Interactive workshop for parents and teenagers

“Bridging the Communication Gap” is the title of a free interactive workshop for parents and teenagers that will be presented from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 15 in Seabury Hall’s ‘A’ali’ikuhonua Creative Arts Center.

Through her own experience as a mother of two children, now 20 and 16 years old, and observing the experiences of family and friends who have teenagers, Johnelle Conching saw the need to create a workshop to share concepts and tools used and implemented in a personal growth seminar series called Ike Pono. Her husband, Bruce Conching, created the seminar.

Conching will share the tools that allowed her family to experience a closer relationship through more effective listening and communication skills, and to actually enjoy one another’s company, according to an announcement.

In this interactive workshop, Conching will show participants how to identify common communication obstacles such as, assumed expectations, unclear communication and unkept agreements. Through strengthening listening skills and setting communication guidelines, parents and children will be able to develop a relationship of trust and respect.

Participants are encouraged to bring a pen and some paper to capture all the communication techniques shared at the workshop. Children are welcomed and encouraged to attend with their parents.

For more information, contact Dan Lane at 280-9457.