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Thursday
03
MAY

NVC from the Inside Out

19:00
21:00
Dharma Friendship Foundation
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An interactive course in an intimate setting designed to offer participants an opportunity to learn and practice skills which reduce conflict and enhance human connection. We will meet for 4 Thursday evenings in May: May 3, 10, 24, 31. Attendance limited to 12.

Course Outline:

Nonviolent Communication is gaining recognition throughout the world as a proven powerful means to speaking truth without blame, listening empathically so people feel heard, and resolving conflicts restoratively and peacefully.

People committed to nonviolence and peace also recognize NVC as a deep spiritual practice. At its core is mindfulness—of the life energy flowing through us; of our intentions; of our values and aspirations. Mindfulness is at the heart of NVC and will be our starting and staying point in this month-long NVC practice course.

Week 1, May 3: We shine the light of awareness on our inner world: the language of life that is always moving through us, and the language patterns that disconnect us from life: black and white thinking, moralistic judgments, blame, enemy images, We will also practice life-connected language that will change our habits, and change our brains.

Week 2, May 10: We will explore the core NVC practices of Self-Empathy and Empathy through group activities and in Empathy Partners.

Week 3, May 17: No class this week but plenty to practice, individually and with Empathy Partners.

Week 4, May 24: Continued practice tuning into our Life energy and becoming more choiceful about how we connect with it: Self-Empathy; Empathy; Expressing our Truth, without blame

Week 5, May 31: More practice, through exercises, roleplays, individual challenges and requests.

Cost & Registration: Sliding Scale $75 to $200. Please register by emailing: jordan@communichi.org. Every effort made to accommodate people of limited financial means. If you wish to support these teachings and are able to help fund scholarships, please register at the high end of the scale. If you are able to fully support these teachings but are unable to also fund scholarships, please choose an amount in the middle of the scale (e.g. $125 or $150). If you need support to attend these teachings, please register at the low end, or contact Jordan@communichi.org. Mail your check (made out to Dharma Friendship Foundation) to the above address, or use our Paypal donation site: http://dharmafriendship.org/donate/. *We endeavor to make this event a safe learning environment for people of differing ages, races, ethnicities, genders, and identities.

Bio: Sura Hart is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication and a leader in the incorporation of Nonviolent Communication in school communities. She offers workshops and trainings throughout the world—in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Central America, Australia, India, and China.

Sura co-authored three books: Respectful Parents: Respectful Kids: The Compassionate Classroom; The No-Fault Classroom. She also co- created The No-Fault Zone® Game for ages 5-95, used in schools, homes and wherever people want to connect.

When not traveling, Sura makes her home in Seattle, Washington, where she supports businesses, organizations, couples and indiiduals—as well as people incarcerated—with skills for strengthening relationships through collaborative communication and restorative conflict resolution.

Email: sura@thenofaultzone.com. Website: www.thenofaultzone.com