the power of listening

“The power of listening” is created to support yoga instructors with the effective psychological and communication tools which they may employ while helping and supporting others.

This project is a result of the first “HARMONY Project: Train the Trainer” program, implemented in B&H in 2021.

We believe that positive changes in society are only possible if we first make positive changes within ourselves. By delivering our “Train the trainer” program across the region, both the philosophy and implementation of our mission will spread to communities who need it most.

About the project

This project is created for certified yoga instructors who already have their target groups whom they help to create better connections with themselves and their surroundings.

The provided tools in effective listening and compassionate communication help them to facilitate their profession with therapeutic work. Such tools help better understanding of oneself and others, eases the tension, helps speaker to relax and create more fulfilling relationships where curiosity overpowers the prejudices.

10 yoga instructors from the House of Yoga participated in this project. The facilitation of the workshops were also supported by another HARMONY Trainee, Alma Hasanovic.

The implementation of this project was supported by the Rotary International (Global Grant) and NGO SANCHILD.

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HARMONY Project is a platform for education of professionals, designed with the focus on individual well-being, interpersonal connections, and trust-building.

One HARMONY Project starts as the “Train the Trainer” program, where participants (trainees) undergo 7 training modules carefully designed by the international coaches, and results in the Local HARMONY Projects. Each project is designed by one trainee and addresses one issue or an important topic in their local communities, and is implemented by employing their unique skill set, SANCHILD’s values and the HARMONY Project mission to inspire positive changes. Finally, the projects may continue to be improved and implemented in the future, to create “long-lasting ripple effects that positively transform societies”.

About HARMONY Trainee


“I believe we all can change our beliefs and values through developing a healthy relationship with ourselves, which comes from recognizing, understanding, and accepting our own needs. How we connect with ourselves, impacts how we connect with those around us. And only when we are in harmony, then we can be in harmony with others.”

Merima Hafizovic holds a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Law, she is a certified psychotherapist and is currently studying Gestalt psychotherapy. She is also working as a President of “Hand of Friendship” association in Blagaj, B&H. Her interests are non-violent actions and conflict transformation.


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