Let's face it.... we were not created to live on an island or to be isolated from other individuals. We were born into this world with a need to develop relationships. This innate need to develop secure attachments is often disrupted during infancy and childhood. This disruption causes long-term effects that impact our personal and professional relationships. The long-term effects of toxic relationships impact our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
In these classes, you will have the opportunity to identify and address those fears that are developed throughout your lifespan. Through exploration of the development of these fears, you can begin to identify specific areas of your life that have been negatively impacted and caused a disruption in your emotional development. Learn how you can begin the process of overcoming these fears to live a more fulfilling life!
"The Fear of Self-Advocacy"
Does speaking up for yourself cause you to experience significant anxiety? Does the thought of expressing any level of disagreement with a friend, family member, boss, or professor make you nervous? Are you eager to be compliant and agreeable to go along with someone else’s plan, although it may not align with your own? If this is the case, you probably feel like you are often on the short end of the stick or at a disadvantage most of the time.
In this class, you can:
- Learn the principles of direct communication to avoid passive, aggressive, or passive/aggressive communication styles that promote toxicity in relationships.
- Learn how to address aggressive communication in toxic communication to promote conflict management.
- Learn the importance of self-advocacy in personal and professional relationships.