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.

Exchange: $40

S I G N  U P  O N L I N E  

Lyndsey Harrington has been passionately dedicated to Nonviolent Communication since she first encountered it in 2012. Growing up with a deep love for meditation and alternative healing, she found herself yearning for a practice that could bridge the sense of loving unity she felt with the world during her meditations and maintaining that sense of connection amidst everyday human life as she knew it. For her, Nonviolent Communication is that bridge. In 2012, while living in Brooklyn, Lyndsey encountered Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication” through a friend. In 2015, she began studying with the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication and then, in 2017, joined their team as a workshop facilitator/trainer. She has facilitated several NYCNVC intensives, supported the organization as a course coordinator, and has led and co-led NVC practice groups in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. Lyndsey has considered Maha Rose her healing home for the past five years. There, she has taught Reiki, practical magick, Nonviolent Communication, and more. She is also one of the co-founders of Maha Rose’s Fairy School.