Saturday, Jan 25 6:30-8:30 pm
Hello NVC Friends!
I was gifted a very neat workbook for NVC Facilitators (thank you Bonnie!) and I’d like to start bringing some of the suggested exercises to our group.
In this meetup, we will be focusing on intention. The practice of NVC entails an intention to connect compassionately with ourselves and with others, and an ability to keep our attention in the present moment – which includes being aware that sometimes in this present moment we are recalling the past, or imagining a future possibility.
I will lead the group in a few activities centered around intention.
I hope you can join me!]]>
Saturday, Jan 11 6:30-8:30 pm
Hello NVC Friends!
I am inspired by a conversation I had yesterday with someone on NVC about this message from Marshall.
If you watch or listen to Marshall’s workshops on YouTube (yes, the really long 8-hour ones), he reminds the participants a few times that practicing NVC may not necessarily make one seem like a “nice” person to others. That is because, using NVC, we can state our feelings and needs in tough situations and sometimes the other person won’t like hearing our feelings and needs. That’s ok.
From my own experience, if I hide my feelings and needs, it can sometimes squeak out later and make a bigger mess than if I had addressed it head-on. It really depends on each individual person though…if you are the type that can confront others, how can you do with more judiciously and with the right intention. If you never speak up, how can you speak up even if you get push-back from others who aren’t used to this?
There’s also another aspect to this which the picture alludes to. Being “nice” in certain situations could lead to suboptimal decisions made by groups. Gandhi, who led the nonviolent protests against British rule would certainly not have helped lead India to freedom by being “nice”. So, there’s a whole social and public aspect to this. I’m not sure we’ll get into that in this session. But just know that it’s there.
That being said, I haven’t gotten the exact details of the lesson/practice plan figured out but lets meet, discuss, and develop our skills in this area.
I hope you can join me!]]>
MAKE PEACE WITH MONEY RETREAT DETAILS
When: February 29th to March 1st, 2020
Time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Where: Our Family Services, 5049 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85711
Tuition: Take advantage of the early bird discount $250.
Day/Date/Time: Saturday, Oct 19, 2019 from 1:00pm -3:00pm
Location: First Congregational Church, 216 E Gurley St, Prescott, Az
Facilitators: Sharon Seymour 928-499-8210 and Rachel Garmon 928-639-4399
Would you like to be able to hear others and speak your mind in a clear and kind way without needing to be defensive or go on the attack? Find more ease in everyday conversations. Stay focused on what really matters to you and listen for the concerns behind other’s words.]]>
Nonviolent Communication And The Enneagram
From Unconscious Reactivity To Open-Hearted Essence
With Jean Morrison, Catherine Tornbom, and Sylvia Haskvitz
Find out more about the trainers.Saturday, October 12th & Sunday, October 13th, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.Dancing the Soul; 950 Jersey St; Denver, CO 80220
Registration Information and Online Enrollment.
Come experience a unique integration of two powerful tools. Whether you are new to NVC, the Enneagram, or both, you will walk away with new insights. If you already have experience, you will leave with further integration. Join us in an extraordinary workshop opportunity with three outstanding international trainers.
These trainers will offer information and experiential exercises to:Explore the 9 different personality types and how they interactUnderstand your dynamics and patterns and demystify your strugglesLighten up and take yourself and others less seriouslyIdentify your needs and understand the needs of othersDevelop more acceptance and empathy for yourself and othersIncrease your EQ (emotional intelligence) by learning which of the nine points of view impact your perceptions of the world
Jean Morrison: www.nvcsantacruz.org www.groktheworld.com
Jean Morrison, MA, CNVC Certified Trainer, is the co-developer of the wildly popular NVC games set – GROK. She has been providing trainings, consultation, and mediation for diverse groups and organizations for the past 23 years. Since her childhood in rural Northern California, Jean has had strong values for compassionate communication, personal responsibility, healthy lifestyle, honest expression, clarity, playful connections, resourceful living, creativity, and life-long learning. These values are the core of her work with her clients and her personal projects.
