Through relational direct experience we will explore authenticity and transparency both in acknowledging and naming our truth in the present moment and in practicing scenarios where we long to speak to what matters to us with those we love. We will explore the need for connection, connection with ourselves and our innate longing to connect with those around us. 

 

As long as we continue our cultural norm of blaming and judging others and making them responsible for how we feel, compassionate connection will be impossible.  It is through our capacity to bring the soft underbelly of our humanity to others that connection is cultivated. 

 

NVC gives us the tools to mourn the impact we may have on others by acknowledging the pain we may have stimulated. Maintaining connection through empathic understanding. The potential for lasting forgiveness. It helps us to find ways to let others know what pain we may experience in relation to something they have said or done.  It does not hold the other person to ransom for their actions, only content when they have said sorry and submitted to our admonishment.  Let's put an end to blame and punishment and instead enter into larger areas of knowing and being through the portal of compassion.

Booking and Details:

Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Date: Sunday 26th of January 2020

Venue: St Luke's Therapy Centre Stroud Gloucestershire

Workshop Price: £75 (deposit/non-refundable £20 payable at point of booking)

Prior Learning/Experience: An understanding of Nonviolent Communication is a prerequisite for my workshops.  This can be through having read Marshall Rosenberg's Book 'Nonviolent Communication, A Language Of Life', the audio book is available on youtube, or having attended a foundation training in NVC.

Refreshments: Tea & Coffee / Soup and Bread Lunch provided (please bring and share some food if you would like to contribute other things for our meal together)

What to bring: Indoor shoes, favourite treats, blanket, and anything which supports your need for comfort.