Course description

Conflict is a natural part of life. We all handle it every day.  For example, we all have experience of conflicting appointments or events competing for time and attention in our schedules.  For the most part, we just get on with prioritising and sorting things out - without allowing the time conflicts to become too major a source of stress.  

However, conflict between two people gets more tricky because things like emotions and egos come into the picture!  The fact is, as individuals, we're all different – we think differently, respond differently and inevitably will be at odds with each other over some issue or other, from time to time. 

The role of conflict in helping us to focus and agree on priorities is even more important in a relationship.   Conflict is an inevitable part of life and of itself is generally helpful, not harmful.  It’s the way we handle conflict that can get us into danger zones.


In this course you will learn how to :

  1. Diffuse the fear and anxiety around conflict and accept it as an inevitable part of life.
  2. Dispel some unhelpful myths & assumptions around dealing with conflict that often make the situation worse.
  3. Understand the difference between “me” centred and “us” centred approaches to managing conflict and the difference it can make.
  4. Learn how to create more "emotional cushion" in your relationship so conflict is not easily triggered.


By the end of the course you will have more confidence about how to use conflict to increase mutual understanding and come out stronger as a couple.

 

Reviews (2)

Really useful Help in bite size chunks

These bite size video clips make it easy for busy people juggling work and home to get help for those inevitable moments of conflict with their partners - and to minimise such conflict in the future. At last some really pragmatic and individual help for conflict at home rather than the usual team focussed offerings for conflict at work.

by D T

Brilliant, Relevant,Timely, Enjoyable and easy to follow

Although this course is geared primarily towards couples, I found it beneficial to me as a single person as the subject matter is part and parcel of everyone's life journey. I am a social worker and face conflict on a daily basis with both clients, and other professional/personal relationships. I have done other courses on conflict resolution as part of my training for my job role, however I found this one to be much more beneficial to me as although it explains the different types of conflict resolution that most people use, the additional insight of the Love Languages, and personality styles enabled me to gain a clear understanding of conflict resolution and put it in context that can be relevant for my job role and personal relationships. I have recently moved from living a number of years as a single person into a ready made family and the teaching on the 4 levels of relationships (again something that I knew before from training and working with staff teams) enabled me to contextualise what I am going through and remove some of the stress I am experiencing in the newly formed relationships. I had never considered looking at the 4 levels of relationships and its relationship to conflicts and managing these. Thanks guys. Well done.

by J J

Really useful Help in bite size chunks

These bite size video clips make it easy for busy people juggling work and home to get help for those inevitable moments of conflict with their partners - and to minimise such conflict in the future. At last some really pragmatic and individual help for conflict at home rather than the usual team focussed offerings for conflict at work.

by D T

Brilliant, Relevant,Timely, Enjoyable and easy to follow

Although this course is geared primarily towards couples, I found it beneficial to me as a single person as the subject matter is part and parcel of everyone's life journey. I am a social worker and face conflict on a daily basis with both clients, and other professional/personal relationships. I have done other courses on conflict resolution as part of my training for my job role, however I found this one to be much more beneficial to me as although it explains the different types of conflict resolution that most people use, the additional insight of the Love Languages, and personality styles enabled me to gain a clear understanding of conflict resolution and put it in context that can be relevant for my job role and personal relationships. I have recently moved from living a number of years as a single person into a ready made family and the teaching on the 4 levels of relationships (again something that I knew before from training and working with staff teams) enabled me to contextualise what I am going through and remove some of the stress I am experiencing in the newly formed relationships. I had never considered looking at the 4 levels of relationships and its relationship to conflicts and managing these. Thanks guys. Well done.

by J J

Andrea & Jon Taylor-Cummings

Andrea & Jon Taylor-Cummings

Co-Founders

Dr. Andrea and Jon Taylor-Cummings are passionate about building strong relationships and stemming the tide of family breakdown. For the last 20+ years, alongside careers in professional services (Management Consulting and Investment Banking respectively), and being serial entrepreneurs, they have been running relationship building workshops and seminars to help couples and individuals better manage home/work/life tensions.

In 2016, Andrea and Jon established Soulmates Academy to help people and organisations improve wellbeing (emotional and mental health), performance and productivity, through proactively equipping people with strong relationship skills to have better conversations and better outcomes, as a natural part of personal and professional development.

In late 2017, they launched their 'Relationships Essentials' E-learning programme, to help the first 100,000 couples start enjoying great relationships.  See them share the vision here: #100kGreatRelationships

In early 2019, they had the privilege of sharing their message on the TEDx platform about the difference it can make when people take a proactive approach to learning relationship skills, on purpose. Watch their TEDx talk here: The 4 habits of ALL Successful Relationships

We know that great relationships don't just happen, they are built on purpose!  If you'd like to get going with this program, we would consider it our privilege and pleasure to work with you.

We look forward to working with you.

Jon & Andrea


"We know the difference this material has made in our lives and are excited about the difference it can make in yours too."

Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions you would like to clarify before getting going with this course...

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Course Contents

19 Videos

1 Quiz

3 Texts

2 PDFs

1.0 hr