Program Details

Learning to communicate non-defensively

with John Seex
March 9 / 9:30 AM - March 9 / 6:00 PM



Shambhala Stockholm presents


Learning to communicate non-defensively

with John Seex

9th of March



Many of the problems in communication and relationships arise because we are too scared to say what we really think. We doubt our truth is acceptable, valid or indeed intelligent. I would like to explore with you a way of trying to open up a way of communication which is non-defensive, honours your moment by moment truth and increases the chances that you will be heard. Lastly we will look at how this operates in groups and explore ways of trying to create a more open inclusive and permissive culture of group communication.

This is a one day communication workshop to explore how we communicate with others: what do we want to communicate and what blocks the process of speaking our truth and being understood. We will explore the ideas of inner process,(introspection and interception) telling our microscopic truth, blocks to being open, being vulnerable and looking at how to develop a more open group culture.

The workshop is inspired by the approaches of Shamatha/Vipashana meditation, Gestalt, Intersubjective Systems Theory and Non-violent Communication and will be a mixture of experiential exercises, short talks and exploratory dialogue.

On Sunday the 10th of March its possible to continue the workshop with the topic:

Opening to Conflict and Difference in Relationship

John seex

John Seex (Bristol, UK) has been a member of Shambhala for over twenty years. He works as a psychotherapist, a psychotherapy teacher, serving on the faculty of Karuna Training in Europe, a two year program in Contemplative Psychology. He and his wife, Sophie (also in Shambhala) have two children and live near Stroud. He has a strong connection to Shambhala Meditation and has been teaching many programs around in Europe.

The program is taught in english.


Centre: Stockholm Shambhala Center, Sandelsgatan 8 Stockholm. Subway station: Karlaplan or Stadion, Bus 4,1, 54, 72

Time: 9 of March, 9.30 - 18.00 

Price: 65 €, both days 100 € (50 € members, students, retired, unemployed, both days 80 €)

Info and questions: [email protected]


Plats: Stockholm Shambhala Center, Sandelsg. 8, T-Karlaplan el Stadion, Buss 4,1, 54, 72

Tid: 9 mars, 8.30 - 18.00

Språk: Engelska

Kostnad: 700 kr, 1100 kr för båda dagarna (550 för medlemmar, studerande, pensionärer och arbetssökande, 900 kr för båda dagarna)

Anmälan här på hemsidan. Klicka på Registration här nedan och fyll i uppgifterna. Anmälningsavgift 300 kr betalas till pg 1342970-9, Shambhala Stockholm. Obs: skriv vem inbetalningen kommer ifrån!

Frågor och mer info: [email protected]

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