Introduction to Compassionate Communication Workshop
By Patty LaTaille
The practices of Non Violent Communication (NVC) is a language and consciousness of compassion that can dramatically improve our relationships, both personal and professional. NVC focuses our attention on what is “alive” in this moment; what you are feeling and the needs behind it, and what the other person is feeling and his/her needs rather than focusing on judgment— who is right and who is wrong. Alternative responses to “shaming” and “blaming” are demonstrated, while figuring out the needs that motivate our “life-serving” or “life-alienating” behaviors.
“Introduction to Compassionate Communication”
Sat, Oct 17, 9-5pm
SMA location TBA
US$50 or 850 pesos, lunch included
Contact Wendy Coulson
NVC leads us to a deep connection between people that flows from honestly and vulnerably expressing our own feelings and needs, and empathically listening to the other person’s feelings and needs. NVC has the power to transform lives and bring a clarity and connection to our conversations. Certain aspects of compassionate communication will empower individuals to truly connect with their authentic consciousness, by practicing self-empathy to help meet our and others’ needs—leading to understanding and harmony in our daily lives.
Participants will enjoy learning and practicing basic nonviolent communication, including:
• Recognizing life-alienating language and thoughts
• Making observations without evaluations
• Identifying and expressing feelings
• Connecting feelings to our own needs
• Requesting what would meet our needs and enrich life
• Honestly expressing our own feelings and needs
• Empathically listening to others’ feelings and needs.
Patty LaTaille and Wendy Coulson, two Rotary Peace Fellowship alumni, will be offering a one day “Introduction to Compassionate Communication Workshop,” on Saturday, October 17, from 9am to 5pm, which is based on Marshall Rosenberg’s book, “Nonviolent Communication: The Language of Life.” This workshop will examine the basics of conflict-and resolution-that are rooted in communication styles.
To register, bring your full payment to Natura SMA at 39 Ancha de San Antonio 39, Mon, Sat 9-6:30pm, or contact Wendy Coulson at firstname.lastname@example.org.