Thursday, May 30th -- Tea & Empathy: An Intro to Nonviolent Communication
with Lyndsey Harrington
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practice that was originated by American psychologist Marshall Rosenberg in the late 20th century. It provides us with the tools to live more empathetically, shifting patterns of judgement and blame to compassion and understanding. With NVC, we are invited to live in connection to the feelings and needs that drive our every word and action, and to become curious about what might be driving the words and actions of others. We can learn to understand and advocate for ourselves on a deep level, cultivate more harmony and compassion in our relationships, and approach the world with an increased spirit of generosity.
This workshop will introduce the key elements that are at the heart of a Nonviolent Communication practice. With a warming cup of tea (and possibly some sweets) in hand, we will discuss and begin to practice the foundations of this new language.
*No prior Nonviolent Communication knowledge necessary for this workshop.
**Participants are encourage to bring fed bellies, and a notebook & pen.