- Learning to Listen and Speak from the Heart
Introduction to Karuna Training / Contemplative Psychology
December 8-9 2017, Nacka Yoga Studio with Elisabeth Fey
We live in a time where we have to constantly and quickly take in and deal with huge amounts of information. We are bombarded with insights, advice, opinions, information, judgements and so forth. Quite often, we fail to really take in and digest what we hear or read, but respond impulsively with opinions, hasty answers, or defence mechanisms. This also has an effect on our communication with others. We find it difficult to really listen to others, to let them finish speaking without interrupting them. We are not open for each other, don’t really understand one another but rather have the feeling we must hold our ground and always be prepared to reply.
Mindfulness offers methods that help us to really listen to each other and to open ourselves to what we hear. We can learn to trust that answers will arise from the clear and compassionate space of our heart. Genuine communication allows for the whole spectrum of human emotions and thoughts.
In this workshop we practice mindful listening and speaking and discover how we can let our genuineness inform our communication in a responsible way. We listen to our inner resonance – thoughts, emotions and sensations that come up in communication, and we learn to express them clearly and without bias. This enables an exchange defined by insight, wisdom, and compassion and based on mutual respect.
Friday, 8 December 2017 – 19.30-21.30
Saturday, 9 December 2017 – 9.00-17.30
Nacka Yoga Studio
Järnvägsgatan 10, 131 54 Nacka (Sickla Köpkvarter)
Regular – 120 Euro
Early Bird – 95 Euro (registration by November 12)
Contact & Registration
Karuna Training is a program in Contemplative Psychology that combines the wisdom of the meditative Buddhist tradition with the methods of Western psychology.
A Karuna Basic Training cycle will start in Stockholm in June 2018.
Introductory workshops in Stockholm in 2018:
23-24 February 2018 with Beate Kirchhof-Schlage
13-14 April 2018 with Barbara Martens