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Saturday, May 23, 2009

VIDEO: Marshall Rosenberg NVC Role Play

by @ 9:24 am. Filed under Nonviolence, Nonviolent Communication

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Communicating Compassionately in a World of Conflict June 12, 2009 – Providence, RI

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under Nonviolence, Nonviolent Communication

There are still a few seats available for my upcoming conflict resolution/NVC workshop in Providence, RI.  It is sponsored by the Community Mediation Center of Rhode Island.   If you know folks who might be interested, please pass this along to them.

Here is the description and registration information:

Communicating Compassionately in a World of Conflict

June 12, 2009: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Location: Save the Bay, 100 Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people. We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us,” instead of taking responsibility for our feelings independent of another person. We struggle to understand our own needs in the moment, or to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats, or coercion.

At best, communicating and thinking this way can create misunderstanding and frustration. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression, and even emotional or physical violence.

Through this workshop, you’ll learn to transform the thinking, language, and moralistic judgments that keep you from the enriching relationships that you dream of. The 4-Part NVC process provides a unique, yet simple, framework to get “unstuck” in those trying moments.

You’ll start to resolve conflicts with ease more easily get what you want without using demands, begin to hear the needs of others with less struggle, strengthen your personal and professional relationships, and start living to your fullest potential.

Transform Conflict in your home, Workplace, School or in your community in real connections:

In the Workplace:
-Resolve Workplace Conflict easily and effectively
-Initiate difficult conversations with ease and confidence
-Improve workplace morale

In Your Home:
-Reduce family conflicts
-Hear the needs behind your child’s “no”
-Clearly express your needs in a way your family will hear
-Create more intimacy in your relationships

In Your School:
-Improve safety, trust and co-operation in the classroom
-Empower kids to resolve or prevent conflicts on their own
-Improve parent-teacher relations
-Create connections

In Your Community:
-Effectively mediate cross-cultural concerns
-Transform enemy images into mutually satisfying negotiations
-Resolve conflicts peacefully

You do not need to be a mediator in order to attend this training; this training is open to the public! The cost is $65 for CMCRI volunteers and $95 for the general public.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. NASW-Rhode Island Chapter has awarded this training with 6.5 CEU credits. You must attend the full workshop to obtain CEU credits. To register for this training, please call (401) 273-9999 or email Victoria Moreno-Jackson at vmoreno-jackson@cmcri.org.

You can download the registration form at www.speakcompassion.com

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