“You cannot not communicate!” (Paul Watzlawick)

Even when we are silent, we make a statement.

We express that we don’t have anything to say, or that we don’t want to talk, we communicate non-verbally with our body. We are constantly sending information if we want to or not.

To be aware of these signals and to achieve the desired effect becomes possible through positive communication.

Often, we say things differently than they are meant and mean things differently than how we say them. We send messages through the ‘sub-text’, although we do not articulate them clearly, still, they have an effect. We send a message that reaches the receiver differently than intended by the sender.

Such communication is barely authentic.

Choosing a positive type of language, which focuses on the aspects we desire, the direction in which we want to go, the goal and what we want to avoid, is called ‘towards motivated’ language. It leads to the interest, favour and positive emotion of our interlocutor.

The words we use change our brain – literally!

Neuroscientist Dr Andrew Newberg and Communication Expert Robert Waldman say in their book ‘Words can change your brain’: “A single word has the power to influence the genes that regulate physical and emotional stress.” (gene expression)

Positive words strengthen the motivation, intellectual capacity and compassion:

When we use positive words, we can influence the way in which our brain functions and improve our logical thinking.

This applies to words we say to ourselves, so what happens in our inner processes of thinking, in our ‘inner cinema’, as well as the words we say to others.

Research has shown that the more we concentrate on positive words, the more other brain areas are influenced as well.

Negative words restrict thinking:

Negative words, on the other hand, keep the brain from producing certain messengers, which are necessary for good stress management. The activity in the centre of fear, the amygdala, is increased and stress producing hormones are pumped through our veins. The consequence: Our logical thinking decreases.

“In anger, people lose their intelligence.”, said the Dalai Lama quite fittingly.

Over time, depending on word choice, the structure of the thalamus, another part of our brain, changes, which leads to a distorted perception of reality.

high balance ® Positive Communication training 

In this training…

  • you learn about the phenomenon of sending and receiving messages
  • you experience the effects of language and how you can influence it
  • you learn about the different levels of effect that communication has
  • you experience and improve your own body language
  • you practice presenting in front of groups and experience yourself in front of the camera
  • you work on your language concerning articulation and modulation
  • you improve the power of your voice
  • you experience how to breathe correctly (Breath Coaching)

The goal of high balance ® is to provide the participants with concrete tools and techniques that enable them to integrate the learned principles into their day-to-day (work) life in order to stay calm and powerful, even in stormy waters. A very important, but unfortunately often underrated, component of learning is fun! Learning and working can be and should be fun.

Like all formats, the high balance ® ‘Positive Communication’ training consists of elements from systemic management training, yoga, modern brain research, tools from the coaching, NLP, meditation, autogenic training, mindfulness and breath coaching.

Possible formats:

  • Trainings and workshops with a duration of 0,5 – 1 day, in-house or off-site
  • Succeeding appointments and programmes, e.g. once a week or once a month
  • Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon
  • Individual coachings
  • Etc.