CONNECTING COMPASSIONATELY: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) helps connect us with what is alive in ourselves and in others moment-to-moment, with what we or others could do to make life more wonderful, and with an awareness of what gets in the way of natural giving and receiving. NVC strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others and resolve conflicts by focusing on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.
As a result of participating in this interactive training you can expect to be able to:
- Identify and avoid some common blocks to compassionate connection
- Distinguish between needs and wants
- Make clear requests in positive action language
- Say “No” in a way that will increase the chances of it being heard by another
- Express (and receive) gratitude in a fuller way than most of us have learned to do
FEE: $60 (Early registration fee: $50 if received by June 1st)
About the workshop leader: Gary Baran has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 1996 and served as executive director of the Center from 1998 until 2006; a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; was a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (1974-2018); and is a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: BECAUSE OF A TECHNICAL PROBLEM WITH THE CNVC WEBSITE THE BEGINNING AND END TIMES FOR THIS TRAINING ARE INCORRECTLY DISPLAYED. THE CORRECT TIMES ARE: START: 9:30 AM; END: 4:30 PM.
REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for this workshop and enrollment will be limited to 20 participants. To register: Please mail check, payable to Gary Baran, to: 2777 Sorrel Way, Eugene, OR 97401. Please include YOUR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND EMAIL ADDRESS, and indicate the check is payment for the June 8th, 2019 workshop. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you would like more information or are registering within a week of the training, please email Gary at email@example.com or call him at 541-343-3885 to be sure there is still space open. Refund policy: If you have registered and need to cancel, a full refund will be provided if you cancel by June 2nd, 2019. No refund will be given thereafter.