Conscious and skillful communication that comes from a place of kindness and compassion is not always easy, and rests upon the ability to sense into the internal world of another person, practicing this compassion with yourself, and also revealing what is going on inside you. Nonviolent communication (NVC) is a process and skill which can be learned.
We will cover the Foundations of Nonviolent Communication, including Core principles and Assumptions as well as Key skills that will support you with the following:
-Stepping into a powerful, loving connection with yourself and others.
-Exploring what nonviolence is all about and how it can benefit me and people around me. -How I can deal with conflict other than freezing, running away, or going into defensive fight mode.
-How I can have the challenging and real conversations that my life needs.
-How I can respond authentically and fully to the things I don’t like in the world.
-How I can open my heart for more peaceful living.
-How I can bring my unique gifts and talents out into the world.
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.
Foundation training dates - March 2017
Evening training: Thursdays 2nd March, 9th March, 16th March, 23rd March 6.30 - 9.30pm
Next Weekend training: to be confirmed
The course will take place in Camberwell, South London, SE5 9JS. Nearest tube Oval (Northern line)
Cost: I am delighted to offer this training in a way that means (I hope) that anyone who wants to do it, can do so and that finances aren't the reason for people choosing or not to do it. I would suggest a sliding scale of £20 - £200 for the 12 hours of training and I would also suggest that we sort out payment at the end of the course, when you can decide what you are willing to pay. I imagine that someone on Income support or similar benefit would pay £20 and people on a low income would pay a bit more, salaried people more, but that is not a recommendation. I would enjoy receiving resources that enable me to do this work and I request financial contributions (as one obvious way) to support meeting needs of sustainability, rather than a fixed notion of exchange or 'market value'. Happy to discuss any of this.
Reserve a place by mailing me on ceribuckmaster(at)gmail.com.
Please either read Marshall Rosenberg's book A language of Life or watch some of his youtube videos of which this is one example before the course begins.
This training will be followed by an optional Practice group which will be open to participants of this Foundation Training and also to other people.