Empathy Introductory Weekend / Introduction to Appreciative Communication
November 2 and 3, 2019
The attitude with which we communicate defines the quality of our relationships - whether at home or at the workplace. How we speak and how we hear others influences whether and how we build trust and how we resolve conflicts. By communicating appreciatively, we bring strength, empathy and authenticity into each of our encounters, including those with ourselves.
In the introductory weekends we train an inner attitude that is appreciative and empathetic. Through Appreciative Communication we create a space where empathy meets vulnerability, opening a new link to ourselves and others. You will learn how it feels to be truly heard and how to listen attentively and empathetically. You will learn how to get in touch with your feelings and needs and how to use conflicts to get to know yourself better. We practice how you can express needs in the form of requests that increase their likelihood of being fulfilled. And it's always about self-care and consensus.
We work with only a few theoretical inputs. Our focus is on trying out and experiencing for yourself in a hands-on setting. And we offer a humorous and empathetic atmosphere as well as space for questions and feedback.
The concept of Nonviolent Communication
What is empathy? Theory & practice
Distinction between feelings, needs and strategies
Listening to your own needs as well as to the other person’s in order to be able to resolve conflicts
Distinction between moral judgments and value judgments
Distinction between feelings from pseudo-feelings
Differentiation of strategies and needs
Distinction between requests and demands
LOCATION & TIME
Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 5pm // Kreuzberg, Ohlauer-Str. 10 //
Price: 200 euros per person
Early booker*: 180 Euro per person
Bring-a-friend-price: 150 Euro per person
Reduced **: 130 Euro per person
* If the participation fee is on our account no later than four weeks before the beginning of the seminar.
** For a monthly net income of 900 euros or less. We trust you and invite you to be honest..
If you cancel up to four weeks before the seminar, we will refund the participation fee, minus a processing fee of 30 euros. We do not charge the fee if you find someone who will take your place. If you cancel less than four weeks prior to the start of the seminar, we will retain the entire seminar fee if you do not find a substitute participant or if no one from the waiting list will take your place.