submitted by Alice & Bob Smith
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION CLASS
SEPT.17 – OCT.15 Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHAT IS “COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION”?
Compassionate Communication is another name for Nonviolent Communication (NVC), the program founded by Marshall Rosenberg, PH.D. It is based on historical principles of nonviolence – the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. It reminds us what we instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.
With Compassionate Communication we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening – to ourselves as well as others – we discover the depth of our compassion.
Compassionate Communication can be seen as both a spiritual practice and a concrete set of skills. We learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what we are needing, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer want to use the language of blame, judgment or domination.
WHAT WILL WE DO IN THIS SERIES OF CLASSES?
• View and respond to video presentations
• Consider Transactional Analysis (Parent-Adult-Child) and how it relates to Compassionate Communication
• Use a visual-auditory-kinesthetic tool to fully experience Compassionate Communication.
• Practice, practice, practice to learn this new language
Please use the sign-up sheet behind the coffee urns so we will have enough hand-outs. Contact Alice and Bob Smith firstname.lastname@example.org with questions