In the two-day “Communication” training, you will gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of workplace relationships. Being able to handle emotions and communicate affectively are indispensable skills in the companies of today. Our workshop will teach you how to reinterpret relationships from a psychodynamic perspective.
Lost in Transference:
A new take on functioning workplace relationships
Functioning relationships strengthen us. This is also true in the workplace. Tension between colleagues, or with customers or managers, sucks energy and fun out of our jobs. Our training will familiarise you with concepts that will make you more secure in your relationships. This will give you the capability and flexibility to drive success in your team.
The theory and practice of empathic leadership
As a manager, you have to deal with strong feelings in your working environment. This calls for particular forms of emotional intelligence and the ability to respond empathetically to employees. In our workshop, you will learn how to correctly identify your own feelings and the feelings of others and to reciprocate them appropriately. Even negative emotions, such as fear and anger, can be transformed into productive energy in this way.
with Hannes Gisch, psychologist, M.Sc.
What is the „Communication“ training about?
Building and maintaining functioning relationships with colleagues, customers and managers is a key success factor in the workplace – and is crucial for one’s own wellbeing. When friction occurs in these relationships, or negative emotions gain the upper hand, productive collaboration becomes more difficult. In the Communication program, we will be looking at relationships through the prism of psychoanalysis. The focus will be on the emotions that occur in the course of our interactions – and the question of how to deal constructively with even the most intense of these feelings.
What is special about the psychoanalytic approach?
The consideration of individuals in their social context and how they ‘become themselves’ in relation to others is a key concern of psychoanalysis. Invaluable expertise has been obtained by focusing on how individual relationships are formed and on the underlying desires, expectations and conflicts. The psychoanalytic approach makes us aware of the extent to which our past experiences shape our current (and professional) relationships, and which emotions may be playing a decisive role in them. When the findings of psychoanalysis are applied to everyday working life, this provides valuable insights.
Who is the program for?
The program is aimed at people who want to broaden their view of working relationships and the role of emotions in the context of work to include a psychoanalytic perspective – and who are interested in reflecting on their own actions and the actions of others in relationships.
How can this improve my working day?
In the Communication program, we teach basic concepts of psychoanalysis and demonstrate how they can be put into practice in the workplace. The aim is to improve the quality of professional relationships and to impart a mindset that enables people to deal with emotions, especially difficult ones, in a professional context – and to use them productively.
M.Sc. Psych. Robert Weixlbaumer