The Heart of Resilience: Parenting with Nonviolent Communication
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About the Event
Nurturing your child's self-understanding, self-compassion, and emotional intelligence while caring for your own needs.
"Nonviolent Communication completely shifted the way I connect with my children and my family. It's helped me to understand the needs beneath behavior. And it's helped me to develop a deep, connected relationship with my children and my partner." - Parent
This is the first session of the 8-week Parenting with Nonviolent Communication course will focus on one parenting tool. In the 8-week course you will learn tools to build relationships with your children that are based on compassion, connection, and trust. You will also develop an awareness of language that builds connection, collaboration, empathy, and empowerment.
- De-escalate conflict while building trust and connection.
- Encourage cooperation by cultivating internal motivation.
- Respond to your child's needs rather than react to their behavior.
- Develop your child's emotional intelligence.
- Create an environment where children feel heard, valued, and supported even when you're saying 'No'.
- Handle stressful situations with a sense of calm.
The skills, tools, and practices taught by Heart to Heart are applicable to children of all ages as well as adults.
About the Facilitator, Steve Tumolo:
Steve the Executive Director of Heart to Heart. He is a trauma-responsive, relationship-based peace educator who trusts in the power of presence. He specializes in accompanying learners through transitional and transformational moments of their lives. His unique approach brings together Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, the body’s natural capacity for healing, and an understanding of life as whole and incarnational. He is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), a T’ai Chi Chih instructor, and a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Steve has a master’s degree in theology from the Maryknoll School of Theology and is a PhD candidate in leadership at Gonzaga University.
Steve’s work with incarcerated men and women has been featured in NBC News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and New Jersey Monthly. He is the recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Bogert Memorial Award for the Study and Practice of Christian Mysticism, the OPUS Vision Award from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and the Environmental Achievement Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. His work in correctional facilities has been commended by the State of New Jersey Legislature.
About the Assistant, Filipa Hope:
Filipa Hope is an international parent educator whose unique blend of child development and Nonviolent Communication provides a framework of growth for you and your child. She is the parent of young adult daughters and resides in New Zealand. Since 2015 Filipa has been supporting Nonviolent Communication programs in the US in person. She is now working internationally online including joining Heart to Heart. One of Filipa's underlying perspectives and motivations behind her work is 'People don't need to be saved or rescued, they need knowledge of their power and how to access it'. Nonviolent Communication has been a blessing for helping her discover this in herself, and grow to enable sharing these essential life skills in empowering ways with others.
About the Assistant, Chris Hartstein:
Chris Hartstein is a Parent Educator, Robbins-Madanes Coach, and the co-author and illustrator of An Inside Story: A Children’s Book for Grown-Ups Too!. Chris is the mother of three adult children and has over 400 hours of training in Nonviolent Communication. She facilitates a weekly practice group that began in 2013 when her relationship with her teen daughter needed help. She occasionally leads Baltimore area workshops and serves as the treasurer of Capital NVC. Chris wrote An Inside Story because she is profoundly grateful that the simple concepts and skills she learned in her Nonviolent Communication training created healing in her family. She wants more parents to know these possibilities!
Heart to Heart provides transformative education in mindfulness, empathy, decision-making, and conflict transformation based on Nonviolent Communication and other sources. We accompany parents, teachers, professionals, faith leaders, survivors of violence, and incarcerated men and women on their journeys of healing, wholeness, and servant-leadership.