Each day we are forced to improve ourselves to meet the demands of our own expectations as well as the expectations of those around us. The vital link between us and other people is communication. If we are unsuccessful with our communications, it is very likely that we will be unsuccessful with just about every other area of our life that involves people. Unfortunately, successfully articulating our thoughts and feelings is a challenging job. Add to that the challenge of comprehending others with empathy, and we can see why effective communication is not an easy task.
I came away with skills and an understanding of why my communications have been misunderstood in the past. I now have the know-how to take with me and to put into action to correct this. This makes my life more powerful and puts me at ease when sharing with others.
- Terry A., Alameda, CA
This course makes it easy to see where my communications falter. Now I recognize when I don’t communicate what I think I’m communicating, as well as understanding how to convey what I’d really like my message to be. I appreciate having new tools to work with and learning in a fun environment.
- Genie D., Executive Director, Los Gatos, CA
Every dream begins with a willingness and longing to disrupt the way it is now. It is typical that when tragedy strikes our emotions flare and we are motivated to take action to alleviate the pain and upset we see around us. This is a marvel of the empathetic human organism and we believe...Read More
It’s been a season of extraordinary disasters. Hurricanes paired with massive earthquakes and wildfires have left a wake of death, destruction, and an unforeseeable future while racial and political divisions threaten our sense of safety. Many people are also going through personal catastrophes … job loss, death, another relationship failure. Between what’s on...Read More
Sooo… how was Beyond Reasons? I loved it! Well… I loved-hated it. I took it as part of an onboarding process for becoming an employee for Productive Learning, and I have to tell you there were moments when I thought they were hazing the “new girl”, but by the end of the workshop I got it.Read More
Imagine if your DNA was so malleable that a mere cup of tea, daily meditation, or your never-ending traffic-heavy commute could change it. A study published in the journal Human Molecular Genetics showed that tea consumption in women leads to chemical changes in genes that are known to interact with cancer and estrogen metabolism. Another...Read More