Courageous Dialogues


  • Ottawa, OICC Building (2ND FLOOR) 25 Bayswater Ave Ottawa, ON, K1Y 2E5 Canada
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courage (n.) c.1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) "heart, innermost feelings; temper,"

courage (n.) c.1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) "heart, innermost feelings; temper,"

Tuition: $275 | Twosome price: $500
Seats are non-refundable once purchased.

To speak eloquently, directly and courageously when the stakes are high does not come naturally. It is a learned skill. And if you haven't learned it, which is hard to do in a culture that doesn't teach it, when you need it most is when you'll recognize just how impoverished our culture is in this regard. And in a culture that prides itself on "individualism" above all else, you can be sure that the stakes relationally speaking will be even higher and the cost of alienation deeper than what your pockets or heart can bear.

Explore a revolutionary approach to speaking up, establishing rapport and resolving differences. Radically shift your experience of communication with this liberating, transformational and dynamic practice rooted in spiritual and emotional intelligence. Break through limiting thought and speech patterns established through social conditioning, and replace them with a powerful way of communicating that is deeply satisfying, life honouring and creatively liberating. Come with an open your mind so you can experience the power of vibrant, authentic connection with those you love, those you don't love, and the living world that sustains you.

Love is always a matter of learning how to live in an unknown land. It is not just translation or about being secure in what one knows, but about learning how to give a true gift to what one loves by learning what it loves. Love is always about learning the Nature of things.
— Martín Prechtel
You know, people come to therapy really for blessing. Not so much to fix what’s broken, but to get what’s broken blessed.
— James Hillman

Topics: 
• Alienating thinking and language (our cultural inheritance)
• You don't need to be "healed" .. identifying the "trauma" of our times
• Speaking with compelling honesty and moxy
• Understanding the mechanics of defensiveness
• When "safety" and "non-judgement" become a trap
• Addressing interpersonal tension skillfully and constructively
• Balancing clear intention/direction with openness and flexibility
• Empathy that liberates versus empathy that stifles
• Mourning and Gratitude as essential anchors

This workshop is for all who speak. It is intended for anyone willing to do the work to significantly enhance and transform personal and professional relationships for the better and have some yearning for how this precious world could be. This includes artists, counsellors, couples, creatives, educators, leaders, managers, parents, mediators and those committed to social change.

Join Rachelle Lamb, who has for over two decades, been exploring language, relating and conflict through the lens of Cultural Anthropology, Spirituality, Nonviolent Communication, Mythology, Poetry, Storytelling, Deep Ecology and Social Activism. She is a speaker, writer, spiritual activist, certified NVC Trainer and ‘relationship whisperer’ and has shown thousands how  to courageously and skillfully navigate interpersonal conflict and challenges, leading to profound breakthroughs.

"Engaging, dynamic, transformational, liberating … a must attend!"

"A workshop that truly speaks to the heart!! A wonderful opportunity for anyone who wants to explore an alternate way of being! An opportunity that speaks to our essence."

Further info: 250-858-2906
Seating is limited for this venue. Early sign-up recommended.
Workshop is on the 2nd floor meeting room (no wheelchair access) of the OICC Building at 29 Bayswater with limited free parking at the building itself.
Sign up as a twosome! Bring a partner, friend or family member with you and save!

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