We support people in enhancing the quality of their interactions through a more conscious and mindful communication.
What determines the quality of our communication and of our relationship is not only what we say - the content or "IT" - but also how we say it and how we listen to what is being said. We support people in becoming more aware of their inner experience, i.e. thoughts, feelings, assumptions, that determine how we respond to things and people.
So that we learn to distinguish clearer at any time between the IT realm - the content of what is being discussed, the I realm - what is happening in me as an individual while we discuss and the WE realm - the way in which we interact with each other, the quality of our relationship.
We do so through Mindfulness Communication: supporting people to slow down and pay more attention to what is happening in themselves when they relate to others and what happens in the relational space with the other person. We help people create a space in which everything can be shared in such a way that the other person(s) can listen to it without having immediately react to it. What create connection and constructive relationships between people is not that we all agree on what we thing, but that each person has the feeling of being heard by the others and being deeply understood.
In an age of looking outside of ourselves for solutions, mindfulness communication turns out to be the ultimate "insider" strategy.
Mindfulness communication happens when you are truly present and aware in this moment. By learning to recognize external and internal influences you can increase your ability to respond to external stimulus differently. You can communicate effectively in each unique situation you encounter and modify unproductive communication habits.
At work and in daily live mindfulness communication can help you stand for yourself, seek out information in a collaborative manner, help you resolve conflict in ways that helps all parties be heard, and encourage transparency about processes. All of these things will improve relationships and enhance productivity.
Here are some of the things that we learn when we practice to communicate in a more mindful way:
> Be more conscious of what we observe internally and externally
> Observe what happens in the "relational space" that we share with the other person(s)
> Listen attentively without having to immediately react to it
> Understand what you believe and why. We are motivated by beliefs that are often unconscious and can impede what we consciously intend
> Realize that your perceptions are always limited
> Bring your empathy, however weak, to every communication
> Stay open to what others are trying to communicate
> Listen attentively to someone without interruption, asking questions, agreeing, or otherwise inserting any speech
> Staying open in the midst of difficult conversations
> the integral model from Ken Wilber
> Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Jon Kabat-Zinn
> Transparent Communication from Thomas Hübl
> the research work of Prof. Dr. Gerald Hüther
> the work of Eckart Tolle
> Radical Honesty from Brad Blanton
> the Non-Violent Communication (NVC) from Marshall B. Rosenberg