If you were to search the internet for management development training courses, guaranteed you would find plenty out there labelled;
‘How to have difficult conversations‘ or
‘How to have challenging conversations‘
Here’s the thing, you have NO IDEA what a conversation is going to be like because it’s not happened yet!
Instead, what you are (innocently!) doing is creating an expectation of what you THINK the conversation is going to be like.
The brain is going back to all the data in your memory storage of previous conversations and events and projecting a future image of that conversation based on past data, beliefs and assumptions.
And the way you think creates the way you feel.
That means if you have told yourself or someone else that a conversation is going to be difficult, that’s going to impact how you show up in that conversation.
You have told the subconscious mind that there is going to be some level of conflict, that you have to be on your guard, you have to have your wits about you, that the other person isn’t going to respond well and in doing so your body will respond by going into survival mode.
You may experience this as a sense of anticipation, dread, your heart racing, sweaty palms, tension, your stomach churning or similar.
What if there was a different way?
What if you could discover a simple way to stop having ‘difficult conversations’?
Click on this short video clip from our management mental training to find out how!
“I’ve had conversations with people, and I’ve spoken differently with them and afterwards I’ve recognised I’ve spoken differently – a subconscious change in myself that I’d never spoken like that before”
– Sofology Manager
Communication skills are everything when facilitating great conversations about mental health. If you would love to teach your managers about how to have great connected conversations with their team let’s jump on a call 👉🏽 Book a call now