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Thursday, 24th 12:00-14:00
Saturday, 26th 15:30-16:45
Saturday, 26th 16:45-18:00
Winding path towards world-centric Ukraine.
Ukraine is one of the key places in the world where clash of civilisations is unfolding.
In 2013-2014 Ukraine, the biggest country in Europe, went through the Revolution of Dignity, rising against…
In 2014 it lost part of it’s territory and was drawn into a lasting military conflict in the East of Ukraine.
Is there any space for Integral consciousness to emerge and strengthen in such context of deep political, economic and social crises? The answer is YES. Since 2015 Ukraine many bright Integral thinkers and practitioners visited and did workshops Ukraine. Interest towards Integral is constantly growing in the fields of education, business and leadership. We will share a story of emergence of Integral community in Ukraine, fostered by training and consulting company U-Integral and NGO “International Institute for Integral Development” that helps reform secondary education in Ukraine on Integral principles.
Lately Ukraine has been in the centre of geopolitical attention. One of the reasons – for the first time since WWII that one sovereign nation has forcibly taken territory of another in Europe. Ukraine, having expressed its firm aspiration to join the European Community in 2013-2014 during the Revolution of Dignity, is currently going through very challenging times politically, socially and economically, as well as trying to deal with ongoing conflict in the East. Simultaneously, within Ukrainian civic society the request for change and growth is outstanding. The sprouts of new consciousness are emerging in business, leadership and education.
Training and consulting company U-Integral and NGO “International Institute for Integral Development” have become pioneers in bringing Integral knowledge and Integral practitioners to Ukraine. During the workshop we will share the first results after 3 years of work on raising awareness and developing Ukrainian Integral community.
Integral approach to Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication shows us a way of being very honest, without any criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness. NVC serves our desire to increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection; connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships; sharing of resources for so that everyone is able to benefit.
Nonviolent Communication = mindfulness when you open your mouth and start communicating with another human being or any age, race of social strata.
It integrates 4 things:
Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity;
Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance;
Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all;
Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”.
Often downloading the Integral Map is not enough to create nurturing connections and live more peacefully even (or especially) with the closest ones. Thus the skill of being able to connect and communicate with people throughout all spectrum becomes crucial for everyone.
Nonviolent Communication helps you resolve your deepest conflicts within yourself and with others through the power of empathy. There are times when we find ourselves resorting to criticism, insult, and blame when trying to resolve conflicts, which only leaves everyone hurting, angry, or depressed.
Participants of the workshop will get acquainted with a simple method for clear, empathic communication, consisting of four areas of focus:
Participants will also have a deep dive into learning the phenomenon of empathy. They will be able to witness the demonstration of an empathic listening session with an experienced NVC trainer and mediator.
The 5 Chairs experience: Conscious Behaviours for Integral Living
Successful living depends primarily on the way we manage our behaviours, moment-to-moment. Our behaviours impact everything we do; the way we live, love, work, parent and lead. They create the atmosphere of our workplaces, the climate of our homes and the culture of our society at large.
– How aware are we of the impact our behaviours have on other people and the environment?
– Are our behaviours serving us well?
– Are we in control of our emotions or do they often control us?
– How are we leading ourselves and our relationships in every moment ?
– Are we facing those difficult conversations or are we avoiding them?
The 5 CHAIRS addresses these questions head on. Described by many as a life-changing experience, the 5 Chairs act as a behavioural compass for us, mirroring our daily reactions and forcing us to track what we’re thinking, what we’re feeling and how we’re behaving in any given moment. The ultimate aim of the Chairs is to bring us into more conscious living.
This dynamic, innovative and fun workshop revolves around 5 Chairs which are placed centre stage. These are the ‘protagonists’ of the experience. Each chair has a name, a colour and an animal metaphor. The chairs represent specific behaviours and attitudes we can choose to adopt in any situation or with any person. Two of the chairs (Attack & Self-doubt) represent our unproductive, less helpful behaviours whilst the other three (Wait, Detect & Connect) represent our more evolved collaborative behaviours. Each chair is presented individually and then embedded with a related behavioural exercise involving the workshop participants e.g. Chair 1, which is the red Jackal Chair called ‘Attack’ is where we misbehave the most by judging, blaming, complaining, punishing etc. The related exercise is ‘the Blame Game’. After presenting all the Chairs the participants identify typical ‘triggering’ behaviours and practise transforming their negative reactions into productive responses.
About Kateryna Yasko
Kateryna has academic background in international relations, business and educational psychology, and she is passionate about bringing Integral approach to these domains. As a trainer, coach, mother of three kids and co-founder of U-Integral, Kateryna and her team introduce best practices for developing emotional intelligence, effective communication and inclusive leadership in corporations, educational institutions and communities of parents.