taught by Shasta Nelson

Course description

Far too many of us cannot define friendship. We mistakenly think it’s “someone we like", or “someone who is always there for us”, or “someone whose shoulder I can cry on". Not only are those inaccurate, but they leave us feeling like a good friendship is a matter of finding this “right” person who either is, or isn’t, a good friend. But healthy friendship isn’t discovered; it is developed. And this is the class to walk you through how to use the 3 Requirements of healthy relationships in the early stages of a friendship. In this course, taught by Shasta Nelson, you will learn:

  • The definition of friendship
  • The 3 Requirements of all healthy and meaningful relationships
  • Five different ways to increase the positivity in our new friendships
  • The two most important actions we can take to increase familiarity in new friendships
  • How vulnerability should be safely shared in the early stages of making friends
Shasta Nelson
Shasta Nelson

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women’s friendship learning community. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriendsShe also writes at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show.