Hello everyone! I hope your week is going well. Last Saturday, January the 28th, Jude taught a class all about communication. The class was a success, so I thought I’d share it with you!
The class started off with the topic of listening. Everyone paired up and had to simply listen to their partner, without giving any feedback or contributing to the conversation. Very often people contribute their advice, when all the other person really wants is for someone to listen to them.
The class continued onto the four simple, but challenging rules of communication. I won’t give too much away, because it would be great if you could join us in the next class in May! But I would like to share with you some of the issues people brought up in class. For example, one woman explained that she was having trouble ending a friendship. Another person was feeling “put down” by a fellow member of her family. Regardless of the situation, there is always an effective, assertive, and loving way to speak up. We learned that when dealing with a problem, the two most important things to remember are to not, “you,” the other person. In other words, focus on saying your “I,” that is, what is true for you, instead of pointing your finger and blaming the other person. The other thing is to focus on one issue at a time and stay specific.
Anyways, I hope that you can join us next time! Stay posted on more information on that, and refer to your copy of Attitude Reconstruction in the meantime!