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The Lost Art of Listening


In a world where distractions abound and attention spans are dwindling, learning the skill of effective listening has become more important than ever before.

This training is designed to help you master this lost art and harness the power of empathy in your personal and professional relationships.

Through a combination of practical techniques, interactive exercises, meditations and insightful discussions, you will be guided on a transformative journey to becoming a skilled listener. 


Effective listening is not just a skill, but an art. It's about more than just hearing words; it's about truly understanding and connecting with others on a deep level. This training will provide you with the tools and mindset needed to become an empathic listener and experience the magic of empathy in your interactions with others


You Can Gain:

- Improved relationships: Create a safe space for open and honest communication, and how to overcome common listening barriers.

- Compassion for yourself and others: Learn how to connect with others on a deeper emotional level, understand their needs, and respond with empathy and understanding.

- Healing and transformation: See how the magic of empathy can heal and transform your life and the lives of those around you.

- Power up your life: Empathy reduces stress while increasing resilience, trust, healing, creativity, learning and connection.


- Positive impact: Empathy skills can transform conflict, and support sustainable collaborative action and positive social change.


- Bliss: The pleasure centres of the brain light up when we are empathically heard and understood.


We Explore:

- Distinguishing empathy: Clarifying the difference between it and  sympathy, consoling, agreeing, giving advice etc.


Modes & applications: Explore the different types of empathy and when to apply them

- Effective listening skills: How to truly listen to others with genuine curiosity and focus. 

- Reflection: Various options to show we've heard someone, such as Mirroring, Paraphrasing and Translation

- Layers of empathy:  Beyond the surface-level techniques of active listening to delve deep into the core principles of empathy.

- Social dynamics: Questions that can support our relational awareness e.g: do you ever listen to someone talk more than you enjoy?


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Previous Participants:

“Simply one of the best weekends I've had”

- Logan S. -

“So much fun to participate in this weekend!

Transferable and valuable leadership skills gained! I learn so much from these weekends about myself and my capabilities, my confidence in myself increases each time I attend, and all achieved with so much fun and lightness.


I always leave these weekends feeling vital, vibrant, zestful, full of enthusiasm for life, valued and more deeply connected to myself, the other participants and life in general. I look forward to the next phase of life with delight and expectancy!”

- Suriya Aukes -

“This training has been a real empowerment tool for me. I am so grateful for Donal bringing NVC into my life this weekend. I have a new tool kit that empowers me to meet myself and my own needs while meeting the other in a heart centred way”

- S. T -

Are you ready to unlock the magic of empathy and become a master of effective listening? 

Join us on this transformative journey and equip yourself with the skills and mindset to create meaningful connections, cultivate empathy, and make a positive impact in your personal and professional relationships.

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