Dancing between self-connection & empathic listening
How to maintain Self-Connection and inner clarity within the most challenging conversations: with your partner, family, colleague, boss and with your own children?
How to hear and stay connected with the people we care most for, also when they behave in ways we REALLY don’t like?
’Self-Connection’ sits at the very center of each dialogue. If I lose connection with myself, I’ll definitely lose connection with you. I believe that 90% of the mess in dialogues and relationships happens from lack of self-connection, lack of inner clarity as to: What is going on in me, and what is the core of what is important to me.
During this workshop I will be sharing various processes and practices, with the focus on ‘prioritizing Self-Connection’. We will learn:
How to stay in-tune with our deepest values, stand firmly for our needs and state clearly what we want, even in challenging conversations and situations such as:
❀ When people are judging, blaming, criticizing us
❀ When people are putting pressure on us or demanding
❀ How to navigate our own guilt, so that it doesn’t get in the way of us standing for the core values that lead our lives
❀ And more…
Empathy - The Art of Listening:
How does a deeper sense of self-connection help us to stay connected and in dialogue with the people in our life? How can we refine our empathic listening skills for more connecting conversations?
Empathy is the capacity to see the core intention of the other person, their humanity, even when they behave in ways we do not like nor agree with. It is the capacity to see through and dig to the core humanity behind any action, thought and feeling.
Empathy is the power that leads to cooperation.
We will focus on:
❀ Deepening/refining empathy skills
❀ Clarity: what belongs to me / what belongs to you: So often people tell me “Don’t take it personal”. But how not to take it personal while it sounds very personal what they say… We will focus on the very HOW not to take it personal: What is the cause of our feelings? Where is my power? What to do with the pain and fear that is stirred in me while listening?
❀ How can listening turn into a nourishing experience rather than a draining one?
❀ How to enjoy people’s pain, instead of trying to reassure them, save them, distract them or walking on eggshells trying not to trigger them?
❀ Does ‘Empathy’ mean to agree with the other person’s opinion? Is there a way I can hear the beauty behind the opinion without agreeing with it?
❀ What is the power of ‘compassion’, and how can it move mountains?
❀ And more and more
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) (PhD Marshall Rosenberg) is a practical communication tool that radically transforms your relationship with yourself and others. NVC cultivates assertive honesty mixed with a deep quality of Empathy.
NVC transforms conflicts into love and clarity.
NVC takes you from your meditation cushion into real life – it helps you live your deep values in relationships and millions of day-to-day life situations. NVC deeply transforms your communication with yourself toward a quality of profound compassion.
You will be invited to work on examples from your own life in an interactive and safe learning environment. We will practice Nonviolent Communication through demonstrations, role-play and exercises in order to integrate NVC values and language more into our daily lives.
The way we teach is: 30% Theory and 70% of Practice/Demonstration/Learning from LIVE situations that are happening in the here and now. Our focus is very much on the Embodied aspect of ‘Nonviolent Communication’, so be ready to dive.
Assistants: We will have assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and some are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC.
10-12 May 2024
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Yoram speaks English. This workshop will have a consecutive translation into Lithuanian. Practice in small groups can be done either in English or if you share the same language- in your own language.
For this workshop, the fee is a choice of between €240 – €480
→ The choice of fees depends on your income and free will. The idea behind a sliding scale is that we all have different current financial situations, and we like to be flexible so that your financial contribution fits your financial situation as well as your personal wish to support us.
For more information:
❤ Regarding Money
We wouldn’t want money to prevent anyone from learning NVC! We see money as a strategy to care for the sustainability of our giving. It’s important for us to have a sense of mutual contribution. ‘Receiving’ supports us in meeting our practical stability (money), as well as supports us emotionally to be in balance and keep our hearts open to more giving. While we stand firmly for our need of mutual contribution, we’re flexible about possible strategies on how to meet this need. Money is our preferred strategy, as it’s easy for us to transfer it to the exact things that contribute to us. That being said, if the amount we ask would prevent you from joining, we can offer the following:
1. If you’re coming from a country where the income/currency is lower than the prices in euros, we’re open to finding a price that makes sense and keeps hearts open.
2. If you’re currently having a challenging period financially, you can pay us at a later date when your finances are better. Sometimes people even pay us a few years later.
3. We’re open to brainstorming other ways you can contribute to us, though it’s not always easy to find things that both you would enjoy contributing and that would actually be contributing to us.
To book your place:
To book your place, follow the 3 steps below. If you have any questions please contact Ieva:
1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Many of us never read ‘Terms & Conditions’… and, we would recommend you to read this one to be sure we’re together and on the same page).
2. Fill in the form below (scroll down).
3. Complete the €100 non-refundable prepayment (To see the complete course fee click on the tab ‘Practical information’)
Regarding the remainder of the payment: We ask that you pay the remainder of the course fees within a week of finishing the course. We suggest you pay at the end because we like people to know what they’re paying for. We do this because we wish for your payment to be more connected to gratitude rather than to a sense of duty. If you prefer to pay earlier this is also welcome.
‘The regret period’: If you change your mind within 14 days after sending the prepayment (and 3 days before the course has actually begun), we will fully refund your prepayment.