Based on the seminal work of Marshall Rosenberg, this weekend workshop will provide participants with a basic grounding in the theory and practice of Nonviolent Communication. Nonviolent Communication offers a way of approaching the basic flow of life: expressing and receiving. Its root is compassion and understanding for ourselves and others. During the weekend, we will exercise our ability to notice what we are feeling, identify needs in a situation, communicate our needs clearly, make requests, and learn to elicit compassionately the needs of others. Skillful listening to ourselves and others invite us to greater self-awareness and self-compassion, and a growing ability to live compassionately in all our relationships.
Practicing Nonviolent Communication will help you to:
Create and sustain fulfilling relationships;
Remain open to others in response to painful judgments and criticisms;
Express yourself clearly so that you are most likely to be heard;
Listen more attentively to others to get at their underlying needs;
Meet with compassion people whose actions seem unjust or oppressive; and
Empathize with others and not judge yourself.
Stephen Michael Tumolo studied Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg and Robert Gonzales, and he has been sharing it for over 15 years. He leads Heart-to-Heart, a community organization that empowers people, in and outside of correctional facilities, with skills needed for living increasingly free and creative lives.
Geraldine Scott is a registered nurse with over 30 years experience as a public health educator, serving in community health, advocacy, and health education nationally and internationally. Currently serving as President of Heart-to-Heart, Geraldine offers trainings in mindfulness practices, meditation and Nonviolent Communication, in and out of correctional facilities.