Healing and Making Amends to Restore Connection - For our November and December work in Baltimore I will introduce two ‘maps’ that we use in ‘Mediate Your Life’. Mediate Your Life is a program given by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater to teach mediation techniques based on NVC. (Map in this case refers to a structure or series of steps).
In October we will focus on -- well, I could say how to get what you want. We will practice the Intensity exercise, as developed by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater in the Mediate Your Life Program, with an emphasis on the request step. The content of this workshop also is inspired by a presentation in which Miki Kashtan talked about vulnerability as a strength.
"You Always Have a Choice" -- I used to hear it as an admonition, my mother or teacher saying I shouldn't have done something, or should in the future do something that sounded like no fun at all.
This is a six-week introduction to Nonviolent Communication, the work of psychologist/international mediator Marshall Rosenberg, who was influenced by Gandhi, Freire and Rogers and who envisions a world of power-with creativity based on deep connection and empathy for self and others. NVC skills and practices support self-care and connection in families, workplaces and organizations.
The inspiration for this month's Baltimore NVC offering is twofold --
From Needs to Requests Using Dance Floors (continued) (Baltimore)
The fourth piece of the NVC model is Requests. Asking for what you want can be the beginning of a rich connection; it can be a gift that surprises and even delights the person you ask. But sometimes it’s the start of a fight. These offerings focus on ideas and practices that support the happier outcome.
This offering is a continuation of work on Requests, started in February when the focus was “Preparing for the Conversation”.
Where: Park Heights Rd and Clarks Lane, Baltimore
The fourth piece of the NVC model is Requests. Asking for what you want can be the beginning of a rich connection; it can be a gift that surprises and even delights the person you ask. But sometimes it’s the start of a fight. The next few Baltimore offerings focus on ideas and practices that support the happier outcome.
This month we will look at the NVC model for empathic listening. Are the model and the lists supporting connection? What about reflection and silent empathy? We would love to have examples of times when you have not been satisfied with your response to someone who is angry, sad, troubled, .. in despair.