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Les Résistances au changement
What Psychosynthesis Taught Me



European Federation for Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy

International Journal of Psychotherapy

Psychosynthese und ganzheitliches Heilen

European Association for Psychotherapy



Just click on the name of one of the following courses in New Attitudes (Nouvelles Attitudes®) to view a brief description of the field and people to whom the course is addressed, the general results obtained, the methodology used and the main lines of its pedagogical contents.

Short and interactive courses are generally held over two consecutive days or five half-days, in English or in French – following are some examples :

Personal Development courses are generally held one full day per month, ten months a year during two years.

  • Developing self confidence and authenticity through better self-awareness and self-esteem (1st year)
  • Developing interpersonal skills while remaining true to oneself, with an attitude of You’re OK, I’m OK (2nd year)

Workshops are generally held over two-day periods :

  • Reassuring a recruiter
  • Writing a CV and motivation letter
  • Listening to Bereaved People
  • Guilt and Forgiveness

Don’t hesitate to enquire about our tailor-made courses for handling specific requests from themes found in the general programme New Start® Career Engineering.Consult us also for Training courses for Trainers.

Introduction to Active Listening

In a world full of movement and noise we don’t always know how to listen. When we are thinking of answers or solutions that we could suggest, when we are remembering similar situations or when we’re conscious of our own emotions, can we say we’re really listening to the other person? Faced with another person and all the complexity of his personality, while we’re trying to manage our own emotions and thoughts, the simple act of listening can seem like a sports event. We can learn to centre ourselves, to concentrate and be more attentive to others. When we are capable of observing and listening for the length of time we’ve decided in advance to make available to another, he can take all the space he needs and be really heard.

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Listening and Managing Talk Groups (part II of Active Listening)

This training prolongs that of Introduction to Active Listening and adds specific training on conducting a listening group. Participants work on major obstacles to listening and put into practice quality listening skills with in-depth work on attention and concentration. Participants learn to manage group sessions including brainstorming, to manage speakers, giving room to those that don’t speak spontaneously, intervening personally in a pertinent fashion, all within a fixed timeframe and in such a way that each person feels heard and recognised.

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Transforming Weaknesses into Qualities (Reinforcing self image)

Although our character traits sometimes define us (the Hothead, the Perfectionist, the Tyrant, the Messy Person, …), we are not our character traits. We have, we possess, character traits, qualities and weaknesses, and reactions. Some keep us from being what we truly are deep down, wronging us and causing frustration, guilt, and even degrading relationships at work or at home. We all have the capacity to change what keeps us from being the way we wish. However, we can only well manage what we know. In a life full of movement, growth and change, only those species capable of adaptation can fulfil themselves and spread, in phase with themselves and in harmony with the world with which they surround themselves. If knowledge of the means to do so is lacking an accompaniment enables their acquisition.

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Attaining my Objectives (Setting and Keeping a Course)

On the road that leads from the concept of an idea to the full realisation of a project, all you have to do is fail on one step along the way for the idea to never materialise. Which is why it is so important to clearly set objectives, then to set out step-by-step the path to success in as many small steps as needed so that each step is easily attainable. Everything is possible if you want it badly enough. A realistic look without concession on the prices to be paid for success, on the efforts required and the renunciations on other choices, can help protect us from being knocked off balance by bad surprises and other mishaps along the way.

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Win-Win Negotiating (Managing Difficult People)

When an exchange turns into confrontation, it is possible to transform it into cooperation. With appropriate techniques we can learn to manage our emotions and maintain a partnership attitude so as to help our interlocutor to look in the same direction, towards the same goal, shoulder to shoulder. To agree on a contract takes at least two people. To break off a negotiation it also takes at least two. Whatever role we play, we carry our share of responsibility in the outcome of a meeting or a negotiation, whether that is failure or success.

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Concept Selling® – Theory (Perfecting First Impressions)

We don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. What weight we put on those first three seconds of a meeting! Conscious of this impact, we can chose either to simply manage the stress brought on by this knowledge or we can train to ensure we make a good impression each time we decide to do so. The French have an saying: Chase what’s natural and it comes back at a gallop. But what is natural if it isn’t the fruit of all the trainings necessary to make things appear easy and natural? A first impression is only that – an impression. But what is imprinted, especially if its an error, is difficult to erase or iron out. Anticipating requires less work than repairing.

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Concept Selling® – Practice (Part II of Concept Selling - Theory)

Our habits and beliefs are the fruit of years of programming, to such an extent that we don’t even notice our tics and manias. How can we replace, through regular and conscious training, a bad habit with a good one so that it becomes natural and even automatic? Concept Selling Practice completes and puts into practice the knowledge and awareness acquired in Concept Selling – Theory through training and filmed simulations of meetings and interviews. It allows us to become aware of the images we communicate unconsciously and of those we would like to transmit. This training puts into practical application what is necessary to perfect that first impression, practice without which the theory acquired would have no support or substance.

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Bicultural Business Practices (Business Protocol and Etiquette)

Whatever the communication problem, the act of clearly identifying it is already half of the solution. What we don’t know and understand is a source of stress. This training offers managers an understanding of American, British and Australian cultures and their fundamental differences compared to those in what we call French culture. They are given an idea of the way these different Anglo-Saxon cultures perceive the French in the business world. Moreover, Bicultural Business Practices offers a totally English-speaking environment, allowing participants to acquire more self-confidence and ease n the language in only a few days.

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Job Success® - Business English

Acquiring elocution mastery in English in a professional context is becoming more and more of a requirement sought after by a large number of French companies. We might think that due to lack of practice since high school we’ve forgotten all we ever learned. Yet the knowledge is still there, however badly stored, far away in the unconscious mind. Its sufficient to have a relaxed atmosphere, some personal motivation and a few well-targeted exercises and the buried knowledge can rise to the surface, remaining available once it becomes conscious. Entirely in English, the total immersion effect chases initial hesitations, even when the level of English doesn’t go beyond a score of 600 points in the TOEIC test. Participants’ errors in English are corrected individually according to the level and goals to be reached.

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Writing in Journalistic Style

Whether we’re writing a procedures manual, a technical contract, press articles or minutes of a meeting, our written presentations are like us, judged in a few seconds. Like us, they rarely get a second chance to make a first impression. Writing in an interesting fashion requires inborn or learnt mastery in presenting information. Knowing how to give information all while letting the reader have the pleasure of drawing his own conclusions can be acquired through simple techniques and writing rules. This course alternates theory, methodology and training exercises, in English or in French.

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