Mind the Gap

5 Steps Towards More Congruent Communication

Learn to exploit the space between stimulus and response for more congruent communication.

Have you ever heard the word ’NO!’ come out of your mouth before your kid even finished their question?
Have you ever felt that you’re repeating the same thing over and over in an argument?
Or, have you censored yourself from saying that one important thing because you’re not supposed to say things like that?

Most of us have a limited repertoire when it comes to how we respond in different situations. We limit ourselves with our comfort zones, survival stances and internal filters. But does it really have to be like this?

Unclear who actually said it but Stephen Covey popularised the saying and attributed it to Viktor Frankl:
“Between stimulus and response there is space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

In this session we will look at how some of the tools from pioneering family therapist Virginia Satir can help us exploit this space between stimulus and response to be more congruent in our communication and to create new options for ourselves.

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