04/01/2017: Nonviolent Communication Training 🗓 🗺

Adult Religious Exploration Community
Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 4418 Perry Ave NE Bremerton, WA 98310 Map

Saturday, 10:00a.m. KUUF – Sanctuary 

Communicating for Effectiveness, Clarity and Connection based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication.
Sat., April 1st, 2017, 10-5, Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication
Sat., April 1st, 2017, 10-5, Kitsap Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Whether its larger issues in our country or communication in our families and communities, we need communication skills to be able to reach each other when we have differences, that reach across the divide, and we need ways to stay connected and find solutions that work for all.  Not an easy task.  That’s why we need to explore ways to speak and listen in ways that lead to more connection, understanding and effectiveness.  After all, what we say may change the world!
Dr. Marshall Rosenberg identified a specific approach to communicating — called Nonviolent Communication (NVC) — that leads us to give from the heart, connecting us in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish without giving up the values that we cherish. He spent many years sharing this in some of the most war-torn areas of the world.
While studying the factors that affect our ability to communicate and stay compassionate, Marshall Rosenberg was struck by the crucial role that language can play. While we may not consider the way we talk to be “violent,” words often lead to hurt and pain toward ourselves or to others. That’s because so many of us have been trained to speak in terms of moralistic judgments, evaluations and labels that disconnect us from compassion.
At this one day training we will use various exercises to practice the fundamentals of Nonviolent Communication and apply the language and consciousness to understanding ourselves, listening, and speaking.
You’ll leave with:
– An understanding of what motivates your own and others behavior
– An increased awareness of what you want and how to move towards it
– A map to be able to increase your ability to empathize with others so you can listen to anyone and have greater understanding
– A way to speak your truth with love that will increase the likelihood of being heard and contributing to collaboration whether it’s feedback, gratitude, or your honesty.
– A short form to express appreciation (not praise) that will be more likely to be taken in.
– a group of co-learners
– having had some fun!
Free to members (donations accepted). Up to $100 for nonmembers (public). Donate what you can available.
Questions contact Marcia Christen Marcia@compassionate-language.com
Thank you
warmly, Marcia

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