“Business is conducted through relationships and trust is the foundation of those relationships.”
-Dennis S. Reina and Michelle L. Reina
Ruth Levin-Vorster, a registered mediator, specializes in Interpersonal Communication. After 15 years working as a theatre director in London and South Africa, Ruth realized she was in love with human growth & shifting dynamics – within and between – indeed the work behind character creation and relationship mapping in theatre.
She began to expand her knowledge with interpersonal neurobiology, psychology and mindfulness and weave these into her creative processes for cultivating empathy and self-awareness.
Ruth holds an MA in Theatre and Performance (University of Cape Town), and an Undergraduate Diploma in Acting (Drama Centre London). She is an Accredited Mediator (UCT@Law). Recent Courses Include: Interpersonal Neurobiology – (From Neural Integration to Neural Plasticity – Dr. Dan Siegal – Mindsight Institute), Positive Psychology (Prof Barbara Fredrickson – University of North Carolina), Living Brave Semester – Rumbling with Challenges (Dr.Brene Brown – University of Houston) and Mindfulness Meditation (UCT@Law).
All effective interpersonal communication starts with awareness as the departure point to building trusting, authentic relationships. Conscious communication is fundamentally about self-awareness, empathy and trust.
Many of us don’t know how to share our feelings and needs without blame, or hear about another persons’ experience without judgment. And often we leave a conversation without a deeper sense of understanding or connection.
Create Bridges is an organization that specializes in facilitating processes that cutivate self-awareness, empathy and resilience.
Through a series of creatively guided exercises and workshops, tools are provided to engage more authentically, to see beyond judgment and stereotype and to focus on the essence and authenticity of an individual as a means to engage in meaningful communication.
“The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie