An inspiring workshop in practical and creative communication skills, efficient thought processes and strategic stress management. Efficient and creative communication is the result of having the right tools and understandings about how we receive, notice, process and express thoughts in different parts of our brain. In 99 cases of 100 a stagnated communication, or a conflict, is due to the presence of hidden mind-readings and reference dissonance.
By using simple language based tools such as Clean Language, that was developed by the psychologist Dave Grove in combination with creative processes like the 3 step model of Walt Disney it is sometimes possible to reach common understanding and results in the most efficient ways – avoiding energy sapping meetings. Through the understanding and use of metaphorical communication and how we can process goals in different frames and perspectives, a team of very different and unique personalities can find common ground.
When we understand how a learning strategy is constructed and how core values and belief systems can affect our behaviors and choices, it also becomes evident how we can change them. Ulf Sandström is a mental trainer that has coached the elite football success team Dalkurd FF, Mount Everest expedition, OS-athletes and corporations with a wide variety of techniques, but also with experience of over 1000 therapeutic client sessions. Apart from this he works with First Aid for emotional- and post-traumatic stress, mainly involved in projects in Rwanda and Congo, about which he has written the book Resolving Yesterday with International Trauma Expert Gunilla Hamne – available on Amazon in December.
- Mindreading: a really bad concept
- Belief systems and objective truths
- Core values and exceptions
- Motivation: The GPS of the soul
- Verbal Aikido: peaceful conflict management
- The art of saying no, creatively
- A creative process in three steps
- Metaphors: a simple way to common ground
- Learning strategies, and exceptions
Joshua Pipic, Your Majesty, New York
“Working together with Ulf Sandström was a wonderfully eye-opening experience. Driven by a high level of professionalism and an infectious enthusiasm, Ulf approached the various tasks not only with vast experience but also with an intuitive and artistic eye. In particular, he was very successful in breaking ingrained patterns of thought and offering different perspectives from which to view the issues at hand.”
Hugo Ticciati, World class solo violinist