Tag: trust

FROM SIMONE

“To retake the Foundational Seminar was an extremely valuable experience for me and I’d like to thank you for this opportunity. I didn’t think it would be such a deep and meaningful experience I could have in only three days… I feel that in the processes I went through I could really leave many doubts about myself behind and fully accept myself where I am at…”
Simone Bischofberger-Maier

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SERVICE THROUGH EMPATHIC LISTENING

The essence of these techniques and principles—such as empathy, effective attending behavior and appropriate silence—is to view the world from the other person’s perspective. Seeing the worldview of someone does not mean being in agreement with that view. We can be secure in our viewpoint while understanding another perspective. In fact, an internal sense of security naturally translates to an openness to other frames of reference.

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WARMTH, EMPATHY & GENUINENESS

The essential qualities of an effective helper are warmth, empathy and genuineness (WEG). That is to say, regardless of the theoretical orientation of the counselor or school of techniques used, the extent to which the practitioners possessed warmth, empathy and genuineness directly corresponded with successful results. Warmth, empathy and genuineness are inherent qualities of the self. Thus effective helping is not dependent on university degrees or experience in the mental health professions.

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WHAT IS AN AGREEMENT?

“How do agreements come in to being? or what is an agreement?” My understanding about this is that we each determine this for ourselves. Having said that, I also want to express that my understanding is that the principles that we present in the Satvatove seminars, regarding agreements, are valid regardless of time, circumstance and subjective definition. That is, for example, the principle is that when we keep our agreements we create in our lives trust, confidence, safety, warmth, gratitude, etc., and when we violate our agreements we create mistrust, hurt, decline in self-respect, confusion, etc.

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CREATING WITH OUR WORD

  In The Beginning Was The Word Just as the supreme creates with the word, we too create our lives with our word. Self-reflection is a core principle in personal growth, and it can be especially illuminating to consider our relationship with our word. In the Vedic tradition there is a literature called Upadeshamrita, or […]

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CREATING WITH OUR WORD

In The Beginning Was The Word Just as the supreme creates with his word, we too, as parts of the ultimate source, create our lives with our word. In the Vedic tradition there is a literature called Upadeshamrita, or The Nectar of Instruction. It is a short book, and concludes with a depiction of the […]

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