What will the workshop cover?
This workshop is an experiential introduction into the major concepts of Compassionate Communication. A series of exercises will introduce participants to the concepts of observations, feelings, needs, and requests as a framework for empathic conversation and authentic expression. Participants will experience the potential for deep connections that build trust and cut through conflict. Compassionate Communication follows the practices introduced by Marshall Rosenberg in his seminal book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.
What is NVC?
Nonviolent Communication (also called Compassionate Communication) is an approach to communication that emphasizes compassion as the motivation for action rather than fear, guilt, shame, blame, coercion, threat or justification for punishment. In other words, it is about getting what you want for reasons you will not regret later. NVC is NOT about getting people to do what we want. It is about creating a quality of connection that gets everyone’s needs met through compassionate giving.
What are the benefits of NVC?
NVC helps individuals to develop deeper relationships with others and themselves. It is a language of connection, one which has helped many find inner peace, understand and request needs appropriately, and develops skills required for difficult conversations.
Learn more at: https://compassionatepittsburgh.org/benefits-of-nvc/