People often fall into patterns of being aggressive, passive-aggressive, or passive, but lack the skills to be assertive about strongly held values without alienating. Expressing what matters without alienating is a core skill for cultivating authentic relationships.
Mainstream culture teaches us that making moral judgments is the only way of addressing certain important issues. Yet, expressing moralistic judgments tends to be divisive. So, we are faced with a dilemma: either we express what matters to us and risk triggering conflict, or to preserve harmony, we avoid talking about certain things, leading to creeping alienation. Either choice tends to lead to unsatisfying outcomes. Participants will learn a way out of this dilemma, allowing them to express anything that matters to them without triggering separation. Participants will also learn a way to see the humanity in, and experience greater potential for connecting with, those we regard as "enemies" or who act in ways we find objectionable. This opens up possibilities for preventing and healing conflict.
Who This Workshop is For
This workshop is intended for you if you want to enjoy your life and relationships more fully, and are unfamiliar with NVC or relatively new to it. This may be taken as a stand-alone workshop, or, for a more complete introduction to the empowering skills of Nonviolent Communication, you may want to take it along with one or more of these related workshops:
Monday June 18, 7:15-9:15 pm
Private home, 6th St NW, (Takoma Park) Washington DC 20012 - near Takoma Park metro
$25 - $50
The requested contribution for this workshop is specified as a range, to make this learning available to people in varying financial situations, while supporting Bob in his ability to do this work. Please choose an amount to pay that honors both your own circumstances and your desire to support this work.
My intention is that no one be turned away for lack of funds. Please contact Bob for special circumstances.
Cancellations: There will be no refund for cancellations within the last 10 days prior to the event. Prior to that, refunds are available and 25 percent of the amount paid will be retained as a processing fee. Your registration is not complete until your payment has been received.
Bob Wentworth, PhD is a coach and trainer who works with couples, individuals, and groups to support them in living with more clarity, empowerment, aliveness and open-heartedness. He is certified as a trainer by the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, and serves on their Board of Directors. He is a co-founder of Family HEART Camp, an NVC immersion experience for parents and children.
Bob came to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a part of a quest to find keys to addressing humanity's problems. He was thrilled to find in NVC a unified, synergistic set of ideas and skills suitable for individual healing and flourishing, creating ease and flow in relationships, and creating the potential for people to live and work together in fresh, radically satisfying ways.
Bob loves working with couples and supporting them in learning to live the love they are longing for. He leads classes and workshops for Capital NVC, and has also taught NVC in India and Florida. Bob is a graduate of the BayNVC North American NVC Leadership Program and Robert Gonzales' LIFE Program, and has received training in mediation, facilitating Restorative Circles, and a number of practices for inner healing. Bob has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Stanford University.