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Communication Dojo - 4-week Series: "Asking & Receiving, Yes & No", starts...

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This is a 4-week committed series. Class times/dates: 7pm to 9pm on Tuesday Jan 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Sliding Scale pricing - The sliding scale pricing means we'd love to receive $340 per person for the series, since this price is chosen to support the sustainability of the Communication Dojo. However, we also want to be able to welcome those for whom the $340 price is not affordable, so we're making a range of ticket prices available.

Asking for What You Want * Turning Awareness of Your Needs into Action * Responding to "Yes" and "No" * Saying "Yes" and "No" in a Way that Maximizes Connection *

What better way to start 2020 than to get clear on what you really want, and to move into taking action to make it happen? What changes do you want to bring to your personal or professional life? What social changes or changes in the world do you want to contribute to?

What do you want to ask for? Who are you willing to ask? What stops you asking? What do you want to say “Yes” to, and where is your honest answer a “No”? Making requests is often necessary if we want to give others the opportunity to support us. The risk of hearing “No” to our requests is one of many reasons we do not ask. Also, when others ask things of us we can be afraid to ever say “No” – thus putting us at risk of growing exhaustion or resentment. In this series we’ll practice making requests, and saying and hearing “No,” in a way that maintains and grows connection between us.

The Communication Dojo is a learning environment designed for everyone, regardless of prior experience with "Connected Communication" (aka "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC)). This four week committed series format allows you opportunities to practice what you're learning between classes then to come back the next week with questions. You'll build skills, knowledge, and community week by week.

As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others will weaken and defeat you.— Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. This is not a lecture series. The teaching is highly interactive and there will be plenty of experiential learning in pairs and/or small groups - “learning by doing.”

Some features of the Communication Dojo:

*Efficient use of class time to maximize learning
*High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.
*Minimal reliance on “jargon” i.e. language that might be confusing or alienating for those not familiar with NVC.
*Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong” or “Trying to do it right.”

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