Resolving Conflicts Through Skillful Communication - Focusing Meets Nonviolent Communication
An online, interactive 4-session course facilitated by Amona Buechler
Fruitful communication starts with owning our feelings when challenging situations present themselves to us. This means to go beyond right and wrong, to stop pointing fingers, at others in blame, or at ourselves causing shame. Instead, can we become interested in how differently each of us perceives what’s happening? Can we become interested in how each of us feels about it?
So, let’s get curious.
When this open and curious atmosphere has been established, this can enable us to more clearly recognize needs and wishes, our own and those of the other party involved. As we learn to truly listen to one another, unseen pathways toward resolving a conflict can be found.
But there is yet another step: How can we empathically, honestly, and self-responsibly communicate with one another so that we feel inspired to meet each other’s needs?
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Focusing in combination offer a beautiful ground for exploring how to refine these delicate listening and communication skills.
This workshop provides a space to explore the following:
- Recognize, accept, and express our feelings and needs
- Identify what we hope to experience when our wishes are being met
- Learn to self-responsibly and empathically express ourselves
- Discover new possibilities of meeting each other’s needs
- Release the habit of judging and demanding
- Recognize unspoken needs behind the words of others
- Learn to respect everyone’s freedom of choice, including our own
- Give space and time for that which is (yet) without words
- Envision & sense into the joy of fulfilling each other’s wishes
Presented by The International Focusing Institute - Amona Buechler
Amona Buechler has been offering courses, workshops, and sessions on- and offline since 1998. She is a certified Focusing Trainer as well as a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Before starting her journey with Focusing she had a 15-year foundation of daily meditation and regular Feldenkrais practice, two approaches in which the inner inquiry is taken on one's own. The challenge of expressing that, which is noticed inside to another person, and the interactive component in Focusing added a precious value to her growth process and work. Currently, Amona offers Basic Focusing Skills Courses. She also offers a variety of courses inspired by Focusing, with themes such as finding ease and clarity in one’s professional life. In co-facilitation with her sister, she offers retreats combining Focusing with Authentic Movement. With great fascination, Amona explores how insights from the Focusing process find their way into our lives, leading to self-responsible and empathic communication and wholehearted action.
August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021
8:00am - 10:15pm PST
Regular Price $175 Modified Price $125 Lowest Price $75
Three tier pricing. We welcome you to select the level right for you, while reminding you that if you have a reliable means of support and live in a country with a strong economy, we ask that you pay the regular price. By choosing the highest amount you are capable of paying you help make the sliding scale possible. Thank you!
Registration info: Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions: Phone: (845) 480-5111 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org