The Power of Language, Small Shifts in Language, Big Shifts in Behavior

The Power of Language, Small Shifts in Language, Big Shifts in Behavior

by Alexandra Asseily

Date: Saturday October 14, 2017

Time: 18:00- 19:30

Location: Beit Beirut

The Role of Language in Peace Building

  • Language is a potent force for positive change – from divisive authoritarian, bullying language to a cohesive, whole brain positive authority language.
  • Our language to ourselves is as important as our language to others.
  • If we judge, bully or attack ourselves with our internal dialogue we are more likely to judge, bully or attack others around us, or to attract attack.
  • As we learn to change our language and the feelings that go with it, from ‘authoritarian’ stress based language to whole brain positive authority language, we help to free ourselves, families and students from cycles of violence.

HWH Training Workshop Module 3: 2017

The HWH Training Program Module 3, is the last part of 3 modules of training in Healing the Wounds of History.
Date: November 17 till 19, 2017
Time: 09:00 am till 05:00 pm

Location: Silk Museum, Bsous

The objective is to create a community of change agents, field workers and practitioners, who, after appropriate training, are empowered to take and apply the approaches and the powerful content of HWH training into their respective practices within communities in Lebanon. This group will develop themselves individually first and then collectively through experiential learning. This will be done through a mixture of formal training, self facilitated practice sessions and application in the field. To enable this to happen, participants from last year’s program will receive an additional facilitation and training by assisting in the
teaching of the following year. This principle can be extended over time, so that the community grows in number, competency and compassion.

The intention is to offer training to teachers, trainers and NGO workers. It is an opportunity to learn change processes by having a direct, personal experience. Beyond this it is hoped that the tools taught will be disseminated as widely as possible in the spirit of healing, reconciliation and forgiveness.
The material taught will be experiential and replicable. We shall share and teach tools from a wide range of wisdom traditions: including the world of personal development, the human potential movement and other sources. These tools help to take their users through an effective change process: from awareness to expression to forgiveness and finally to new behavior.

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Healing the Wounds of History: Module II Year 4

The challenges faced by Lebanon and the region are self-evident. Cycles of violence have played out repeatedly through the ages. All of this is well documented, but what is less obvious, is how the battles of the past can stay dormant within us from generation to generation, flaring up in moments of perceived threat. And so, whether we are conscious of this or not, we may be reliving the trauma of our parents, grandparents or even long dead ancestors.

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Healing the Wounds of History Training Program: Module III, Year 3

Module III, Year 3: Facilitated by Matthew Pruen and Alexandra Asseily

Date: 18, 19, 20 November 2016

Location: Silk Musuem, Bsous

The success of  module III of year Three of the Healing the Wounds of History workshops conducted by Alexandra Asseily, Mathew Pruen, and assisted by Mirvat Bakkour, is a sign that we have a firm foothold in the future of this exciting and transformative program. We welcomed a great diversity of participants from different countries and backgrounds: self development, teaching, NGOs, and healing.

The module included once again a diversity of tools to work on relationships with ourselves and “The Other”, “What is my responsibility for peace in the world?”, “The power of language” and many other challenging procedures to bring peace and understanding.

 In continuing this transformative journey, we bring to reality new possibilities for the future.

 As the HWH community continues to grow, it takes HWH further out into the public arena through families, schools, work and communities.