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Beyond Words: Finding ways to connect, in difficult times


May 1st 2024 at 4:00am

This workshop explores the impact of language, and the power of words. Our language shapes our landscape.

The words we speak influence the behaviour, attitudes, and beliefs of ourselves and others. Within high-stakes contexts, such as the sharing of difficult information, our words carry an enormous emotional weight.

They can alienate and add trauma, or they can honour and empower. We have a responsibility to manage this power with care and diplomacy.