Training and workshops, designed to feed the growth of new and emerging skills and awareness - the stable ground for healthy relationships

go-dialogue is constantly working to help people grow and develop their resources for strong and healthy relationships. We do this for two reasons: 1. because, for all of us, at some stage, there are likely to be difficulties in the relationships we have with others; 2. because when we feel stable and strong in our relationships with others we live happier and healthier lives.

Everyone is unique and our belief is that neither we or anyone else, can tell you how to live your relationships. However, we can create supported and nurturing spaces where you can best understand your habitual actions and reactions to being in relationship, develop new approaches and skills to negotiating challenging relationships, and evolve and emerge as a human being in new ways.

With this in mind, our training and workshops have a two fold focus; firstly, to help you understand more about you, the ways you are in relationship, the needs you have, the support you wish for; secondly, to help you develop strategies and skills that will enable you to hold constructive, collaborative, and above all, heartfelt conversations with others.

Sample training modules may include:

  • recognising the signs and symptoms of conflict

  • managing and taking responsibility for thoughts and feelings

  • developing skills and techniques to discuss differences with a colleague

  • managing conflict between others

Our training particularly aims to raise awareness in the individual of their own impact on, and responsibility for, inter-personal relationships. We draw on techniques from a variety of sources, these include the non-violent communication work of Marshall Rosenberg, and themes from the relational field of Gestalt psychology.

One of the criticisms I’ve faced over the years is that I’m not aggressive enough or assertive enough or maybe somehow, because I’m empathetic, it means I’m weak. I totally rebel against that. I refuse to believe that you cannot be both compassionate and strong.

Jacinda Ardern - Prime Minister of New zealand