Date: 5 September 2019 from 11:30 to 13:15
Conductors: Paola De Leonardis
THE EMOTIONAL COMMUNICATION. A way for preventing, managing, and resolving conflicts
Many handbooks teach us what an effective communication is; many methods train us on how to gain communication skills. In this workshop we will experience that the main key for an effective communication is to get in touch with our own feelings, and to find a way of expressing them considering the other one’s feelings.
“Follow the emotion” is the guiding light of the psychodrama process, and it is an important factor for recognizing and exploring inner bonds, as well as the magic land of desire. It is also a very important aspect in communication, verbal and not verbal, formal as well as informal, in couples and in groups, in peacetime and in wartime.
Emotional communication can prevent, manage, and resolve conflicts. It helps to loosen difficult situations and to get out of the vicious circle of frozen relationships.
The psychodramatic process and the technique of the meta-communication will help us to bring out our best resources in conflicts.
Feelings are our strength and cogency, our expressivity and reliability in communicating.
Paola de Leonardis founded the “Centro Studi di Psicodramma” in Milano in 1996 and is in charge of the annexed “Psychodrama Training Institute”.
She wrote “Lo scarto del cavallo – Lo psicodramma come intervento nei piccoli gruppi”, a basic book on psychodrama and groups approaches, published in 1994 and re-published in new editions till nowadays. She is the author of 27 scientific articles on psychodrama and is the Editor of the Italian psychodrama journal “Psicodramma Classico” since 1999 (Publ. AIPsiM, ISSN 2239-0154).