Her range of work experiences include: past co-ordinator for the Alternatives to Violence Project at San Quentin State Prison and the introduction of NVC to their Pre-Release Program; staff trainings, public retreats, and month-long Workscholar Leader in Mindful Communication at the world-renowned Esalen Retreat facility in Big Sur, CA; business consulting and retreat design; trainings for educators and parents; facilitated dialogues for couples and families; and personal coaching sessions.
Jean’s work integrates whole brain learning and thinking, experiential learning and interactive games, lifestyle management, and the Enneagram system of personality studies. She is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 1989. She co-founded the non-profit NVC Santa Cruz, and she is currently creating products and materials to support compassionate communication around the world.
Catherine Tornbom: www.ourfamilyservices.org/center/
Catherine Tornbom is a mediator, trainer, and organization consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is currently the manager for the Center for Community Dialogue & Training, a program of Our Family Services, in Tucson, Arizona. The Center’s purpose is to help Southern Arizonans talk about challenging issues in a skilled, civil and respectful way. The Center is a social good enterprise that invests its profits into Our Family’s programs that eliminate homelessness in Tucson. She oversees a full range of dialogue, restorative practices and alternative dispute resolution services, as well as a full catalogue of communication and conflict resolution trainings. She is a certified Enneagram Instructor in the Narrative Tradition.
Sylvia Haskvitz: www.nvccalf.com
A CNVC Certified Trainer/Assessor with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Sylvia has offered trainings worldwide for 30 years, including the highly rated NVC workshops at the Center for Community Dialogue. Her NVC inspired book, Eat By Choice Not By Habit, is now available in four languages. She has also authored a chapter called Enemy Images in the book Healing Our Planet, Healing Ourselves. She was among the first CNVC certified trainers and has offered workshops and training for Israelis and Palestinians in the Middle East and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Sylvia resisted studying the Enneagram for many years when Jean got excited about it. After overcoming her resistance she realized what a powerful tool it is in understanding the many vantage points from which people may see the world. Now when Sylvia works with couples and teams using the NVC process and consciousness, she incorporates the Enneagram because it helps people move easily from judgment to acceptance.Registration Information And Online Enrollment
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For more information about the program, or if you wish to pay by check, or make other payment arrangements, contact:
Susan Jennings at 303.941.6414.
Mary Ellen Arthur at 303.913.2521.
Gender’s Role on Street Giraffe
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
I am becoming more and more aware of how cultural gender norms play into using NVC and what types of language, facial expressions, mannerisms one feels comfortable enough with to use in real life.
I am going to try to get someone more qualified than I am to be a part of this discussion. It may require them “remoting” in from another area to speak with us.
If I can’t get someone to do that, then I’ll figure something else out and get busy reading and learning. AND…we can brainstorm together what might work for different genders.
I don’t have the exact plan ready yet, but I know that I (and hopefully you) will get something out of this challenging yet important topic.
I’ll send out my address the day before the actual meeting. It will be held in my apartment which is near Scottsdale Road and Curry Road in north Tempe. I generally keep it a little on the warm side in my apartment because I don’t like taking more fossil fuels out of the ground and warming our planet. So, please dress appropriately.
People who are new to NVC: please start reading or listening to anything by Marshall Rosenberg. He also has many YouTube videos if you haven’t yet bought his main book called Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life.
Friday, August 9, 2019
NVC Practice Session
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Hello NVC Group!
The last practice group session was very rewarding for me. Let’s do it again.
We’ll meet and practice going through our own real-life scenarios that perhaps warrant some NVC. We’ll go through the 4-part process and possibly use some other NVC tools if necessary.
I’ll lead you through a writing exercise first and then those people who want help with or just to share their scenario can share with the group. The group can then pitch in with NVC feeling and need guesses to help the person identify those things.
You don’t have to share what you write but if you want to share it to get feedback from the group, you can.
Please bring a needs and a feelings list, a pad of paper, and a writing utensil.
Needs list: https://www.cnvc.org/Training/needs-inventory
Feelings list: https://www.cnvc.org/sites/default/files/feelings_inventory_0.pdf
I look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, August 23, 2019
NVC Game Creation
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
This meetup will be FUN!
