I would say that my ability to be RelationshipABLE and to manage relationships, the ups and downs of these interactions and connections; has been both the most challenging part of my personal and work life as well as the most enriching and worthwhile.
“Relationships are dynamic and troublesome“- this phrase reminds me of the nature of relationships in all aspects of my life.
This reassures and challenges me as I work to nourish and maintain good quality relationships at work with my office team, our board members, our team of trainers and our many loyal stakeholders. It calls me to take responsibility for my part in these interactions and relationships and to be aware of the impact of my behaviour on my colleagues.
In my personal life it adds colour, depth and opportunities for self-development. As my own family grows and evolves I have to navigate the waters of relationships with my husband, our five adult children, my daughter in law and newly arrived granddaughter. I am also soon to play the role of mother of the bride – with all the dynamics that brings from the planning to the day itself!!
So on all fronts – I need to be RelationshipABLE equipped with the knowledge and skills to build and nurture good quality relationships, anticipate when these are likely to be under stress; such as an upcoming office move! It is important to be able to find ways of working going forward when relationships breakdown.
Our ABLE training is designed for practitioners whose routine work presents them with the opportunity and challenge of supporting clients who may turn to them for support. The skills of the ABLE brief intervention model help them to respond and establish boundaries, listen and empower clients in finding a way forward.
Evidence informed knowledge helps build practitioners’ capacity to engage without getting overwhelmed and recognise key moments where early intervention helps improve outcomes. The training is experiential in part, adopting a reflective practice approach, a growth mind-set and is strengths based at its core.
Join us in our movement to become RelationshipABLE, learning how to incorporate and embed a relational approach which will energise all of your relationships both personal and professional improving health and wellbeing in the short term and for future generations.
Maeve Hurley is the CEO of Ag Eisteacht, who offer ABLE training and work to highlight the impact of the quality of relationships on health outcomes – Adopt a relational approach, Build, Listen and Empower