We all know that listening is key to problem-solving and decision-making.
BUT after listening, then what? How do you respond?
We can help you develop skills that allow you to express yourself authentically and effectively, further the conversation, and maintain family harmony.
Our expertise is in helping people have conversations that increase clarity, deepen understanding, and strengthen relationships, even challenging ones.
In our workshops, we model effective listening and responding in real time--and provide plenty of opportunity for you to practice, with guidance and feedback.
Workshops are held on Mondays from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in NW Washington, DC.
Contact Sandy for workshop location | 301-325-7555 | Email
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Workshop #1: Essential Skills for Maintaining Family Harmony
In this workshop you will practice 3 foundational skills using real-life scenarios, in a safe and supportive setting, with feedback from experienced teachers. These skills are essentialwhen problem-solving and making family decisions. PLUS, you will receive a follow-up, one-on-one telephone consultation to debrief a conversation you plan to have.
Monday:April 10 or May 8.
Workshop #2: Listening for Empowerment and Responsiveness
Practice listening for and acknowledging shifts in confidence, calmness, and clarity as well as shifts in openness and receptivity to another person’s perspective. These shifts, in yourself and in others, are the foundation for building trust which allows the conversation to move forward.
Monday: April 17 or May 15. Pre-requisite: Workshop #1.
Workshop #3: Authentic Communication
Now it’s time to deepen your skills in expressing yourself—what you want to say— fully and completely and in a way that maintains harmony. Learn and practice skills that enable you to articulate your needs and wants, as well as inquire with genuine curiosity about the needs and wants of others.
Monday: April 24 or May 22. Pre-requisite: Workshops # 1 and #2.
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Jeanine Hull, Esq. During her 30-year career in corporate law and litigation, Jeanine saw how unsatisfying the court system is for most participants, even for those who win. She turned to mediation for a more time-, energy-, and cost-efficient alternative by co-founding the Center for Transforming Conflict. She mediates for the DC Superior Court and is writing a book on the evolution and neuroscience of human conflict and how to calm the Fight/Flight/Freeze response. In addition to mediation, Jeanine continues to provide legal counseling and is a Full Engagement with Life coach, based upon principles of compassionate communication.
As a popular keynote speaker and seminar leader, Jeanine presents her research findings and experience to community and faith groups and professional organizations in an interactive dialogue that helps them gain insight into the nature of conflict and to elicit what she calls the 'popcorn' reaction. Members of her audiences frequently 'pop' saying "Oh, so that’s why!"
Sandy Lundahl, MPH, MA. As a public health professional, Sandy has facilitated numerous panels of public health and mental health experts with divergent perspectives to integrate their respective expertise, produce guidance documents on best practices, and develop state-of-the-art training materials. As a training and instructional design specialist she has developed over 24 courses in higher education and 9 federally funded public health training programs with accompanying training plans, facilitator guides, participant manuals, and reference materials.
Sandy is the author of two books on the growth and development that takes place in the second half of life. As a woman who has experienced the tumultuous ups and downs of a 30+ year marriage, Sandy understands the dynamics of what it takes to remain in relationship.
"Jeanine's skill in allowing us to hear ourselves made all the difference. She didn't tell us how to fix our problem. She created the envrionment where we felt safe and empowered to come to our own resolution." PH
"I'm still reflecting on the session I had with Sandy. So amazing how I saw it all. It was so real and so right. This could not have happened without her expert, gentle guidance." CB
"We were all so impressed with [Jeanine and Sandy's] teaching skills! You can really see their passion and commitment. I learned so much thanks to this class." LK
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An excerpt from Empowerment and Responsiveness ....
If you are like most people, you think that the way to solve a problem is to compromise and to accept that each side cannot get everything they wanted.
Most likely, you see hostility and distrust between each other as obstacles to a solution. Either you avoid conflict and make concessions readily in order to reach agreement. You want an amicable resolution but you often end up feeling exploited and bitter.
Or, perhaps you see conflict as a contest of wills in which the side that holds firm and holds out longer fares better. You want to win, yet often you end up producing an equally hard response from the other side exhausting you, your resources, and the relationship.
There is another way...
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