts so that any further attempt at discussion is doomed to fail before the first word's been spoken. But now more than ever, it's important to have strong relationships and repair ruptures in relating.

 

In these interactive calls you'll get plenty of time to explore where your communication has gone amiss and begin to look at how you can improve it. Communication is a skill we can learn, it takes some practice and effort but it's so worth it, as it enables deeper intimacy and improves all our relationships. I believe, now more than ever, it's important to have strong relationships and repair ruptures in relating.

These calls are specifically designed around themes relating to Covid and the pandemic. They are designed to give you tools and practice so that you can get through to people. 

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 Sign up for the next Call here
Please read the instructions below before signing up
Every second Friday of the new month at 12:00 UK Time
calls are in collaboration with *Class Action Covid UK's Freedom Friday
Up-coming calls are:
*Friday  8th Oct 12:00 UK time (BST)
*Friday 12th Nov 12:00 UK time (GMT)
*Friday 10th Dec UK time (GMT)
*Friday 14th Jan UK time (GMT)

What you need to know, before joining the call!!!

These calls are specifically designed around themes relating to Covid and the pandemic. To participate in the calls you'll need to have your cameras on. You won't be accepted if you aren't visible. Once you sign up you'll receive the Zoom link in an email. Please save this mail carefully as you won't receive another. The calls are generally ninety minutes.

Please log on ten minutes before the call to make sure we can start on time. In order to get the most out of this time together make sure you have ...

  • a stable internet connection

  • your camera is working and you are visible

  • good lighting you can be seen

  • a private, undisturbed space so you can participate in the breakout rooms

  • a good audio connection 

Other opportunties to practice and join FREE calls

To join other calls to get support and practice how to communicate in these troubling times please go to Reaching People and sign up to their call list as well. You'll find masses of information on that site and you're welcome to join live Zoom practice sessions that take place on Thursdays at 4.30 GMT

Why Speaking Up & Speaking
Truth to Power is so important!

The interview below is Dan Astin-Gregory (Pandemic Podcast) interviewing Mattias Desmet, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Ghent University in Belgium.

 

In this interview Professor M. Desmet's speaks of ‘mass formation’ a psychological response not unlike hypnosis. He goes on to elaborate on what triggers and sustains this mass response, where it could ultimately lead us, why a minority somehow manages to remain unaffected, and whether there’s anything we can collectively do to break the spell before it’s too late.

It turns out that speaking up and speaking truth to power has a major effect even when it seemingly doesn't ;-)