Compassionate Communication/Non-violent Communication
Saturday 18th May – 9am – 12pm
Please join us for one of these engaging and thought-provoking workshops.
“What I want in my life is compassion – a flow between myself and other based on a mutual giving from the heart”. Dr Marshall Rosenberg – Developer of Non-Violent Communication
In our increasingly stressful and complex world, it is vital to continually deepen our understanding of violence and its antidote, compassion.
This practice, sometimes called 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 presenters bring great collective experience in practising and teaching NVC, as well as a range valuable of skills.
Further info – “What is NVC?” (Center for Nonviolent Communication)
Workshop fee is $50 ($35 concession rate for healthcare card holders.)
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