Compassionate Communication Workshop
November 2018 Dates
Mondays 5, 12, 19, 26 November from 7 to 9pm
Venue in The Greens (Dubai)
Would you like to develop a more compassionate way of communicating?
Come and learn how to identify and remove the inner obstacles that are preventing you from listening properly. Experience active listening, making space to truly listen to others .
You will learn how to express yourself assertively, honestly and effectively and how to use conflict as a source of growth.
What does this workshop cover?
Week One: Patterns of Communication
Depending on our personalities we tend to communicate and relate in a certain way.
When situations get emotionally charged, the way I react is showing me a particular style of relating with others.
Do I need to always be right?
Do I tend to agree no matter what, to avoid conflict?
Do I shut down and go quiet to protect myself?
Do I make jokes to deal with the tension?
Am I using sarcasm to express my anger?
The way I communicate is the way I am.
Week Two: Constructive Conflict: Empathy and Vulnerability.
Conflict can be really uncomfortable, that is why we avoid it, and yet it is part of life. When we use conflict as an opportunity to learn and connect it becomes a fertile space for honest communication.
Dealing with conflict constructively requires learning to read between the lines. It is the art of translating judgements into feelings and needs.
Week Three: Dealing with our so called "negative" emotions; Sadness and Anger.
Understanding the role of our emotions allows us to welcome them, rather than denying or pushing them away.
The hidden purpose of anger is to provide the energy to bring about a necessary change or to establish healthy boundaries.
We need our sadness to be able to grieve. Sitting with our sadness in an intimate encounter allows us to come to terms with our losses in life.
Week Four: Assertiveness: The Art of me being me and you being you.
When I listen to myself, I can listen to you. There is enough space for both, no matter if you are my son, my boss or my partner.
When I engage in a sincere dialogue with myself, paradoxically I become a better listener, because I am no longer getting in the way.