Healthy conversation isn’t easy. We all eat and we all speak, but that doesn’t mean that everything that goes into your mouth is healthy and everything that comes out of your mouth is healthy. Healthy conversation is a safe space to be your full self—heart, mind, and body. Unhealthy conversation gives you a reason to hide part of yourself.
The easiest way to start a healthy conversation is to speak up for yourself, without putting others down. The easiest way to transform an unhealthy conversation is to stop talking, and breathe. The rest is a bit more complicated.
Conversation strategies teach you an integrated process that you can rely on to build resiliency and satisfy your heart in three key ways.
Understanding the big picture – The Nine Arts of Healthy Conversation™ synthesize the principles of conflict resolution with communication skills and personality styles. They illustrate the complex dynamics of relationships: heart, mind, and body, self, others, and humanity so that you can see where each situation fits in the big picture and then create a one-of-a-kind solution.
Targeting your specific issue – You can use the arts to see what is and isn’t working in your particular situation. By accurately diagnosing the problem you can design an effective cure. You can plan your next steps by maximizing your strengths, developing your weakness, learning new skills, and asking for help.
Getting support for the process – Learning the nine arts prepares you to respond to concerns with authenticity and respect, but it’s hard to do it alone. So we provide practical help for your everyday concerns.