While developmental psychologists have long known the benefits of focusing on social-emotional development, few cultures actively promote the development of healthy relationships as important of a goal as financial success. Yet, research often shows that married couples do better financially and emotionally in the long run and those that focus on relationships are happier in life.
We are entering a new phase where single millennials will more than likely stay single longer. There will be more future single parents and the prioritization of flexibility in the workplace will increase. The need for flexibility and enjoyment in a creative professional’s life is not a new theme.
Yet, as the world moves towards a freelance economy, the need for healthy personal and professional relationships is paramount to future success.
But how do you develop these relationships without wasting ten plus years of your career figuring out who to network with, where to network, how to invest in the right relationships and how to manage your own emotional well-being.
We’re sure they didn’t teach you this in design school!
There is far too much research out there on the neuroscience of relationships as well as the development of creativity for us to ignore. The VAR relationship consultation services teaches you necessary human behavior that will assist you in working with clients, developing your business and give you the foundation to launch your creative ideas into action.
“The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Dr. Robert Waldinger, director of the study. “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.” – Results of the 80 year Harvard Study of Adult Development
How do creatives build self-confidence and a supportive community?
- Learn the basics of neuroscience research and practice social-emotional skills in real life
- Have the right mentors to provide support and foster interpersonal connections
- Learn how to improve collaboration and communication with other leaders (and especially non-creatives) and build strong relationships
- Observe social-emotional skills using a developmental approach based in relationship science
In VAR’s relationship, neuroscience and networking modules creatives will learn via real life experience as well as through lectures and mentorship how to do the following:
- Individuals will learn new cutting-edge skill sets and expertise, along with engaging with teachers and guest expert speakers on relationship and neuroscience information.
- Individuals will experience building new relationships using fun activities such as music, dance, and community events.
- Structured experiences learning how to network and build connections will be provided
- VAR will also be offering graduates additional resources, services and individualized help to make sure they are successful over their lifetime.