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Open and honest communication is healthy communication. It leads more quickly to a mutual understanding and respect for a difference in views, interests and needs, generating better solutions and ideas. In a workplace rich with Healthy Communication, there is more cooperation, harmony, and productivity and less competition… keeping the workplace stronger and more diverse.

The benefits of Healthy Communication:

  • Develop Rapport and Engage Teams
  • Plan Projects and Problem Solve
  • Generate Ideas and Uncover Blocks to Success

In each session, a Council Practice is facilitated, recognising that each voice needs to be heard and we can embrace differences and find our own voices while opening up to others. The practice of council comes from the time-honoured process used by First Nations and indigenous cultures to generate solutions using a non-hierarchical circle of communication. This deep form of listening can connect people authentically in a way that strengthens relationships and builds stronger teams. Conflict exploration, co-visioning and decision-making flow more productively in the council environment. Communication between team members also flourishes more readily when council practice is embraced.

If you are clear and perceived as open and honest in the way you communicate, it increases the chance that the person or group with whom you are communicating will want to reciprocate, leading to a healthy dialogue. Clear, open and honest communication is healthy communication and conveys authenticity and integrity, which are essential foundations for true collaboration in the workplace. It leads more quickly to a mutual understanding and respect for differences in views, interests and needs, generating solutions and ideas and leading to increased productivity.


Sam’s previous roles exposed her to the experiences of workers holding back valuable ideas and costly insights. Witnessing a loss of more than $1.5 million in project costs, despite executives voicing their concerns and not being heard, led her to explore and learn The Way of Council Communication (visioned into Healthy Communication by Sam). Hierarchical team structures can mean that honest sharing does not take place in team meetings—instead, valuable work insights are voiced in corridors and other informal workplace environments, leading to loss of profit, ideas and trust. A non-hierarchal communication process is often invaluable and far-reaching. Sam has facilitated for a number of organisations where privacy and confidentiality are utmost, such as C-suite and stakeholders. Her process deepens working relationships and aids in future communication and collaboration. It facilitates emotional understanding and connection, brings workers together and creates acceptance of each other for who we are and where we are coming from.

The Workshop

  • Between two and twelve participants
  • The communication process is solution-driven
  • Facilitated so ALL present can contribute, be heard and be respected in a safe, supported process
  • Optimum solutions emerge from a diversity of opinion
  • Suitable for any group of people who have a common goal(s)

What happens in a Healthy Communication Session?

At the beginning of the workshop, there is an exploratory discussion by all regarding what needs to be explored in the Healthy Communication space. What are the blocks and desired outcomes?


Basic intentions are agreed upon. There are four intentions that hold the space together, which, when observed, create safety and allow truth and trust to build in this powerful practice.

  1. Attentive listening and Seeking understanding and accepting others as they are, staying present and centred and giving our full attention helps everyone to express themselves more easily.
  2. Speaking from the heart and using “I” statements. Anything that can be felt can be communicated, and anything that can be communicated can be managed. This opens the space for being heard and makes the session about being interactive rather than reactive. From this space, you stay engaged and connected. ‘Speak your mind but let your heart do the talking’. Letting the heart speak where difficulty resides is leading from within.
  3. Being of lean expression helps us to attend to what is important and recognise that our truth does not need to be reinforced by repetition, since we are being heard. It allows time for all to share.
  4. Spontaneity. Avoid planning what, or rather, how you will speak. Focusing on your own story while others are speaking reduces your capacity to listen. Spontaneity encourages playfulness and realness and allows the “voice” of the moment to be free.

Sam is the facilitator, who helps co-create a safe space to allow honest, healthy communication to flow and the participants to engage in the common goals of the sessions.

Practical information

  • Two-hour group workshop
  • Team or group of people who have a common goal(s); 2 – 12 participants
  • Remote workshop
  • Delivered in English

About Sam Rehan

Sam is a high-impact Well-being Professional and Stress Management expert, who works with teams and individuals in high-pressure environments to maximise and accelerate their thinking brain and calm and soothe their emotional brain. She offers interactive, fun sessions with valuable tools to enhance workplace performance via a strong mind and strong body. Sam teaches professionals how to be well, so they can work well and ultimately lead well.


Sam magnifies mental health through well-being strategies and teaches businesses and executives how to overcome stressful situations using simple, sustainable self-care techniques. She specialises in short methods, backed by science, that work for the long term. Her clients access immediate strategies aimed at reducing unnecessary sources of stress and increasing well-being. Sam has a particular interest in working collaboratively with business leaders to develop and maintain their self-leadership through the foundation of a strong body and mind. Successful self-leadership is a critical factor for individual and organisational achievement and is essential in a changing world.

Not only does Sam customise inspirational well-being programs, she also lives and models those techniques. She uses a gentle, nurturing approach and is mindful to draw out the strengths of the individuals and teams with whom she works, expanding on their skillsets to add and maintain healthier habits. Simple changes lower health risks, which in turn lowers the chance of chronic disease and prolonged absence from work.

Sam’s significant experience includes over 3 decades of expertise from corporate management and training and a background in health, science and scientific research. She has a global outlook: she has been a corporate trainer for 21 years and previously taught medical software to medics and professionals in over 44 locations worldwide. Sam is a Professional Member of the International Stress Management Association and has a BSc. in Biological Sciences, as well as qualifications in anatomy and physiology, holistic therapies (Craniosacral Therapy and EFT) and cognitive coaching. She is a facilitator for ‘The Way of Council’ group process, which offers a way of communicating that encourages attentive listening and honest, compassionate expression and makes room for new insights and understandings in decision-making. Sam is a Mind Instructor for the workplace wellbeing app Revoola, which features over a dozen of her classes. She facilitates with high energy, enthusiasm and expertise. She is also a published author: her health and self-development book Laugh More is available on Audible, Kindle and in print.


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