Non-Violent Communication

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) or  Compassionate Communication

Presenter: John Julian

This is a way of becoming more aware of your observations and what impacts on those observations, your feelings and basic universal human needs alongside learning to make requests, rather than demands.  It allows one to have greater understanding of communication and to deconstruct communication and encourages a greater flow and openness and curiousity.

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is based on the principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart.

NVC begins by assuming that we are all compassionate by nature and that violent strategies—whether verbal or physical—are learned behaviours taught and supported by the prevailing culture. NVC also assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that each of our actions are a strategy to meet one or more of these needs.

In this program you are introduced to a literacy feelings and needs and the difference between a request and a demand.

John learnt this program through several teachers, including attending a ten-day encounter style group with the late Marshall Rosenberg who developed this secular model compassionate communication.

This workshop on the 4th August run from 1pm at Korumburra’s Milparra House and costs $4.00 plus dana to the teacher (Dana refers to the economy of generosity where the teachings are given freely and those who receive the teaching have the opportunity to reciprocate with a financial gift that they feel is suitable, when the workshop has finished.)  

Book by calling Milpara Community House on 5655 2524.


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