Let’s be creative and try to brainstorm and maybe create an NVC game. Your wildest and most off-the-wall ideas are welcome! This could take a few different sessions to complete and a mini project plan to actually make it once we’ve settled on an idea. However, we could play the game at future meetings when we are feeling like we need more fun.
At this game creation meetup, we can practice saying “Yes, and…” to other peoples’ ideas (see earlier “Yes, and…” NVC meetup for why this is useful in NVC https://www.meetup.com/phxnvc/events/260373191/).
I’ll send out my address once you sign up and before the actual meeting. It will be held in my apartment which is near Scottsdale Road and Curry Road in north Tempe.
I’d love it for you to attend. People who are new to NVC: please start reading or listening to anything by Marshall Rosenberg. He also has many YouTube videos if you haven’t yet bought his main book called Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life.
I’d love it for you to attend. People who are new to NVC: please start reading anything by Marshall Rosenberg. He also has many YouTube videos if you haven’t yet bought his main book.
Please bring $1 to add to the collection to help Joseph upkeep this meetup group.]]>
Fri, Jun 14, 2019, 10:00 AM –
Sun, Jun 16, 2019, 4:00 PM MDT
26 Synergia Road
Santa Fe, NM 87508
$427.50 – $752.50
If you would like to learn practices for deepening relationships, developing more effective communication skills, and cultivating an embodied leadership presence, continue reading…
David Weinstock is a certified international trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Somatic Coach, Aikido Instructor and a Master Goldsmith. He will be leading three days of intensive practices integrating Nonviolent Communication and his original work, Somatic Consensus. To learn more about David and his trainings,click here. Woven into his workshops are the time-honored lessons of mastery and conflict resolution distilled from the peaceful art of Aikido.
Focus of this workshop is:
The venue is Synergia Ranch a unique and innovative retreat center near beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico, that incorporates organic and farm fresh meals. It is the setting for this one of a kind training and embodied nonviolent communication. To see more about the location, click here.
Travel time from Santa Fe airport is a 15-minute drive. From Albuquerque allow an hour travel time. There is plenty of parking at the retreat center. Maps and details to follow.
Tuition assistance available on request. Payment plan options contact Karen Starz
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Karen Starz via text, call (505) -379-2771, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dates: April 6-7
Time: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: Marriott Courtyard Sedona
Hedy will revitalize your presentation skills and empower you to inspire your audience
Why should you attend?
Acquire an empowering stance and a variety of skills to grow your confidence
Discover how to get “unstuck” from what has kept you back from performing at your very best
Learn how to flow into your own style and authentic approach to communication
Transform your own life through the power of communicating
Take your presentations to a newer, deeper level
Is the training a good fit for you?
This training is a good fit for presenters of any kind, and anyone interested in personal development
and communication skills. However, this training is especially a good fit if you are “sort of
comfortable” giving presentations, and you wish to grow your confidence, genuineness, and
boldness to make the most powerful connection with your audience. Witness Hedy in action, with
her 30+ years presenting workshops, trainings, lectures and keynote speeches.
INFO: Patty at TLC (305) 604-0010; or Kimberly at (928) 274-0757
Screening of the award-winning documentary “Hedy & Yumi: Crossing the Bridge”
April 3, 2019, at 7pm, at the Mary D. Fisher Theater
Watch the trailer: https://www.hedyyumi.com/documentary
Imagine being part of a community practicing nonviolence together, living interdependently with the earth, and supporting people of all ages from all around the world to experience mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication in action.
Imagine waking up to wilderness right outside your door, taking a drink of fresh spring water from the land, having a breakfast of organic food that you helped grow, and joining others for a standing meditation in the morning sun, before getting to your tasks for the day on the farm.
Now imagine, you could actually live that life starting this June! We are excited to announce an opening for an intern, or an intern couple, to join us here at Wild! Heart Farm & Refuge, starting in June. This is a unique opportunity to live, learn, work, and play at the intersection of mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, social and environmental justice, wilderness, and organic farming.
Want to learn more? Come to our info meeting (see box below). There, we will give an overview of our internship program, hear from our current intern, Ben, and answer your questions live.