Tuesdays, Sept-Oct -- Nonviolent Communication : A 5-Week Series


with Lyndsey Harrington 

Nonviolent Communication (or NVC, as it’s commonly referred to) is a practice that was originated by Marshall Rosenberg in the late 20th century. It offers the notion that deep down, all humans share the same universal needs. If we can learn to connect to those needs within ourselves and each other, we can resolve conflict with more ease and flow. Through the integration of Nonviolent Communication, our language naturally becomes one of harmony and connection over judgment and separation.

This five-week course will explore the beginning concepts of Nonviolent Communication, and through lessons, exercises, role play, and guided meditation, it will provide tools and first-hand experience for integrating NVC into everyday life. And, yes, there will be tea!
Some topics we will explore together:
  • What is NVC?
  • Seeing the Needs Behind Our Actions
  • Translating Our Own and Others’ Judgments Into Unmet Needs
  • The Relationship Between Emotions and Needs
  • The NVC Definition of “Empathy” and How It’s Different
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations
  • Learning to Say “No” / Learning to Hear “No”
  • Drawing Boundaries From a Place of Compassion
  • NVC for Celebration, Not Just Conflict

*This course welcomes absolute beginners, but if you would like more understanding of what the course will cover before you arrive, we encourage you to read the first four chapters of Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life”.


Exchange : $175

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Lyndsey Harrington insists her life was made ten times more wonderful through Nonviolent Communication. Her interest in it was born out of an earlier curiosity: is it possible to feel compassion toward anyone at anytime? How can I integrate the feelings of universality and connection that I feel in my meditation practice into my day-to-day life? When she came across Marshall Rosenberg's book

"Nonviolent Communication" in 2012, she quickly discovered that it could help her live the kind of life she wanted to be living and she has been an enthusiastic, dedicated student of the practice ever since. For the past three years, Lyndsey has been training at the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication and, with joy, she recently joined their team of facilitators. She has been a part of the Maha Rose family in a variety of embodiments: Reiki teacher, Fairy School co-founder, teacher of spellcrafting, and more. This is her first time sharing Nonviolent Communication with the Maha Rose community and she couldn't be more thrilled about it.