Feel Confident Speaking Another Language
Time: 12:00 – 13:30 (1.5 hours)
Speakers: Selina Man Karlsson, Astuti Martosurdirdjo
Venue: MBSZ, Room 1, 3rd floor, Stampfenbachstrasse 6, 8001 Zurich
Investment: CHF 47 per person
“With languages, you are at home anywhere” – Edmund de Waal
They say that some languages are easier to learn than others. It is a common theme among the expats in Switzerland that German is a difficult language to learn. It doesn’t help that whilst you are learning High German, Swiss German is being spoken on the streets so many new learners and people who have been here a while start to feel discouraged as they don’t see or feel progress.
There’s usually more to it than that. As children, we are often less afraid of making mistakes so speak up more. As adults, we often feel the need to speak perfectly otherwise are embarrassed by our language ability level as it doesn’t match the level of our native tongue.
Perhaps we avoid speaking up for fear of being misunderstood, which doesn’t help our development. We’re afraid of pronouncing things incorrectly so once again don’t speak up. Sometimes we feel like a child because we are using such basic language. Often people we are speaking to note our hesitance and speak to us in our native or common language – usually English here. It’s not just about German, it’s about having the confidence to speak up in any language, whether you are learning it or going on holiday and want to get a message across.
Join us on this workshop and find out what is holding you back from speaking another language confidently. We will discuss as a group your current beliefs and thoughts, followed by a guided hypnotherapy session, helping you to uncover the root and cause of them. We will work with you on instilling more positive beliefs so you feel more confident speaking another language.
Past participants to these workshops often say they are very positive, supportive, encouraging and often enlightening.
Note: There will be a group hypnotherapy session. Hypnosis is safe and you are always conscious. Contrary to some belief, you will not give up any control. People suffering from epilepsy and psychotic illnesses are advised not to join. Please note that lunch is not included and payment is done through an external partner (Eventbrite)
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About the Speakers
Astuti Martosudirdjo trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist with Marisa Peer (the creator of Rapid Transformational Therapy/RTT) and a Life Coach. She works with Change Makers and Risk Takers (like YOU!) all around the world to enjoy a healthier and more fulfilling relationship with THEMSELVES, so they can make bigger difference and create more impacts for more people. She helps her Clients to align both their conscious and subconscious minds to work together in achieving their desired goals and desires.
Having lived in the UK, Indonesia, Thailand, US, Netherlands, and now in Switzerland, Astuti enjoys her ability to deeply connect with people of different cultural and professional backgrounds. She speaks English and Bahasa Indonesia fluently.
Selina is a British born Chinese and has lived in Zurich since 2002. She is committed to personal development and growth and constantly challenges herself and others around her. She worked for a large financial institution for 13 years, within IT Client Advisory and Business Management.
Selina is also a speaker on the topics “The Power of Networking” and “Step out of your comfort zone”. She has been a member of Toastmasters for more than 14 years.