Steffen

Organizer

Location:

Mullica Hill, NJ
Hometown: Lorsch/Hessen

Organizer since:

April 25, 2011

Have you read or listened to Nonviolent Communications by Marshall Rosenberg?

The book as well as its CD version. I highly recommend the five IIT live CDs at cnvc.org! In addition to self-study groups, and workshops I have run, I participate in 1st Monday and intensives offered by nycnvc.org.

How would you describe the Observations, Feeling, Needs, Requests model? How have you experienced it?

The OFNR allows me to be more compassionate towards myself and others. Especially understanding that whatever someone does, it is to meet a need, even if I don't understand it or agree with the action. Seeing someone receive empathy is powerful, IMO!

Do you have an empathy buddy or someone you occasionally or more frequently practice NVC with?

Yes. I have had an empathy buddy relation for two years with one individual. And I have been running a practice group since 2009? for a more formal sharing of the experiences.

What are you wanting to achive by participating in this meetup?

Continually improve my natural use of NVC concepts. By applying them deliberately, it helps me learn and reinforce them. By sharing and explaining to others, it works even better. Its one thing to (think I) know something; another to teach it.

What are you willing to contribute to the group to enhance this meetup and participant's experiences?

My presence, willingness to facilitate, experiences, empathy, compassion. My silent attention--by allowing you to speak, I believe you are more likely to get to what's alive in you than by expecting you to listening to me.

Introduction

I came across Nonviolent Communications by accident :) in 2007. Reading chapter 1's NVC in Action hooked me initially, and experiences with NVC have inspired me to participate in other activities and offerings. I have lead several workshops.


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