We all want to relate to people with compassion and respect, while not being “pushovers” – honouring and expressing what’s happening for us inside. This is especially true in situations with conflict and painful emotions.
This workshop will focus on the principles and practices of Compassionate Communication, also known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Created by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Compassionate Communication is anapproach that addresses the most common barriers to communication, and offers greater possibilities for collaboration, mutual acceptance, and support. It has been used widely in organizations, schools, businesses, relationships, and families.
Compassionate Communication is a heartfelt way to listen, speak, and live – with others, and with the many voices and aspects of ourselves. It transforms conflicts into moments of learning and connecting with what is most important to us and others.
Through structured activities using real situations, you will begin to:
- Shift from judgments and guilt toward curiosity and mutual understanding
- Change from blame, to an understanding of our common values
- Develop self-compassion and find more choice in our experiences and relationships
- Express your feelings and desires in ways that can be heard
Facilitator: Angela Walkley
Workshop Fee: $90