This 3 x 4hr sessions foundation course for anyone new to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) or wanting to refresh the basics.
Nonviolent Communication aims to help people communicate with respect, compassion, and honesty. It leads to people being heard and understood, finding increased clarity in communication, and feeling connected to self and others.
What will we do
We look at both the principles and concepts of NVC, which are based on active listening, the intention to do no harm and staying in connection with another person through empathic communication. Nonviolent Communication (also referred to as compassionate, empathic, mindful and authentic communication) can support your relationships in the family, with friends, colleagues, and daily interaction with strangers.
We cover the 4 components and 2 parts of the model.
The four components of NVC are:
OBSERVE mindfully recognising triggers that enrich or diminish your relating in some interactions with others
Notice and accept what you FEEL in these situations
Recognise which NEEDS are met/unmet in this situation.
Communicate your REQUESTS and expressions of gratitude and/or concerns clearly, with confidence.
These are the two parts of NVC.
Expressing ourselves honestly through the four components
Receive the other and ourselves empathetically through the four components
Who is this event for?
This training is for those who are new to Nonviolent Communication or a wanting to refresh the basics.
Proficiency in English is necessary, and a willingness to discuss and share ideas about your experience within the group.
It is a requirement that you read "A Language for Life" prior to and/or along with your participation in this course.
What are the benefits of joining?
Nonviolent communication will support you in handling conflicts and expressing yourself honestly, even when this feels uncomfortable. The course will enable you to develop an awareness of the underlying unmet needs that lead to conflict; to give bring out the best in yourself and others by the way you relate.
You will be invited to share some of your personal life situations, for the purpose of learning and practicing NVC. It is important that you take some time to consider which experiences, you feel open to sharing, prior to joining.
Intended outcomes of this course are to:
Cultivate deep listening skills
Relate to yourself and others with honestly and compassion
Have clarity about the motivations driving what you and others says or do
Feel more confident to have difficult conversations and to express disagreement
Staying safe, grounded and open when challenged
Make clear requests
Work collaboratively with others
This is what a few participants shared after the course
"Really enjoyed the course. Our teacher Tracy was brilliant. Really informative and very approachable. I would def attend another NVC course with this teacher"
"This training and the revelation that broke through the fog I had been living in like a shaft of pure sunlight has forever changed my life for the better and so will change the lives of my family and friends and the young people I work within my teaching"
You will receive 12 hours of accredited foundational NVC training.