We spend the majority of time at work, and most often we hear that communication is the key to efficiency, relationships and fulfillment. However, communication is such a broad term that many get lost in finding the quickest way to tackle it.
A two-way process of reaching mutual understanding, in which participants not only exchange (encode-decode) information, news, ideas and feelings but also create and share meaning. In general, communication is a means of connecting people or places. In business, it is a key function of management – an organisation cannot operate without communication between levels, departments and employees.
Business dictionary definition
Mindful Communication is based on the combined practical tools of Mindfulness and Non-Violent Communication.
Mindfulness is a state of mind where we are non - judgmentally aware what is happening mentally, physically and emotionally in the present moment. The practice was initially borrowed from Zen Buddhism, and it gained wider recognition after John Kabat - Zinn applied it in his therapy work with terminally ill patients. Neuroscience research shows many benefits of attaining mindful states: stress reduction, brain neuroplasticity, strengthened immune system, improved relationships, etc. Awareness, curiosity, positivity, gratitude and compassion are central components of formal (meditation) and informal practice (being mindful during daily routines and actions).
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy (defined as a deep and compassionate awareness of one’s own inner experience), empathy, (defined as an understanding of the heart in which we see the beauty in the other person), and honest self-expression (defined as expressing oneself authentically in a way that is likely to inspire compassion in others).
- √ Authenticity
- √ Balance
- √ Powerful collaboration
- √ More productive and fulfilling life
Duration: 2 days
Location: the Beijing Mindfulness Centre
François trains, coaches and supports individuals and organizations through- out the world. He brings a strong business and coaching focus to his work. François is highly skilled at helping participants discover and transcend internal and external barriers so that they can live from a more fully empowered state. François’ previous career was as a musician with Cirque de Soleil - he brings creativity and music into the rooms and hearts wherever he shares his work.
He has an MBA from Sherbrooke University in Quebec and has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2008. In 2014, he wrote the book, “The Blame - Free State,” and has been helping people moving out of blame for others and themselves in several countries since then. He recently launched The Blame - Free State Institute.
With over 20 years of living in China Dalida has a profound insight into key is- sues that corporations face in a fast and ever changing environment. She has worked in the field of management training and consulting since 1995 and in 2002 has founded Small Steps (China) Ltd with aim to assist performance enhance- ment and facilitate change through coaching using holistic approach.
She is a Professional Certified Coach (ICF) as well as Mindfulness, Wellness and Somatic Coach (Mindfulness Coaching School). Her coaching background is in Positive Psychology coaching, NLP and Emotional Intelligence.
In 2015 Dalida founded the Beijing Mindfulness Centre where she coaches clients to fulfill their potential and teaches secular mindfulness classes and workshops. In 2016 she published a book Mindfulness for Beginners, aimed to support parents in mindfulness practice.