I spent over 15 years managing global projects in insurance, consulting and investment banking, before retraining in yoga and mindfulness. I hope to bring my extensive corporate communications background plus mindfulness teaching together in a way that brings Mindful Communications alive for everyday use.
In this workshop we’ll be looking at how to take mindfulness off the meditation cushion and into the way we communicate. We’ll be applying some of the theory and practice of mindfulness using the Non Violent Communication approach designed by Marshall C Rosenberg. The theories and practices we’ll be covering can be applied to personal relationships, family, friends and in professional environments. It is not necessary to have any prior knowledge of mindfulness, NVC or meditation, and all materials and guidance will be given in the workshop.
We’ll be covering the following aspects of Mindful Communication:
Developing awareness of thoughts and emotions
Staying present in difficult conversations
How to actively listen
How to phrase requests and explain our needs
How to identify and remove judgement from our conversations
Identifying what it is that we really want from a conversation
Responding in our communications not reacting
Noticing our unhelpful conversational patterns – blaming, avoiding, not listening
Using conversation to establish suitable boundaries
Reviewing channels of communication
The workshop will cover some theory, meditation and mindfulness techniques, interactive discussion, self inquiry and practice including some role play.
Date: Saturday 14th October
Time: 2pm – 4.30pm
Location: Flow Tunbridge Wells, 29 Woodbury Park Road, TN4 9NQ
My name is Lucy and I'm a yoga and mindfulness teacher, and coach based in Tunbridge Wells, England
I spent 15 years working in finance and consulting after university, experiencing bouts of debilitating depression, addicted to the working-money-spending-drinking-shopping- working-money cycle that is so endemic in our society. I believed this was normal life. I found my job reasonably interesting, but something never seemed quite right. I was always chasing after men who were unavailable or who did not love me enough. I had absolutely no idea who I was. I felt stuck and powerless, living a life that didn’t feel right, a life that seemed to have no end and over which I had no say, just an endless circle of work and spending and failed relationships.