Relationship issues are the single largest cause of stress, according to a recent survey by British author Elaine Shiera. An astounding 58% of all respondents listed conflicts with loved ones as a major cause. This outranks money problems (54%), job/home demands (42%) and even body weight (33%) as other stress producers.
Moreover, the ability to nurture healthy relationships appears to be an acquired life skill. Those that don’t master it appear destined to suffer relationship difficulties repeatedly. This is substantiated by the escalating divorce rates of people married once (50%), twice (67%) and three times (74%).
The communications skills and conflict resolution strategies you will learn in this course will help you enhance relationships with your family, extended family, significant other and even casual acquaintances.
- By reviewing the qualities of a strong relationship, participants will understand the importance of communication and conflict resolution.
- We will help participants explore how well they understand their partner and identify what the most common areas of conflict in their relationship.
- Participants will also learn to improve their outbound and inbound communications skills and how their own attitudes, values and beliefs affect their ability to resolve conflicts.
- Through exercises, participants will learn how to: communicate their points without criticizing; “fight fair”; develop conflict management strategies and increase their level of communication skills.