The Journey of Nonviolent Communication
A Workshop September 30 – October 1, 2016
Just the word itself, nonviolence, brings to mind the names of Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King — those who exemplified “living nonviolence,” practicing the concept under incredible pressure, in the face of changing human conditions. These leaders personified compassion, the centerpiece of nonviolence.
Living Nonviolence is a workshop for anyone seeking a way of living with compassion and with peace with oneself, with others, and with the world at large. If you’re thinking, “This workshop is not for me. I’m not violent!” then I invite you to observe your self-talk. When you make a ‘mistake’ do you tell yourself things such as “I’m so stupid,” or “I’ll never learn,” or “What’s wrong with me?” Do you ever think equally unkind thoughts about others? Such habitual thoughts and statements are examples of violence.
The question you might then ask yourself becomes, “Would I prefer to live nonviolently?” And if so, “How do I do this?”
- How do I nurture, develop and possibly heal relationships with members of my family?
- How can I be effective and heard in my workplace?
- How can I respond to criticism?
- How do I deal with institutions which seem to demean human value?
Society encourages us to blame and attribute fault to others. However, Marshall Rosenberg, author and originator of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), provides another way to live. NVC teachings and practice provide a way to Living Nonviolence. Join us now and experience new ideas and a greater potential for living with authenticity, freedom, and connection.
In This Workshop
- You will be taught the three pillars of nonviolence: Courage, Truth and Love and how to apply them in your daily life.
- You will explore experientially the value of empathic listening so that you can hear what truly matters to you and to others.
- You will be encouraged to discover and explore those areas in your life where self-talk is violent.
- You will learn to use judgements as a pathway to understanding.
- You will explore experientially the value of using empathy to unlock and release deep pain in the human psyche.
Carlene Robinson is the workshop facilitator and a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication located in Albuquerque, NM. She lives in Nashville with her husband Carl and their big dog Lola!
Dates and Times
- Friday, September 30, 2016, from 1:00 to 6:00 PM
- Saturday, October 1, 2016, from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
- Oasis Center
1704 Charlotte Ave. #200
Nashville, TN 37203
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