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Resolving Conflicts Through Skillful Communication

  • 4 Aug 2021
  • Zoom

Resolving Conflicts Through Skillful Communication

Focusing Meets Nonviolent Communication

An online, interactive 4-session course facilitated by Amona Buechler. Takes place on 4 Wednesdays: August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Focusing in combination offer a beautiful ground for exploring how to refine these delicate listening and communication skills.

Presented by The International Focusing Institute

August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021

Fruitful communication starts with owning our feelings when challenging situations present themselves to us. This means to go beyond right and wrong, to stop pointing fingers, at others in blame, or at ourselves causing shame. Instead, can we become interested in how differently each of us perceives what’s happening? Can we become interested in how each of us feels about it?

So, let’s get curious.

When this open and curious atmosphere has been established, this can enable us to more clearly recognize needs and wishes, our own and those of the other party involved. As we learn to truly listen to one another, unseen pathways toward resolving a conflict can be found.

But there is yet another step: How can we empathically, honestly, and self-responsibly communicate with one another so that we feel inspired to meet each other’s needs?

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Focusing in combination offer a beautiful ground for exploring how to refine these delicate listening and communication skills.

This workshop provides a space to explore the following:

  • Recognize, accept, and express our feelings and needs
  • Identify what we hope to experience when our wishes are being met
  • Learn to self-responsibly and empathically express ourselves
  • Discover new possibilities of meeting each other’s needs
  • Release the habit of judging and demanding
  • Recognize unspoken needs behind the words of others
  • Learn to respect everyone’s freedom of choice, including our own
  • Give space and time for that which is (yet) without words
  • Envision & sense into the joy of fulfilling each other’s wishes

We will benefit from useful shortcuts as used in NVC to identify what feelings we are experiencing and what needs are present. Explicitly recognizing our feelings, needs, and wishes can be very eye-opening and breath-opening.

We will benefit from learning the art of aimless inner listening into what’s initially vague and fuzzy, as practiced in Focusing…a way of freshly being with a felt experience for which we may not have words (yet).


Familiarity with Focusing or Nonviolent Communication. If you have neither Focusing nor Nonviolent Communication experience, please book an online session with Amona before this course begins. This way you get to know and experience the basic tools in a one-to-one guided setting. Contact Amona for details at

About Your Facilitator

Amona Buechler has been offering courses, workshops, and sessions on- and offline since 1998. She is a certified Focusing Trainer as well as a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Before starting her journey with Focusing she had a 15-year foundation of daily meditation and regular Feldenkrais practice, two approaches in which the inner inquiry is taken on one's own. The challenge of expressing that, which is noticed inside to another person, and the interactive component in Focusing added a precious value to her growth process and work. Currently, Amona offers Basic Focusing Skills Courses. She also offers a variety of courses inspired by Focusing, with themes such as finding ease and clarity in one’s professional life. In co-facilitation with her sister, she offers retreats combining Focusing with Authentic Movement. With great fascination, Amona explores how insights from the Focusing process find their way into our lives, leading to self-responsible and empathic communication and wholehearted action.

Takes place on 4 Wednesdays: August 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2021, 8:00am - 10:15am PST

Online via Zoom

Three tier pricing: Regular Price $175 Modified Price $125 Lowest Price $75

Registration info: Contact The International Focusing Institute with any questions: Phone: (845) 480-5111 Email:


1321 Antoine Dr.
Houston, TX 77055


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