An Introduction to NVC
Underlying all human actions are needs that people are seeking to meet, understanding and acknowledging these needs can create a shared basis for connection, cooperation, and harmony.
~ Marshall B.Rosenberg
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been described as a language of compassion, as a tool for positive social change, and as a spiritual practice. NVC gives us the skills and consciousness to understand what triggers us, to take responsibility for our reactions, and to deepen our connection with ourselves and others. It helps us practice being able to listen with compassion and transforms our habitual responses to life. Ultimately, it involves a radical change in how we think about life, how we express our needs and what meaning we give things.
When we focus on needs, without interpreting or conveying criticism, blame, or demands, our deeper creativity flourishes, and solutions arise that were previously blocked from our awareness. At this depth, conflicts and misunderstandings can be resolved with greater ease.
Learning NVC is a process similar to learning a new language or skill: step-by-step learning coupled with ample time for practice leads to growing mastery. In addition, because NVC invites us to a level of vulnerability and caring that often are not familiar or habitual, full integration of the consciousness underlying this language is likely to require changes in our internal connection to ourselves, and healing of past pain.
Our INTRO TO NVC informational event usually runs for about 2 hours with the purpose of giving the participants an opportunity to learn about the history, components, and applications of NVC as well as to meet the trainer. This event allows you to ask questions, clarify details of upcoming trainings, learn about existing practice groups, and to "experience NVC in action".
This event is FREE OF CHARGE, however, donations are accepted and appreciated.