DEVELOP THE CONFIDENCE TO HANDLE ‘DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS’ SUCCESSFULLY WITHIN A MATTER OF HOURS…
Thank you for a fabulous course that you have written in helping me prepare for and handle “Difficult Conversations”. As a Mum to three teenage lads (two with complex ASD and ADHD amongst other things) the subject(s) are at times, very hard, real, intense and sensitive.
As a result of this course, conversations have opened up from usual life stuff to real worries and concerns. I have learnt how to use strategies, listen, make trade-offs, encourage etc and have added many other tools in my virtual tool box.
We’ve managed to sit and discuss at a level, that not only meets their needs but also my own and offer help and clarity along with positive solutions. I’ve found compromises and even found myself modelling some of the language laid out in the scripts that came with the course to good effect.
H & THE FAMILY C, READING
I couldn’t say thank you enough to this lady! I met Lyn at an ADHD workshop that she runs for parents with children pre- and post-diagnosis. I got so much information I felt overwhelmed! I didn’t have any help for my son at school until I met Lyn who talked me through what my son was entitled to and who to ask to get it! I’m still going through this journey but I have gained knowledge that I never had and feel ready for what challenges are ahead of us.
I first spoke to Lyn when she called me to invite me on a parenting course – I had been referred to her by social services as I was in crisis managing the behaviour of my 15 year old son who has Asperger’s Syndrome. I was desperate and had exhausted all avenues to try to help and keep my son safe. “Don’t worry” she said in a calm and confident voice “I am going to help you” – and how she did! Over the next few years Lyn coached and nurtured both me and my son through an, often frightful, roller-coaster ride from him going into care, to court, adapting to a basic college course, getting work experience and finally finding employment. In the words of my son – “Lyn Oualah – legend!”
I was put forward by my son’s social worker to work with Lyn and I was a bit sceptical about it as I have done so many courses and just thought “Oh, here goes another”! But to my surprise Lyn’s approach is very different from anything else out there. I can honestly say her way of thinking/doing really does have a positive effect. Things had been very difficult/tense within my household as my son has autism and ADHD so the last few years had been a downward spiral. We have better communication and a positive safety plan put into place now for if and when he has a bad day.
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