What hapend in Ukraine shook my foundations – questioned my belief in what I am doing as a communication trainer since 30 years. Is this kind of non-violent communication worthwhile if one violent act seems to have the so much more power? If we are forced to pay back in same coin turning to violence? if we are feeling so helpless, powerless and lost…

Today I decided:

I believe in honest, open, strong clear and fair communication as the foundation of the world I want to live in.

And I ask all the communication trainers, mediators and psychologists, all the people devoted to constructive communication to do the same. Building up this foundation together, keep it up where we can. Build something good together where our space of influence allows it. This is our strength. This makes sense – Now more than ever!

Staying strong during a crisis – Facing challenges & using chances to grow

Calligraphy by Barbara Alsleben

We thought the Chinese sign for „crisis“ gives us an inspiring perspective on the phenomenon.

It is combining the sign for „danger“ and the sign for  „chance“.

This describes the times we all are living in quite well: We are constantly challenged to question and redefine ourselves, to find new ways to interact, to fulfill our needs, to be happy.

We wish all of you the right balance: Open eyes, clear vision and creativity to seize the chances and overcome any dangers that may lie ahead.