Do the words you express often create walls when you are hoping for connection or understanding? Are you OK in relationships yet desire something deeper with more meaning and heart?
This workshop provides practices to integrate the principles and processes of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an internationally recognized process for resolving conflict and clarifying and living one’s values. Also known as “the language of life,” it’s a powerful tool for social change, and a language of compassion for any life situation. In a fun, lively, and supportive environment, we integrate practices that support you to examine the way you think, communicate, and relate to yourself and others in your life, and to help liberate you from the following habitual patterns:
•Judging self and others
•Taking things personally
•Acting from fear, obligation, and guilt
•Suffering in anger and/or depression
NVC can support you to express honestly without blame, judgments, or criticism; hear others' pain without trying to fix it or them; and become more effective in living your values and meeting your goals.
Recommended reading: Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication.
($15 materials fee for booklet and handouts will be added to the workshop cost)
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/truth-without-blame-0618.
CE credit for nurses;
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;