Compassionate Language - a practice that supports peace within yourself so as to speak and listen in ways that lead to connection and understanding, and to create a world where we all thrive.
Compassionate Language (Nonviolent Communication)- a practice to support peace within yourself & speak and listen in ways that lead to connection and understanding.
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION FOR PARENTS
When: 8 week course, 2 hrs each week, daytime 1-3pm Wednesday or evenings 6-8 pm. Starting November 2023, January 2024 Where: Mom’s Craft Attic, Central Valley Rd Cost: 16 hours total, $160-200 per person (min for class 10 people)
As parents and caregivers, we want the best for our children. To see them grow into amazing adults, caring and full of life. We want to build strong relationships that endure the test of time. Or build bridges back to our children after we’ve been disconnected. This 8-session course will give you tools to stay present and fully BE THERE for yourself and for your child in challenging situations - and the skills to restore the connection when you make "mistakes". You will come away with:
Ways to deepen your listening skills (to yourself, your children and your loved ones)
Insights into what may be behind your child's behavior
Ideas about how to prioritize your own needs without giving up on the Needs of others
Ways to invite collaboration without resorting to rewards or punishments
More ways to support your child's growing self-esteem
Tools for setting and communicating safe boundaries
Ways to de-escalate conflict while building trust and connection
Having more compassion for ourselves when we fall short of our own values
Come and learn in a supportive, NONJUDGMENTAL community of parents with lots of chances to practice skills of listening and finding your own inner wisdom (without receiving advice you didn’t ask for!)
After the first session you’ll have a chance to integrate your learning through a piece of art at the full stocked Mom’s Craft Attic!
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What is Nonviolent Communication? A Language of Compassion Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg, guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others and resolve conflicts by focusing our intention on connection. It is a tool that leads us toward a quality of connection among people where we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others and where everyone’s needs are valued and get met through compassionate giving—out of the joy of contributing to another human being.
NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone's needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities. With practice, the tool of NVC helps us navigate within ourselves to transform blame & judgment--where neither our own needs nor those of the other person are likely to be met--into a mutual awareness of human needs. It promotes congruency with one’s values in thought, speech and action. It can be incredibly healing and self-empowering while also treating others with care.
NVC creates a path for maintaining relationships and creating healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations.
What Can Nonviolent Communication do for you? The purpose of NVC is to inspire heartfelt connection where everyone’s needs are equally valued and strategies to meet needs contribute to connection, harmony and peace.
Nonviolent Communication develops one's ability to transform blame, anger and criticism into understanding, effective communication and the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Nonviolent Communication focuses our attention on what matters most, leading to language and actions that are efficient, effective and full of integrity.
Nonviolent Communication strengthens our ability to inspire compassion and teamwork from others. It guides us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others. Nonviolent Communication was created by Marshall Rosenberg. For more information go to www.cnvc.org.