“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” - J. Krishnamurti
The 9-session course outline
This course will take you from a language of domination and habits that create reactivity and judgement to cultivating your listening and speaking in ways that bring you morehonesty, connection and mutuality. Here is a general overview of each week. It will vary because you have unique needs. We'll figure that out together.
Pay from your Heart range: $400.00-1800.00
(This program can be done with a partner or a friend if that interests you. It gives you an opportunity to practice and play with someone interested and willing. The fees go up and we can talk about that!)
Week one: Overview of the cultural norms and why learning new communication is both an art and a skill. Words matter because they change our brains. Neurons that wire together, fire together. Some basics about neuroplasticity and how you can make the most out of practicing (more than your words).
Week two: Listening instead of hearing. Becoming familiar with your listening habits and your bodily response. Why listen differently?
Week three: Understanding and practicing the difference between observing and evaluating. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” - J. Krishnamurti
Week four: Emotions are the check engine light on the dashboard of your heart. See emotions as information. The exploration of how we use “I feel like” to express what we think are feelings but aren’t and how that disconnects us from our own hearts.
Week five: Needs as beautiful and what make us human. We live in a culture that thinks being “needy” is bad. Can we turn that around? Why would we want to?
Week six: Strategies--how to speak them, how to listen for them and how to help hear them when others are speaking.
Week seven: How the heck do you know you are making a request? How to make them do-able? The directions you can request in.
Week eight: Back to listening one more time. Reviewing where you are now, what you know and how to continue.
Week nine: In closing we will review what you have learned and map out a specific doable plan to bring it more fully into your everyday interactions.
Is Heartful Communications right for you?
- You love learning new things.
- You want to feel more connected to yourself.
- You want to be more courageous in speaking up.
- You want to normalize conflict and not see it as the enemy.
- You want to develop new listening skills.
- You are willing to be different.
- You are satisfied with your relationships.
- You like things the way they are.
- You prefer learning a new sport.
- You have great relationship skills.
- You love yourself easily.