How To Communicate Better In Love

We invest so much in our intimate relationships, yet all too often find ourselves feeling unheard or misunderstood by those we love most. Traditional advice has centred on skills such as negotiation and diplomacy, but this approach alone may not be enough.

This class considers our individual 'communication styles', asks where they come from and analyses their successes and failures. We look at why we argue and how we can argue better, which means not necessarily 'winning' (relationships aren't games of chess), but gaining understanding and trust. We ask just how honest we should be with our partners, and how we can put more humanity into our interactions.

Whether you are in a romantic relationship or not, this session will reveal the importance of what is said and unsaid in any intimate exchange. From everyday interactions that mask our deeper needs to the most intractable disagreements, the class offers ideas on how to say what we truly mean, hear what’s really being said, and defuse resentments before they become catastrophic.

TIMETABLE

18.00     Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.00     Class finishes

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'Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone  – and finding that that's ok with them.'
 – Alain de Botton

TIMETABLE

18.00     Welcome & Class commences
19.30     Break (times vary)
21.00     Class finishes

 

COURSE LEADER

Dr. Sumant Badami (or Monty as he is known to most) is a freelance anthropologist who gained his PhD from Macquarie University in 2012. Apart from being passionate educator who teaches at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, he is a celebrant, a jazz singer, a martial arts instructor and is currently training to become an officer in the Australian Army Reserves.

 

ABOUT CLASSES

Our classes have been designed to give useful insights around the big themes in life. You’ll be challenged to think deeply about the issues that matter most, and provided with a space to share your thoughts, ideas and experiences with other curious, open-minded individuals.

These sessions are designed by experts and taught by members of our faculty. They include a mix of lecture and group activity and conversation. Optional homework is provided for those interested in further study.

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How To Communicate Better In Love

$80/$70

What:
Class
When and where:
  • Tuesday 10 October 2017 6 - 9pm
    The School of Life 370 Bourke Street Surry Hills 2010

TICKETING

Full price: $80.00
Concession: $70.00
(+ $2 booking fee and 1.5% CC fee)

Valid concession cards include a Health Care Card, Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card and current student cards.

Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers with less than 7 days cancellation notice before the original class date.

For ticketing and box office enquiries please call 0481 263 041 or email sydney@theschooloflife.com.au

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