The facilitators did an excellent job crafting this program to the individual and personal needs of the participants. There was a nice balance of theoretical and practical conversations. I believe everyone benefited from the practice sessions.
Istanbul International Community School
I definitely feel like I have more tools/ways to communicate with myself and others in a more efficient way. From this training I want to remember that I need to understand and express my own needs and understand and have empathy for the needs of others. Both Gizem and Judy were warm and empathetic and explained things very clearly. I think the program was facilitated well and it was great to work with colleagues who I didn’t know very well.
Through this workshop I think I have refreshed and improved my communication knowledge. It was a great experience especially in terms of understanding another person’s feelings and needs, being empathic and deciding how to communicate based on this. I believe this training is going to improve both my professional and my private life. In particular, as I separate feelings and thoughts and be empathic, my ability to make requests and my communication with others will continue to develop.
At the beginning of the training I was nervous, however within a few hours my nervousness turned into curiosity. I began wondering, what more can I learn. At this point it is hard to say what the effect of this training is but you can be sure that I am going to work on developing these ‘muscles.’ 🙂 Somehow I have the feeling that I’ve known Judy and Gizem for a long time and I’m really thankful for their warmth. There was no place of violence in my life but I thank you for helping me to remove it from my communication.
I enjoyed spending time considering communicating in an alternative way. From the workshop, I want to remember to reflect before communicating; to consider what others’ needs may be. I feel positively about these things but I am still unsure what my needs are in relation to Nonviolent Communication. I enjoyed the workshop and thought Judy was great.
- In this program, considering mutual relationships, stopping to think and express my own needs has added comfort to my life.
- With the possibility of using this beautiful language of communication, I feel more powerful.
- With understanding, I believe I will be able to find a way out of even the most stuck places.
I think this was a beneficial workshop. It provided a way for me to get to know the people that I work with better. The effectiveness of this workshop will be greater if we are able to continue learning. I found Judy and Hulya to be warm and empathic.
Final Schools (Gebze)
This was a productive session. From now on I am going to try to use “me” and “I” language when communicating so that others can put themselves in my position. I want to remember to use the empathy concept in every area of my life. Thank you for sharing openly and for your warm energy.
Final Schools (Gebze)