The YES behind the NO – About boundaries

Often when I want to say NO to a request, a jackal hell breaks loose in my head:
‘I don’t want to disappoint them. Will they still like me? I can’t do that to them, can I? It would be rude of me! I will make them feel bad. I have no choice!’
And then: ’But damn them! I have the right to set my boundaries!’
Saying NO can be so hard. I’m afraid that some damage is inevitable: to myself, to the other, to the connection. And then I realise — it’s all about needs. My needs, their needs. 
In this session we will practice shifting from fear, guilt, shame, duty, to empathy, and we will explore how our NO could sound like when it comes from the energy of needs.
[Workshop organised in frame of Time for Empathy 2022]


When: 7 March 2022, 18:15-19:45 CET (Berlin time)
Language: English
Cost: FREE
Recording: We will probably record this event and make it available to other people, if the quality is satisfying. We may also use parts of the recording for marketing and publicity across a range of media. If you do not wish to be recorded, then switch off your camera and microphone for the whole duration of the session.


To take part in this workshop, register to the “Time for Empathy” event here:
Note: Register only ONCE and receive access to all “Time for Empathy” workshops organised from 7 to 13 March.
About the trainer:
Frédéric CotmanFrédéric Cotman
Frédéric gives workshops in Nonviolent Communication and has followed several courses in NVC, communication, coaching, buddhist meditation, mindfulness and tantra. His passion is to integrate head, heart and body into he path of spiritual growth. His strength is to create an atmosphere of trust and safety through a calm appearance, unconditional presence and attention to all needs.

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