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.
Ever since I went to my first NVC workshop, I've thought I wanted to live in accordance with NVC assumptions and intentions. And after just a few 2-hour workshops, I found that NVC helped make my world more wonderful: I found more harmony, more support, more fun, more meaning.... And yet, really frequently, my old thought patterns and habits kept me reacting in disconnecting ways in times of stress.
Topic: Right/Wrong Thinking Part III or How can I be so stupid? - Since June we've been looking at how we can begin to address what is going on when we want to label someone as 'wrong'. This month we'll continue to work on the judgments we find so hard to give up, but this time the focus will be on what's happening when we put that judgment on ourselves.
Topic: Right/Wrong Thinking Part II - In July we were looking at how we can begin to address what is going on when we fall into Right/Wrong thinking. This was basically another look at trying to find the feelings and needs of both parties in situations where at least one party is saying "But all I want is an apology." This month we'll continue the work, but try to gain more understanding why it's so hard to give up our judgments, why we so want to call another 'wrong'.
Trainer: Hally Childs