Practice, Practice, Practice …

AN ONLINE GROUP TO PRACTICE NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION

NEXT SESSIONS COMING UP IN FALL 2022

In this Program Online I invite you to learn and practice Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in a series of 10 meetings in a constant practice group.

We will meet every two weeks for 2.5 hours in the evening using the Zoom online meeting platform. (Alternatively meeting in Kaunas in presence format)

You will be able to develop your NVC skills through the use of exercises, role-plays and the sharing of your struggles and successes with others. Among the skills practiced are empathy, self-empathy, and honest expression as well as dialogue techniques. I will also offer a space to grow our embracing of jackals, as we have tendencies to suppress them and in doing that, suppressing part of our life force. I will also focus an making space to train needs-awareness in each session.

You will be supported in developing a deeper understanding of the purpose, meaning and implications NVC has in your life and in the world.

Each session includes the overview of a topic, plus extensive time for practice. Participants also have the opportunity to connect and practice together throughout the duration of the program.

One important component of “getting good at giraffe” is the formation of community, supporting each other in this path of nonviolence.

In order to register, please send an email to daliaverbyle@gmail.com


Outcomes

  • Spend more time in connection with others (& yourself)
  • Experience less painful and shorter conflicts
  • Move from conflict to mutual strategies
  • Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires
  • Have your needs expressed and understood
  • Increase congruence between your values and actions
  • Translate judgments into dialogues & requests
  • Increase harmony and understanding among others
  • Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts
  • Have more fun, joy and pleasure

Topics

  • The relationship of feelings and judgments to needs
  • Recognizing and transforming habitual thinking
  • Distinguishing evaluations from observations
  • Empathic listening
  • Making effective requests
  • Hearing no & saying no with compassion
  • Navigating difficult conversations
  • Mourning and celebration
  • Appreciation vs praise


Suggested Experience

Participants should have some idea of what NVC is. Recommendations include attending a “First Mondays” NVC Introduction, reading the beginning of Marshall Rosenberg’s book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life and/or visiting www.theexercise.org.

Schedule Layout

Each weekly session is 2.5 hours and includes:

  • Check-in time
  • Homework review
  • Introduction to a new concept
  • Partnered practice
  • Suggestions for practice opportunities outside of the group.

Location

Online via Zoom

Tuition

€ 35
Please talk to us, if you want to pay a different amount.

What People Say

”You are more than 500 soldiers.”
–Svetlana

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