Grief and the Soulful Life
Feb
20
10:00 AM10:00

Grief and the Soulful Life

  • Victoria BC, Royal Roads University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A person's ability to navigate the terrain of grief is exactly that .. an "ability" .. something that must be learned throughout one's life. This day is for those who have felt the tug to venture into the rich terrain of grief and broken-heartedness.

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The Empathic Leader: Leading From The Inside Out
Dec
3
9:00 AM09:00

The Empathic Leader: Leading From The Inside Out

  • Victoria BC, Royal Roads University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Today, more than ever, emerging leaders need the skills to communicate effectively in order to unleash the highest potential in themselves and others. Learn to support clear and productive communication between co-workers, employees and clients and create mutually satisfying solutions maintaining the trust and collegial respect of all concerned.

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Communication Breakthrough
Oct
24
to Oct 25

Communication Breakthrough

Explore a revolutionary approach to speaking up, establishing rapport, and addressing conflict effectively. Radically shift your experience of communication with this liberating, transformational & dynamic practice rooted in emotional intelligence.

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Oct
3
to Oct 4

Befriending Conflict

  • Vancouver BC, The Hollyhock Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How is it that communication exchanges between well intentioned people become so habitually problematic? How do we make sense of so much negativity and hostility arising between people when we are ultimately wired for sociability and cooperation?

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Dec
12
to Dec 13

The Art of Courageous and Skillful Dialogue

  • Brighton, Rottingdean Village Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Friday night talk: £10 / £15 at door
Saturday only workshop: £55 / £65 at door
For both events if paid in advance: £60

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Learn 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 yourself and others.

Hi I'm Rachelle ..

Poetry, presence, and humanity. Rachelle brings a passion for life-giving language that she shares in the service of inspiring others to choose words that incite not just personal but global change.
— Jacqueline Kellam, Teacher and Expressive Arts Therapist, Nanaimo, BC Canada

I've been helping people understand and resolve conflict for over 14 years .. and during that time I have continued to learn and reach down into the dirt of living, turning the soil over and over as it relates to conflict, relationships, social conditioning, justice, critical thought, compassionate action and ultimately what it means to be human, especially in such times as we now find ourselves living .. a time which consistently tests us with its myriad of distractions, overwhelming pressures and tragic news.

This is all "big picture" stuff and yet it's inextricably relevant to how we converse with each other, be it friends, lovers, children, family, colleagues, neighbours, enemies .. our entire canvas of relating falls prey to the indifferent paintbrush of the dominant culture.

We are awash in culture and so many of its toxins are absorbed into the gill of our hearts having a direct impact on our relationships. Tensions all too often make a sudden unwelcome appearance on the scene, words are spoken that can't be taken back .. or nothing is said out of paralysis from fear. We're often faced with catch 22 and left unchecked, these tensions lead to conflict that eventually erodes the relationship.

Psychologist Abraham Maslow said, "If the only tool you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail." So too with speech. Because we learn to speak before we learn to think, we have no ability to assess whether or not, during our early formative years, the communication and relating skills we acquire hold the standard we would now as adults ultimately assign ourselves.

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, we actually need to learn to speak  AFTER we learn to speak! Otherwise the perilous habits that have long laid claim to us will continue to snare us and wreak havoc in our lives. One of the greatest gifts we can give to ourselves, others and to this world is our well-honed, well considered, caring, responsible and articulate speech.

This workshop is for you if you can relate to any one of these:

  • You feel stuck in your relationships
  • Your kids won't listen to you
  • Your partner won't listen to you
  • You don't have the guts to speak up
  • You say things you regret
  • You feel resentful
  • You handle conflict poorly (freeze/fight/flight)
  • You feel anger/despair about the world
  • You're convinced something's missing but you're not sure what
  • You're disillusioned with life and/or relationships
  • You're disillusioned with healing, personal growth and self-help
  • You feel disempowered in your relationships or within the "system"
  • You want to become a better speaker and listener
  • You want to become a more effective leader
  • You want to change the world (volunteers always needed)


My promise to you:

  • I will shake up your existing paradigm around communication (a good thing because so much of what we say generates conflict)
  • I will challenge you to think waaaaaaay outside the box (key to making breakthroughs)
  • You will develop skills that you can implement straight away to get solid results
  • You will have a new lens from which to view yourself, your relationships and the world
  • Your ability to think critically will be strengthened as will your capacity to respond compassionately
  • You'll have a much clearer understanding of the mechanics of conflict and learn to lean into it with ingenuity and creativity
  • You'll be moved, you'll squirm, you'll tear up, you'll laugh and you'll learn something that is relevant and powerfully effective.

