Workshops to help people connect and communicate

Workshops will help you connect and communicate
Posted on 04/13/2018

Feeling overwhelmed or burned out? Struggling to communicate with people from other cultures or just think you could connect better with everyone? Bellevue’s Neighborhood Mediation team can help with a series of workshops this spring.

The workshops are open to the first 50 people who show up, so participants will want to come early.

Resiliency Skills:
Thursday, April 19, Boys & Girls Club of Bellevue, 209 100th Ave. NE, 10 a.m.-noon
For people feeling overwhelmed or burned out, this interactive workshop will teach skills for taking care of yourself in the midst of stressful circumstances. Participants will come away feeling more resilient and connected to others in the community.

Exploring Cross-Cultural Communication:
Thursday, April 19, Newport Way Library, 14250 SE Newport Way, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Designed to help participants understand and communicate more effectively with people from other cultures, particularly for communications between “I” and “We” cultures.

The Art of Listening
Monday, May 14, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Through interactive workshop, participants will learn to focus when listening, what to say to let others know they have been heard and how to limit unhelpful listening habits. Mastering this art can improve relationships, concentration and ability to help others. Taught by Marci McReynolds, Neighborhood Mediation co-manager.

Challenging Conversations
Thursday, May 17, Newport Way Library, 14250 SE Newport Way, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Participants develop a toolkit to employ when discussing difficult topics or differences of opinion, and learn how to set up a difficult conversation for the best outcome.

Sur-Thrival Skills for Trying Times
Monday, May 21, Bellevue Library, 1111 110th Ave. NE, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
For people feeling overwhelmed or burned out, this interactive workshop will teach skills for taking care of yourself in the midst of stressful circumstances. Participants will come away feeling more resilient and connected to others in the community. Taught by Marci McReynolds, co-manager of Neighborhood Mediation.

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