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The importance of saying NO

The importance of saying NO

We all find ourselves in situations when we want to say NO to someone but we end up saying YES instead. Why is that happening? Why is it so difficult to say NO? In his book on self-confidence Martin Perry lists the inability or avoidance to saying NO, as one of the most common obstacles […]

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We create our experience.

We create our experience.

What makes our experience? Is it the things that happen to us? Is it what people tell us or don’t tell us? Is it the climate or the environment in which we live?   Some people get cheated on their money and they get mad about it. Others get cheated the same way and just […]

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Communication according to the three modes of nature (gunas).

Communication according to the three modes of nature (gunas).

Our concept of transformative coaching is based on spiritual knowledge. In its views and practices it has a strong connection to the Bhagavad-gita, an ancient indian scripture. In this scripture for once the transcendence is explained, as well as the material nature in its different ways of functioning. The self (soul) is understood as a […]

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Isn’t active listening artificial?

Isn’t active listening artificial?

Frequently, people who took our workshops, express that they find it artificial to use active listening/empathic listening in their daily dealings with family, friends and collegues. It appears strange to them to reflect back what their friend, collegue or spouse just said. Often it is seen as parroting, or mechanically repating what was said. Also, […]

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Empathy-cure for an excessive ego

Empathy-cure for an excessive ego

Recently I had a clash with a patient at work. It was about the frame and boundaries of the therapy I offer. The patient left in anger. I addressed this incident a few days later with him. I invited him to share his point of view first. He reacted defensive and didn’t want to share, so […]

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Projection and true vision

Projection and true vision

Our relationships in life are greatly influenced by our perceptions of others and ourselves. In the Vedas the aphorism atmavan manyate jagatis given, meaning “The self (spiritual soul) projects his consciousness in the universe.” We usually try to find in our environment what we carry inside of us. In others word we project our own reality unto […]

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Self-defeating tapes

Self-defeating tapes

…. are these kinds of beliefs which lead us to live our lives in unhappiness, unfulfillment and self-hatred, and demand from us to remain in our self-imposed limitations. Usually we regard them as true, maybe even as absolutely true. It might be sentences like: I am not lovable. I will never be successful. I am […]

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What is Transformative Communication?

What is Transformative Communication?

Transformative Communication is a concept that aims to create positive change in human development. To transform means to change from one state of being to another, and the implication is attaining a higher and better state of being. Our tool for that change is communication. The quality of our communication is reflected in the quality […]

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