Are there decisions and changes taking place (or not taking place) in your community and in the world that you care about deeply?
Are you wanting to speak your truth in a way that can be heard by others?
Are you wanting to work towards the kind of change you want in the world in a way that charges your battery instead of draining it?
This two-day course will help you:
- identify sources of power within you and available to you.
- shift from reacting in frustration to decisions outside of your control, to responding from a place of personal power.
- strongly state the kind of world you are striving for, while communicating and remaining seated in compassion.
- to see the humanity in people with opposing strategies and continue to communicate your values with strength and clarity.
Compassionate Communication (NVC) partners practical communication and emotional literacy skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you create the life you want peacefully.
Marshall Rosenberg was deeply inspired by Mahatma Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. NVC is both a process of personal exploration and change, as well as a practice for social change and restorative justice. He strongly believed that social change and peace need to permeate all aspects of who we are and what we support. From the manner in which we communicate, to the intention we bring to every interaction, to the organizational structures we support, social change "begins with me."
Marshall strongly believed that our prevailing culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. And that any effort to create or advocate for social change needed to come a 'heart that knows no enemy'. And that to do otherwise was to perpetuate the problem. This does not suggest that pliancy or submission. It instead supports courageous expression of action and voices to call for social and environmental justice without violence in word or action.
Bring your own topic for social change to the course!
Facilitator: Angela Walkley
Workshop fee: $185
Early Bird Fee before April 15: $150
Youth attendance free of charge.