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Taking the War Out of Our Words - Bethel University

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Students in this class will learn how to take the war out of their words by practicing new ways to ask for and give information, as well as set limits--all without getting into power struggles.

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Have you ever noticed how so much of what passes for communication in our daily life really isn't? How instead our interactions with others—especially when conflict is involved—often play out as small but bruising battles, where winning is more important than sharing relevant information? Do you find yourself wishing there was a better way?

Well there is! Join Hilary Mullins in exploring Taking the War Out of Our Words, a book by Sharon Ellison that not only illustrates how the structure of our conversations is based on the rules of war, but also presents us with more fruitful ways to communicate instead. How so, you ask? Short answer: by re-learning how to make statements, ask questions, and set limits.To learn what this really entails—and how to put it into action in your own life—come to this class!

Instructor(s): Hilary Mullins,
Hilary Mullins has taught writing and pubic speaking at numerous colleges in Vermont and is now studying at the The Center for Cartoon Studies, focusing on the use of comics in education. A writer and occasional preacher, her work can be seen in the online magazine Numero Cinq.

Number of Sessions: This course meets 5 times. The first two sessions of this class on 20th and 27th 6pm to 8p will be part of Bethel University. The following three classes will be Tuesdays at the same time.

Requirements: Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn more about Bethel University and check out more free course listings at betheluniversityvt.org. BU is a free community pop-up university, created by the Bethel Revitalization Initiative.

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