As members of the feminist philanthropy community, we are always searching for ways to improve our communications skills, foster real connections, and create healthy partnerships. The good news is that our minds and emotions continue to evolve with time — better relationship skills can be taught and learned at any age. And with the advent of technology, from anywhere!
On January 16, 2020, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Harville Hendrix, and Riane Eisler join forces again to present Safe Conversations in Action, the second part of their webinar series on cultivating healthy relationships.
Hosted by the Center for Partnership Studies, this webinar will focus on the Safe Conversations method, which breaks down communication into “a three-step process that makes it safe to talk and listen with mutual respect and real communication.”
This webinar follows the success of Safe Conversations: Shifting from Domination to Partnership in Relationship, which kicked off new conversations surrounding the Safe Conversations method in September. Safe Conversations empowers everyday people to talk without criticism, listen without judgment, and connect beyond our differences. The goal of this practice is to cultivate healthy relationships through one of the simplest, and most effective methods of communication — a face to face conversation.
The first webinar created a massive surge of interest in the practice. Now, Hunt, Hendrix, and Eisler are stepping up to answer new questions, practice interactive examples with the audience, and provide a new series of resources and informational guides.
Hunt, Hendrix, and Eisler recommend bringing a friend, colleague, or partner to practice the Safe Conversations technique with in real time. This looks past the basics of Safe Conversations outlined in the September webinar, and focuses on the deeper aspects of the process. Whether you’ve attended multiple Safe Conversations workshops or are just learning about the movement from this article, you’ll find something intriguing to learn from this in-depth seminar.
Join the team on Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Pacific Time (2:00 – 3:30 Eastern Time). Sign up for your FREE registration today through this link. If your schedule changes and you’re unable to make the event, recordings of the full session video and free resources will be sent to everyone who registers.
About Relationships First, Helen LaKelly Hunt, and Harville Hendrix – Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D., and Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., are life partners and co-founders of Relationships First, the organization that created the Safe Conversations method. Today, Relationships First hosts Safe Conversations workshops, seminars, and webinars all over the world, and facilitates healthier relationships between individuals, couples, families, friends, and coworkers. Ultimately, the goal of Relationships First is to “contribute to the social cohesion and economic success of communities and cities.” The best way to do this is by starting from the ground up, focusing on the ways we speak to each other as individuals. To learn more about Relationships First, visit their website at RelationshipsFirst.org.
About The Center for Partnership Studies and Riane Eisler – Riane Eisler is a social systems scientist, cultural historian, and attorney. She founded the Center for Partnership Studies in an effort to capture and improve the ways humans interact with each other in their relationships, finding ways to bridge the gaps between people that lead to conflicts. She has dedicated her life’s work to studying and improving human partnership, addressing these conflicts in ways that can resolve small disagreements and violent conflicts between nations alike. She is the author of The Chalice & The Blade: Our History, Our Future, a groundbreaking book that analyzes our cultural origins to show that war and differences based on gender are not inevitable based on our biology or popular religion. To learn more about the Center for Partnership Studies, visit their website at CenterForPartnership.org.