The ability to communicate effectively is an essential life skill. Healthy communication skills can help students develop a sense of control over their life and experiences. It can empower a person to overcome difficult situations such as peer pressure, bullying, and discrimination. It can teach you to say ‘no’ without feeling guilty and accept constructive criticism. In addition, healthy communication can have a major impact on an individual’s psychological, social and emotional development. It allows a child to be independent, take up responsibility and develop empathy. This course has been designed to help you communicate in a constructive manner and to express your opinions while being respectful, both towards yourself and the other person.
- Understand what healthy communication is and why it matters.
- Learn to distinguish between different styles of communication.
- Learn about how assertiveness is an integral part of healthy communication.
- Appreciate that healthy communication is a skill that can contribute to holistic development.