Difficult conversations workshop, Cambridge, Feb 6th

shutterstock_145766399My friend Antony Quinn and I are running our Difficult Conversations workshop again in Cambridge. We really enjoyed the one we did in December, so we are rinsing-and-repeating.

It’s on Thursday February 6th from 10am to 1pm.

Full details & booking info are here

Here’s a bit of the blurb we wrote for the event, it would be great to see you there.

Lots of courses are run on “dealing with difficult people” for this reason. These tend to be quite long on analysis and full of very intelligent sounding principles and frameworks. The trouble is that these courses idealise how we should hold our conversations. We think this can be disempowering… few of us can really live up to these ideals and the effort to do so can either leave us feeling we have failed, or leave us in a space of restrained politeness where we’re just repressing our more animal selves, albeit more skilfully than before.

We think the clue is in the title. Difficult conversations are difficult. We don’t help ourselves by attempting to make them easy by mental effort… in fact that often just makes the psychological rut deeper.

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