‘One cannot not communicate’, Paul Watzlawick stated. Communication is an action which has to be decoded by employing nonverbal techniques. At the same time, both levels of communication are guided positively and negatively by unconscious resonances. Even though your mind might suggest the seemingly best word choice, still the meeting or conversation might not work out as hoped and expected. Talking to your colleagues and co-workers sometimes makes you happy, sometimes you feel anger. What is the reason for this?
Trauma researcher Dr. Peter Levine concludes: ‘The body never forgets, and your body alone will tell you, when it is over…’. This indicates that we always react with our whole body, be it a harmonious or unpleasant conversation. Our body produces resonances which we sometimes try to repress cognitively, while our conversation partner has already felt their transmission or has also been activated by the choice of topic or address.
The aim of the workshop ‘Keys of Resonance II’ is to get to know and to reflect on your habitual style of communication. Using examples, communication difficulties and problems will be analyzed and renegotiated. How can I help myself and support my partner in keeping up a conversation when its flow is disrupted? How can I reassure and encourage my colleagues during a conversation when I notice something especially positive? What kind of feedback is helpful?
The workshop ‘Keys of Resonance II’ will strengthen and support you in actively pursuing a humanist stance to increase the holistic success of every conversation – for you, your partner, and a successful company.
I am looking forward to making you familiar with new perspectives on communication and conversation skills. — Stephanie Gotthardt