NVC Empathic Listening
Empathy? This word had little meaning to me some years ago. Today, it is one of my central needs. When anger, sadness or fear are alive in me, when I find myself in mental and emotional chaos, this way of listening proves to be one of the most precious tools that has been given to me.
In the same way that each and every day I care for my physical hygiene (I brush my teeth etc.), I want to practice an “emotional hygiene” as well, a safe space in which I can welcome, explore and fully embrace all that is in me, in a non-judgmental way.
When what is inside of me can fully be expressed, when the essence of what is important to me (my needs and longings) can emerge, then step by step, my feelings start changing. I experience an opening and inner clarity that then empowers me to take action.
The content of my sessions
I’ve been offering one-on-one healing sessions based on the art and craft of NVC for seven years. I feel passionate to work like this; I love offering my sensitivity and life experience and being present with others.
Empathic listening is the base of my work. Depending on the situation and what the person is going through, I also offer all kinds of processes that come from NVC, such as:
- Freeing myself from guilt
- Exploring my biggest fears
- Welcoming my judgments and learning to speak with myself compassionately
- Healing dialogue with a person in my life that stimulated pain in me
- Mediation between different parts of myself
- Different role plays
I would have loved to receive this quality of presence as a child, the quality of “Whatever is going on in you, I want to see you, welcome you as you are and accept you unconditionally”. These sessions are my “drop of water” contribution towards such a world, a world where each and every human being is being received unconditionally.
A session lasts between 1h10 and 1h30.