EMPOWERMENT FORUM: “Making requests, not demands”

4 November 2022
“The only way we’ll get it together is together!“
Empowerment Forums are vibrant and compassionate community processes to transform the nervous system capacity of our self and our societies to better face the big issues of our time.

The purpose of Empowerment Forums is to explore and experience together a relational theme. A few examples include:

  • Freedom from difficult emotions
  • Shame & pride
  • Embodying & communicating anger skilfully
  • The role of gender in groups

This EF: “Making requests, not demands”

In this EF we will explore how to care for one’s needs and sensitivities in relationship, developing our capacity to make requests to others in a way that signals to them what we need in order to feel safe and well in relationship in an empowering way, offering them choice and space. For example, when I share a difficulty with others and feel vulnerable at that moment, I may need to

  • hear from others how that makes them feel: “How are you impacted by what I just shared?”
  • clarify that I’m not seeking advice but just a heartful ear to hear my deeply: “I’m not asking for any advice or reassurance from anyone here, but would just like to be held and given time to process because I’m feeling intense right now”

We’ll take time to explore together how we can each embody

  1. a growing clarity in identifying our own needs from others
  2. this relational skill of making requests, so that we can support others listening what is most helpful for us.

Come and join us for some embodiment, relational explorations and fun!


In NeuroSystemics, we support growing resiliency, capacity and regulatory skills on 4 levels:

  • SENSE: Embodying our senses, feelings and thoughts
  • SELF: Exploring our personality and psychological tendencies
  • SOCIAL: Experiencing belonging, being vulnerable and feeling safe enough with others to be more ourselves
  • SOCIETAL: Embedding our sense-self-social experiences in a wider understanding of our cultures

This multi-level framework offers an entire eco-system of ressources for a grounded, loving and fulfilled life. Resiliency Circles focus mostly on the SOCIAL layer, and include both the SENSE & SELF layers also. This EF is an opportunity to gather together with other ongoing Resiliency Circles from other NeuroSystemics mentors in our global community, and enrich our collective resiliency to change our SOCIETAL processes!


Session Content

The structure of this 2.5h-session includes:

  • Short orientation & embodiment practices
  • Collective experiential inquiry
  • Small break-out group explorations



This event is by invitation only, open to each and everyone, of all nationalities, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and religious affiliation. If you have a small group of people that you regularly practice with and woudl like to join our Forums, please contact Boaz bf@boazfeldman.com.

Together we go further!





Boaz B. Feldman, Faculty

Boaz is a practical visionary, an experienced psychologist, a Dharma teacher and trainer acting for worldwide positive change. He has worked with numerous international organisations (UNHCR, UNOCHA, WHO, Doctors Without Borders) in a variety of humanitarian contexts such as conflict-affected regions (Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Myanmar), low-income contexts (Eastern Europe) and natural emergencies (Thailand). Boaz is currently a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Zurich University Medical Faculty. He assisted Somatic Experiencing trainings and taught as the main faculty in Europe for Organic Intelligence, and now enjoys engineering and teaching innovative and integrative approaches at NeuroSystemics!

Heath Wilson, Faculty (NSP)

Working over 25 years, Heath weaves his expertise as a psychologist, trauma healer, rolf practitioner, craniosacral therapist, enneagram consultant, dating/relationship coach, and has also been trained  in Somatic Experiencing.


Bas Snippert

Bas is an integrative counselor, coach and trainer. He has trained in cutting-edge modalities such as Somatic Experiencing, Organic Intelligence and the NeuroAffective Relational Model. Bas attends meditation retreats annually in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village.

Buğu Türkoğul, Senior Mentor (NSP)

Buğu is a Biology graduate, a Mindfulness instructor, and a certified coach giving NeuroSystemics, Organic Intelligence and Mindfulness-based life coaching sessions. Buğu’s 14-year journey through yoga, education and therapy groups inspired her to facilitate Resilience Through Community groups based on creating safe social circles that values spontaneity, authenticity and openness.

Fulya Nanba, Senior Mentor (NSP)

Fulya is an experienced yoga and meditation teacher, and since 2015 she offers individual and group sessions for therapy and meditation, and retreats in Turkey. She has completed trainings in Family Constellation, Working with People, Leading Groups and Organic Intelligence, and attends long term meditation retreats annually in Buddhist Centers in Asia.

Rebekka Haas Çetin, Assisting Faculty (NSP)

Rebekka is a Mindfulness Coach (ICF) and counsellor for both, individual and group sessions.
She is extensively trained in Organic Intelligence®, a clinical protocol for trauma resolution through shepherding nervous system states from bottom up. Her participation in NeuroSystemics expands her contribution to healing from an individual to a greater psycho-social frame through group work (RC). She is a certified yoga teacher and the co-founder of multiple yoga Studios. Her original background is in filmmaking. Rebekka is from Germany and is now living with her husband in Istanbul, they have 3 children.


Silke Foegele, Mentor (NSP)

Silke is a certified complementary therapist and has been trained both as a CranioSacral therapist and as a physiotherapist. Her further training comprises prenatal and birth therapy, mediation, Organic Intelligence, yoga and qigong. She lives in Basel with her family. She focuses on increasing her clients’ resources and joy.

  • Date: 4 November 2022
  • Language(s): English
  • Time: November 4th 2022 @ 5:30-8pm CET (11:30-2pm EDT / 7:30-10pm TRT)
  • Cost: FREE
  • Contact: bf@neurosystemics.org

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