7 Steps for Open Conversations

Learn the art and skill of confident and compassionate communication. Speak your truth. Listen with openness. Lead with purpose.

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Overview

How do you approach communication?

Do you tend to avoid "difficult" conversations or have them in unproductive ways?

Do you lash out, try to win arguments, or be right?

Do you tend to “overshare” or not share enough?

Do you get defensive, or do you stay open when there’s tension in your conversations?

Do you listen to other’s perspectives with the same presence you like to be listened to?

If any of these rings true... understand you’re not alone.

Content Details

7 steps for having more open conversations

A step-by-step approach to turn your conversations into opportunities for deeper connection

1. Looking inward

Holistic practices to help increase your self-awareness and uncover all the layers present when you think about a person, topic, or conversation.

2. Looking outwards

Guided exercises to help build your empathy muscle and view situations from different perspectives. This helps us understand others more and soften our judgments.

3. Getting clarity

Prompts and exercises to help get to the root of your intention - why is this conversation important and what do you truly want to get from it? This clarity gives you a grounding standing from where you can more assertively express your needs.

4. Sharing with generosity

Tools to help explore your tone range, body language, and how to express yourself openly. Because it's often not what we say, but how we say it.

5. Listen, really listen

A deep dive into the powerful practice of Open and Active Listening. Hone the skills that can help you boost your listening and improve the quality of your questions.

6. Embrace discomfort

Prompts and practices to help you navigate the discomfort that arises when we are “triggered.” Learn somatic (body) based skills that can increase your emotional resilience so you can hold strong emotions without bursting or suppressing.

7. Reflect

Questions to help you integrate the learnings from your conversations and support your personal development.

Audience

Who is this for?

* Please note that we don’t have specific trainings on how to speak to specific groups of people, instead the focus is teaching you relational skills that you can translate into any relationship.

Conscious communicators who want better strategies to manage common communication behaviors like suppressing your voice, lashing out, lacking tact or clarity, always trying to win arguments, or having difficulty with connecting emotionally.  

Couples who want to better listen to one another to create a deeper connection.

Facilitators, coaches, and teachers who want to learn a powerful process to help their clients have better conversations.

Managers, leaders, and business owners who want tools to have important (aka “difficult”) conversations that create more confidence, clarity, connection, and collaboration in their teams.

Parents and caregivers who want tools to better listen to, speak with, and connect with their children while also creating a safer space for their children to communicate openly with them.

Pricing

What you get with this course

Open and compassionate communication is for everyone. However we understand that this price is still out of reach for many people, but it is the lowest number that is equitable to us at this moment. If you aren’t as financially resourced and would like to access this program get in touch hello@everythingbetweenus.com

$375

4 x 90 min Live Community Calls. Calls happen on Thursdays 12-1:30pm EST. June 16th, June 23rd, June 30th, July 7th. Recording will be available if you can't attend live.
12 x training videos (< 2hrs in total)
2 x pre-recorded practice demos (so you can see real people practicing this process)
10+ worksheets with prompts, questions and exercises to support and deepen your journey
Bonus material (i.e.: pre-conversation check-list, how to have better conversations with ourselves)
Q&A to our most popular questions (i.e.: what can I do if I listen, but the other person doesn’t?)

Frequently Asked Questions

The opportunity to uncover your communication patterns and how they may be contributing towards resentment or separation in your relationships. This is meant for people who genuinely want to be intentional communicators and increase their capacity to be response-able. The more we understand why we react in a particular way, the clearer we can be in our conversations.

This program is not only about communication tools and strategies (although you'll find plenty!) but about widening your perspective around all the layers that are present when we are relating with other people.

How we communicate shapes all of our relationships. It's surprising that we don't learn those skills in school. But we can do so now.

We'll gather via zoom once a week for four weeks. You'll be able to ask questions, receive feedback and practice key relational skills.

We'll also go over each step in more detail and practice in real life how we can have better conversations. These calls are highly interactive and your participation will be encouraged.

Dates:

  • Thursday, June 16th 12-1:30pm EST

  • Thursday, June 23rd 12-1:30pm EST

  • Thursday, June 30th 12-1:30pm EST

  • Thursday, July 7th 12-1:30pm EST

Those you can't join live will be able to send their questions in advance. Please don't be discouraged if you can't attend live! You'll get the recording and can submit follow up questions via email which will be answered within 48hrs.

There’s not a right or wrong way to go about this; we each have our pace. You can go through all the content in one go, or you can spread it out.

What we have found most valuable is to go through the content two or three times. So we recommend you aim to spend 3-4 weeks reviewing the videos, completing the worksheets, and practicing some of the skills. Then, we invite you to take a break and dive into the content again, as it is likely that you will discover new things each time around. You'll have unlimited access to the content.

Ideally, you’d like to spend about 1-2 hours a week, for about 3-4 weeks, to go over the content and complete all the worksheets plus the 90min Community Call. The practice portion of this program will be ongoing. You can think about the next few months as an ongoing exploration into your communication, with plenty of opportunities to notice your coping mechanisms and how they impact how you listen, speak, and respond to your triggers.

Make sure you have friends or expert support, such as a certified mental health professional, if needed, available to help you process your experience. If you have experienced severe trauma, please check with your mental health providers before embarking on this journey. Be gentle with yourself, and take your time doing this program. Reach out to hello@everythingbetweenus.com if you have any questions or need help.

It would be wonderful if both of you were open to completing this program and then practicing the skills together. But as therapist and relationship expert, Esther Perel, says, “You change the other by changing yourself.” So by changing how YOU communicate with your partner, you will see a change in the relationship.

You’ll have access to this content for life - or for as long as this program exists.

Upon request we offer a "sliding scale" option. This is meant to open a different conversation around money, one when we are invited to look at our financial resources and levels of economic advantage. Please be mindful that if you request a lower price when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket price, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. 

Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of teachers, facilitators, and creators, like us. Additionally, when we are paid fairly, we are able to invest more time and resources to create free and lower-cost offerings.

Email us at hello@everythingbetweenus.com to inquiry.

(sliding scale language inspired by conversations with @ToiMarie)

All purchases are final, and we don't offer refunds on this program at this time. Please make sure you have the time and willingness to practice these skills. However, if you finish the program and don't gain anything from it, please contact us. We are open to listening to all of your feedback. We appreciate your understanding.

We welcome all conversations about money and economic justice. Please send us an email to hello@everythingbetweenus.com letting us know why you are interested in this program and what your financial situation is, and we'll be happy to discuss options with you. Equally, if you are able to pay more than the currency price, let us know. Your support and generosity will be appreciated and used towards scholarships.

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