"Come, come, whoever you are,
wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving,
it doesn't matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times.
Come, come again, come."

~Rumi

"Poetry, presence, and humanity. Rachelle brings a passion for life-giving language that she shares in the service of inspiring others to choose words that incite not just personal but global change."
~Jacqueline Kellam, Teacher and Expressive Arts Therapist, Nanaimo, BC Canada

Times:
Friday 12th December, 2014 5pm-7pm
Saturday 13th December, 2014 12noon-6pm

Fees:
Friday night talk: £10 / £15 at door
Saturday only workshop: £55 / £65 at door
For both events if paid in advance: £60

For more info please contact Neda Nenadic:
Phone: 0777 903 3129
Email: neda.nenadic@gmail.com

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Nov
3
9:00 AM09:00

The Art of Deep Listening

  • Victoria BC, Royal Roads University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Course Description

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"What if, every time we stepped into a dialogue with someone, we approached it no differently than if we were stepping into a haltingly beautiful cathedral?" —Rachelle Lamb

Gosh it's so hard to do, and we'll often fail in the heat of the moment, and yet we can still hold it as a perfect aspiration and find ourselves from time to time blessed by moments of grace. This is a day for all you warriors who believe that in spite of those failures, it's worth learning some things that make those moments of grace more plentiful.

Tragic Fact: the primary cause of communication breakdown is that people don't feel heard. When that happens, tension builds and problems just get bigger. How we listen and what we say next determines the results and is 100% dependent on our ability to communicate effectively. Learn about one of the most misunderstood and underdeveloped skills essential to successful communications: empathy. When put into practice the result is increased trust, goodwill and collegial respect both at home and in the workplace.

Facilitator: Rachelle Lamb, speaker, author and president of Mindful Communication, offers highly stimulating and engaging training for leaders, managers, coaches, educators, HR specialists, and counsellors across Canada in public and private sectors.

Topics: 
• Conditioned thinking and language 
• Intention and presence in dialogue 
• Fostering openness 
• The nature of grievances and overcoming blocks 
• Relationship building and collaboration

Learning Outcomes: 
• Enhanced self-awareness 
• Translating “difficult” messages 
• Empathic listening 
• Conflict management and interpersonal communication 
• Leave with concrete tools to facilitate genuine understanding

REGISTRATION: Royal Roads University

 

 

 

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Nov
1
to Nov 2

Communication Breakthrough

  • Oliver, Medici's Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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. Learn to be attentive to your use of language and how it can create connection or cause distance.

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 yourself and others.

Topics: 
• Alienating thinking and language
• Speaking honestly and courageously
• Addressing differences and resolving conflict
• Getting clear on intention
• Observing without evaluating
• Empathy and understanding 
• Cultivating interpersonal fluency 
• Relationship building & collaboration

Tuition: $275 (Early Bird discount $235 available until Oct 3rd)
Organized by Self Sense Studio
Registration:  Marianne Macdonald email or 250-498-2054

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Oct
18
to Oct 19

Speak To Me Like You Love Me - Hollyhock Vancouver

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  • Leadership
  • Personal Development
  • Relationship
  • Vancouver

 

How do communication exchanges between well intended people become habitually problematic? How does goodwill become overshadowed by resentment and mistrust? For anyone who fears conflict, come and learn how to turn this so often dreaded beast into an ally that strengthens relationships of all kinds.

Whether we wish it to be or not, what we say and how we say it determines whether our relationships become battlegrounds or fruit bearing gardens. For instance, a simple “Will you take out the garbage?” or “You’re not much of a team player” has the potential to stimulate a great inventory of negativity. And yet human beings are wired for sociability and cooperation. How then do we rewrite the human narrative and find our way to more responsible and caring ways of relating? Join Rachelle as she shares how NVC helps us get off the treadmill of playing the game Who's Right and effectively moves us into a zone where mutually satisfying exchanges unfold with genuine sensitivity and mutual regard that ultimately lead to deeper and richer connections between people.

Registration: Hollyhock

 

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