Public Courses

How to survive your relatives this Christmas

Dates and Times:
11 November 2018 – 6pm to 9pm

18 November 2018 – 6pm to 9pm

Freedom Works – Creative Hub
Hove Business Centre, Fonthill Rd, Hove
£59 including VAT and refreshments
5.30pm – 6.00pm – Registration and Refreshments

6.00pm – 7.30pm – Part 1

7.30pm – 7.45pm – Break

7.45pm – 9.00pm – Part 2

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The ‘season of goodwill’ is fast approaching. It is a time when our personal relationships take centre stage.

Are you dreading it?

Is there a particular personality who always manages to push your ‘buttons’?

Are you apprehensive thinking about the inevitable rows and disagreements however hard you try to keep the peace?

Do you need some tips and strategies to bring a bit more ‘peace and goodwill’ into your home?

At the end of this short course you will have tips and strategies for surviving and thriving during the holidays and the confidence and skills to put them into practice.

  • Identifying your ‘hooks’
  • Understanding others ‘hooks’
  • Preparation and practice
  • Strategies for navigating disagreement
  • Practical exercises


Starting 2019

Rowing Together

2 days over two weekends

In the pursuit of certainty in an increasingly uncertain world, we are losing the art of respectful disagreement. It is a defence mechanism and it is undermining our relationships with the people that matter.

difference of opinion is taken as an attack on identity. Conversations are binary; questions rhetorical and more often simply statements that masquerade as  questions.

At the end of this course you will have the skills to discuss things that really matter with goodwill and discernment and retain your sense of self.

For People at a Crossroads

2 days over two weekends

Are you at a loss on how to differentiate yourself in the job market?

Perhaps you have no idea what you want to do and IT or the ‘professions’ are not your thing? You might even be rebooting your career or changing direction. This course will give you new skills that will enhance your prospects in all areas of your life.

For Carers and Next of Kin

1 day

Are you caring for someone in the evening of their life? Do you feel lonely or isolated because of disagreements or unwillingness to talk about important subjects? Perhaps you have a relative who will need more of your attention and that time is just around the corner. You may be very apprehensive about how other family members will behave. You may already be having arguments with family members about what will happen, how it can be achieved and who will do it. This time is a rich humus for disagreement and conflict which can have repercussions for a long time and cause further disputes down the line.


What Our Students Say

An enhancing and life enriching experience.

Thank you for showing and teaching us the techniques but most of all the empathy.

It was a very useful course and we learned many new ways to express ourselves.

Really valuable experience. I now have knowledge, skills and motivation.

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