Metaphors – as a doorway to empathic connection
It’s become a mantra for many of us. Naming feelings and needs as a way to build an empathic connection. Do you agree? Do you also agree that it sometimes just doesn’t land? That it doesn’t bring this sweet connection, this deep understanding, this holy ground?
Why don’t you allow yourself to broaden your skills to invite an empathic space? There are other ways to create Heart-to-heart connection.
I want to introduce you to a playful, creative skill, that engages the right brain hemisphere of the person you are sitting with. The right hemisphere is the seat of connection, the seat of empathy.
So instead of finding yourself in a place of repeating feelings and needs – tap into the possibility to offering a metaphor. Be prepared to experience unexpected openings and a real sense of “being understood”.
[Workshop organised in frame of Time for Empathy 2022]
When: 9 March 2022, 16:30-18:00 CET (Berlin time)
How: ONLINE on ZOOM
To take part in this workshop, register to the “Time for Empathy” event here: https://www.empathiceurope.com/time-for-empathy/
Note: Register only ONCE and receive access to all “Time for Empathy” workshops organised from 7 to 13 March.
Watch Kersten’s introduction to this workshop:
About the trainer:
Kersten is a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication, based outside Vienna. Community and team building are two of her super-powers and she is devoted to exploring ways to bring empathic skills to people, acnowledging individual backgrounds and connect accross differences. As an international project leader and programme manager of the Needs-Based Coaching Programme www.needsbasedcoaching.com, she is furthering the awareness and compentence of coaching skills to people steeped in Nonviolent Communication who are longing for bringing a more professional approach into their 1:1 work.
Kersten is looking back at 12 years of experience in teaching NVC in many different formats, and currentlytransitioning her work into working with companies and teams as a supervisor, mentor, and coach. Read more about Kersten here: www.gespraechskultur.org
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