Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a process, skill and consciousness which can be learned. It rests upon the ability to sense into and reveal your own internal world and sense into and be curious about the internal worlds of other people.
In Foundation trainings, we will cover the Foundations of Nonviolent Communication, including Core principles and Assumptions as well as Key skills that will support you.
At its core, NVC is about: nonharming truthtelling courage and compassion inner peace interdependence
Each session explores one of the practical interpersonal communication skills below:
De-escalating tense situations,
Scary honesty in difficult conversations
Making, clarifying and breaking agreements with care
Transforming habits and patterns of behaviour
Learning to make clear requests
saying no and hearing a no
Expressing frustration and anger
Receiving another’s frustration and anger
Exploring joy and pain
Unacknowledged power in relationships
Learning how to truly receive (and how scary that can be!)
Connecting with vision
Cultivating the strength to love even in challenging situations
Nonviolent Communication was developed by Marshall Rosenberg who drew on the humanistic psychology of Carl Rogers and the nonviolence of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and give you the tools to approach life in a way that includes your own needs, while considering others' and the needs of the wider environment. It is a process and a support for complicated times.