Relations and Non-Violence
w/ Brigitte Mesdag
Only together can we build a healthier world.
But how can that be done, when so often
Competition prevails over Collaboration
Criticism over Appreciation
Distrust over Trust
Fear over Love?
How can we live soundly with All Our Relations?
Let us start learning.
Relations and Non-Violence is the red thread in the Soar curriculum, a training rather than a workshop since 4 sessions will be offered throughout the program, each one building on the previous one and deepening the practice of a different aspect of Relation. Listening and Communication, Non-Violence, Constructive Conflict Management will be thoroughly explored and practiced with the support of methods such as theater-forum and collaborative games. Through expanding our awareness and understanding of how we relate to ourselves and to others, the aim is to support participants to let go of limiting behavior patterns and equip them with knowledge and tools that will allow them to sustain a non-violent culture in their future life.
1- Interaction patterns
Becoming aware of our unsatisfactory/dysfunctional relational habits - Exploring tools of transformation rooted in our personal resources.
2- The Practice of Active Listening
Becoming aware of our filters and patterns in the way we listen and hear, often causing misunderstandings leading to interpersonal conflict and distance. Gaining insight and tools for active and compassionate listening.
3- The Practice of True Expression
Daring to show up and take position in full respect of self and others. Supporting or beginning relationships through firm and considerate expression.
4- Constructive approach of conflict
Discovering how the moment of conflict can become an opportunity of self transformation, an encounter with buried inner resources.