April 21, 9am – 12pm
with Rachel Hannam
In our increasingly stressful and complex world, it is vital to continually deepen our understanding of violence and its antidote, compassion.
As the name implies, nonviolent communication (or NVC) emphasises compassion as the motivation for our words and actions rather than fear, guilt, shame, blame, coercion, threat or justification for punishment. In other words, it is about getting what you want for reasons you will not regret later. The techniques of NVC allow you to make conscious choices about how you will respond, whether you get what you want, or not. NVC guides us to reflect on our own daily reactions and behaviour, and to reframe how we express ourselves and how we receive others by focusing awareness on observations, feelings, need, and requests.
This half-day workshop will provide an overview of the NVC model, an introduction to the skills involved and include some personal practice. The workshop presenter is a qualified psychologist who uses NVC in her work with executives and employees, which includes training, coaching and dispute resolution.
Cost: $50 ($35 concession)
To secure your place, contact email@example.com, call (07) 3857 8775, or simply show up on Saturday morning.
Application forms can be collected from the Nursery, directly from Rachel, or downloaded and printed beforehand.