“The objective of NVC is to create a relationship based on honesty and empathy.”
– Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
Non-Violent Communication / Compassionate Communication Introduction Workshop with Steve Jupp.
Tuesday 27th July,
7.15 to 9.30pm,
Friends’ Meeting House, Bath Place
Would you like to learn to communicate more effectively with less misunderstandings and find more win-win solutions?
Compassionate (or Nonviolent) Communication creates powerful connections between people. It’s based on the work of Dr Marshal Rosenberg who wrote the book ”Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”. It’s a different way of communicating and looking at the world without judging or blaming but, instead, speaking and listening from your heart.
The Transition Town organisation website says: “non-violent communication is a key skill”. It has been introduced alongside many TT initiatives and is often seen as a valuable means to help develop powerful and constructive relationships with local groups or individuals who may have been viewed as hostile.
Although Compassionate Communication is, on one level, a simple, learnable tool, the underlying intentions of self-awareness and connection, which it encourages us to take into the world, can have a profound effect on our lives.
During our evening together you will hear about the basics of Compassionate Communication and some examples of how it works. More importantly you will get the chance to experience it for yourself. You may find it helpful to bring along an example of an interaction with someone which you didn’t enjoy, for example in a shop or with a colleague at work.
Steve Jupp worked for many years as a Human Resources Director in the NHS. He often saw people working under very difficult circumstances who were frustrated about their working life and their ability to communicate their deepest hopes and fears in a way which was satisfying for them. Since leaving the NHS he has developed a deep appreciation and experience of the Compassionate Communication process. He finds it helps him and others in their personal relationships, at work and in conversations with the wider world. He now enjoys working with and supporting others who also want to lead constructive and peaceful lives.
The event is free but please register your interest with Fran Hicks (firstname.lastname@example.org).