New offerings for the Fall of 2021 combine learning and practice that focuses on participants’ current situations / learning questions. It involves minimal teaching theory and more meeting and supporting you where you are, using the principles of NVC*. I have found that this is an effective way to increase engagement, connection and embodied learning in a group setting. It is requested that you have at least read Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: a language of life or have followed an introductory course.
The following themed practice courses will be facilitated by Cara Crisler or Mirjam Schulpen and start in September 2021 (followed by new or continued courses):
Bridging the Gap Practice Course
Related to current global problems such as systemic racism, climate change and infectious diseases is a growing division among people. We all seem to be touched by it – families, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc. Perhaps you are looking for ways to bridge the gap . . . find connection even when there is little shared reality? In this practice group, we will share our situations, be heard and engage in role-plays, exploring the choices of self-connection, honest expression and empathetic listening.
Inner Conflict Practice Course
Self-Compassion Practice Course
Practice Course for Couples
Practice Course for Coaches
*NVC, developed by Marshall Rosenberg, is a simple, extremely powerful tool for improving communication in all our relationships. It helps us to see clearly what blocks our language from being effective. It teaches us what we can do differently to create mutual understanding, connection, balance, and more.
Cara Crisler and Mirjam Schulpen are both certified NVC trainers, with decades experience facilitating, coaching and mediating. They are both passionate about creating safe spaces for personal discovery, trust-building, honest sharing, conflict resolution, and connection and work with individuals, couples and teams. Cara says:
“NVC has changed my life in the most positive ways in all my roles, including partner, mother, friend, and colleague. It provides me a daily model for compassionate, connecting communication, which I can apply in all of my relationships, including the one I find most important—the one I have with myself.”