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“The violence we see all around us is not only physical, but also verbal, in the way we as a society communicate with others, as well as with ourselves.
Nonviolent communication guides us to a language that is empathic and compassionate. It can offer ways to communicate without the everyday ‘violence’ we experience of criticism, judgment and blame.
Each of us has different needs, and finding ways to get our needs met can give rise to differences with others and conflict. NVC offers ways to identify our needs and those of others, and express those needs in an authentic yet unthreatening way.
This one day course by accredited NVC trainer Lawrence Kershen QC will build your skills in observing challenging situations and how you respond to them, in identifying your own feelings and finding ways to get your needs met, while also identifying and showing empathy and respect for the needs of others.
These are core skills for professionals working in peacebuilding, community development and leadership, conflict transformation and restorative practice; and help all of us to effective and positive relationships in our workplaces, communities, families and personal lives.
Participants will become familiar with a safe and effective structure for communicating along with practical exercises to develop the key skills. By the end of the course these skills and structure will become more integrated into our ordinary conversations, relationships and our daily lives.
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