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Hearing No, Saying No: An all day NVC Immersion with Roberta Wall
Sun, March 19, 2017, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Hearing No, Saying No in Asheville
You are invited to register for this day of living and practicing NVC for those of you who are already familiar with NVC, I invite you to join me on Saturday, March 19th in Asheville for a day of accompanying each other in the energy of empathy, compassion and presence. We will focus on Hearing No, Saying No, using NVC.
Hearing No, Saying No in the Mideast
At the recently completed NVC International Intensive Training (IIT) in the West Bank, I heard “no” in many forms and watched that “no” trigger deep pain and separation.
And I wondered over and over, what does it take for us to hear the other person’s feelings and needs in their words, rather than hearing a “no” . Even when our pain and fear from our history are telling us that we are hearing a “no” to our core needs?
And I watched the spiraling that occurs when each person responds as if they have heard a “no” to their feelings and needs. The situation escalates or shuts down- anger, despair, and separation result. And, in the Mideast, war.
In this day of NVC practice together, I would like to use NVC to go inside ourselves and explore what inner healing we can do to make it easier to not hear “no.” What are the inner sources in our inner makeup that hear others’ with ears of despair, of expectation of never having our needs met, of self images of ourselves as victims? All this and more is the inner climate to “hearing no” as well as our fear of saying no.
And we will also use NVC to put on our giraffe ears facing out to the other person- both in service of hearing each others’ feelings and needs instead of "no", and in service of expressing our feelings and needs in ways that are less likely to be heard as “no.”
Space is limited, so please register today if you’d like to join!
Practice Hint: With our giraffe ears on, we never hear or say no! We hear and say yes to the needs we guess others are trying to meet, and the needs we are attempting to meet, in whatever response or request we hear or make.
Saturday, March 19th from 10 AM to 4 PM. The requested fee is $100. Scholarships and sliding scale are available. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The prerequisite for this day is completion of an NVC training course either online or in person with Roberta or any other NVC trainer. We will send you links to online courses if you wish to complte this or review this before March 19.
Save the Dates: Roberta's first on line class with the NVCAcademy:
Rooms in the Same House :
NVC & Buddhism - Interweaving Practices - Interdependent Paths
6 week NVC Academy online course
April 5- May 17, 2017, Wednesdays , 7-9 pm EST
Roberta's first workshops in Raleigh/Durham area:
May 22-23, 2017