The Art of Communication- Part 1
with Anne-Marie Duchêne
An 8-Week Interactive Think Tank Workshop
This is the first of a 3-part series, 8-week interactive and experiential think tank workshop specifically developed for those interested in
The Art Of Mindful Communication.
What makes this workshop interactive and experiential is based on a participatory principle. You will learn “how to” share your comments and insights, and be invited to do so from a mindful dialogue approach. We will actively explore the art of mindful communication in a small group setting, in real time.
During sessions, I will invite you to practice mindful communication tools as you learn them.
Our pedagogical approach will include Nonviolent Communication language and skills as well as Mindfulness Meditation practices.
My intention in creating these think tanks is to open a conversation around what is possible when we choose to consciously communicate from a mindful, and open heart perspective. I teach within a Philosophy of Possibility mindset and strongly believe in active participation as a means for embodied learning.
While words are important and body language revealing, I have found that open-hearted dialogue, in a safe space, transforms.
These think tanks invite a small group of committed individuals who are both curious and enthusiastic to partake in actualizing change as opposed to philosophizing. You will be encouraged to communicate with your cohort on a weekly basis to practice the tools that you are learning.
Limited space. This group will not exceed 20 members.
Investment: $327 USD
I am sorry but there is no payment plan being offered at this time. Anyone interested to enroll will be required to pay in full prior to our first class.
First-come, first-serve basis.
Classes will be held on:
8 consecutive Tuesdays beginning on November 10th ending on December 29th inclusively.
1pm – 2:30pm Eastern Standard Time via Zoom.
Classes will be recorded and available to you during the length of the program only.
This workshop is for you if:
- You consider yourself a committed individual who is interested in going deeper within and develop better communication skills.
- You are committed to becoming a mindful communicator because you care about your relationships and want to improve upon them.
- You want to express yourself mindfully even when conversations are difficult and/or triggering.
- You care about yourself, you care about people and you want to effectuate positive change around you by expressing yourself honestly and accurately.
What you will learn:
- What is Mindful Communication.
- How to take full responsibility for your communication style.
- How to pay attention to your thoughts.
- How to transform your thoughts through a compassionate approach.
- How to listen: an embodied approach to mindful communication.
- How to have difficult conversations without blaming and shaming.
A little back story to the creation of this workshop and my personal commitment to you:
On June 10th, 2020, upon the request of a few beloved students, I launched my first
Creative Leadership Coaching Program for Artists and Creatives. Together, with a group of 12 highly committed individuals, we have been navigating the deep waters of Mindful Communication and an embodied approach to Heart-Centered Learning.
As a Hellerwork practitioner for the past 13 years and Hellerwork Faculty member for the past 5 years, I have had the privilege to work with thousands of bodies and the complexities of the human heart and mind. And what I found out is this:
Every single one of those bodies and complex minds and hearts all want one singular thing:
To be loved.
The truth of this statement has manifested itself over and over again to me via my client’s bodies.
Our bodies, our most intelligent laboratories, have taught me more than any other educational tool. They communicate in the most poetic and sometimes, abrupt of ways, longing to be understood, acknowledged and loved.
Working with my cohort of coaches-in-training via Zoom, has opened up the possibility of tapping into a new embodied learning approach without being in the same room, without the privilege of touch or proximity of another’s physical energy.
The Art Of Mindful Communication is at the root of this program. A heart-centered approach to listening is another. Despite the physical distance and in spite of technological integration, we are discovering an entire new paradigm for how to feel, heartfully communicate and compassionately hold space for one another.
I would like to share this possibility with you via this workshop.
The human, heart, mind and body is irreproachably devoted to connecting. At this time of ongoing global transformation, irregular shifts and unstable ground,
human beings are still evolving, growing and more than ever, have an insatiable need for connection.
This “think tank” is about learning how to build connection. It’s about building connection with ourselves first and then, it’s about building connection with another.
My commitment to you, during our time together in this workshop, is to set a stage for the possibility of being heard without judgment, being held in a safe space, invited to share even when it’s scary and to explore the depths of your own heart through The Art Of Mindful Communication.
I hope that you’ll join me.