The first Monday of every Month is open for anyone to attend. All other Mondays are open to those who have read 'Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life' by Marshall B. Rosenberg, http://www.slideshare.net/hajnali3/nonviolent-communicationalanguageoflifemarshallbrosenberg or/and viewed video:
1)Please change your RSVP to 'NO' if you can't make it
2)Food & Drink are on sale, so if bringing your own it's advisable to keep it out of sight.
Please try to arrive at least ten minutes before 6.30pm to enable a prompt start. Do come along and try us out, contributing as much as you're comfortable with.
* Welcome and sharing circle
*Connecting to the feelings and needs which are currently alive in us.
*exercises around inner jackal and outer jackal work & translating this to Giraffe & needs.
*Reflections and feedback
*agreements and closing the circle.
We're close to Russell Square Underground station. Turn left out of Station, then take first left into Herbrand street and see 'Hotel President' entrance at the end of the street, after entering Hotel turn right and see Atrium Bar. I will have the books: 'Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life' & an NVC Workbook on the table.
Feel free to contact me (Cliff) for any reason, my number is[masked] i'll be happy to hear from you:)
Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication is a communication process developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s. NVC often functions as a conflict resolution process. It focuses on three aspects of communication: self-empathy (defined as a deep and compassionate awareness of one's own inner experience), empathy (defined as listening to another with deep compassion), and honest self-expression (defined as expressing oneself authentically in a way that is likely to inspire compassion in others).
NVC is based on the idea that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and only resort to violence or behavior that harms others when they don't recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs.Habits of thinking and speaking that lead to the use of violence (psychological and physical) are learned through culture. NVC theory supposes all human behavior stems from attempts to meet universal human needs and that these needs are never in conflict. Rather, conflict arises when strategies for meeting needs clash. NVC proposes that if people can identify their needs, the needs of others, and the feelings that surround these needs, harmony can be achieved.
While NVC is ostensibly taught as a process of communication designed to improve compassionate connection to others, it has also been interpreted as a spiritual practice, a set of values, a parenting technique, an educational method and a worldview.