Do you want to create more joy in your life?
Do you want to transform conflicts into:
- Self-awareness and choices in life?
- Connection with children, family and friends?
- Collaboration and win-win situations at work?
If you answered yes to any question above, come join the upcoming “Fundamentals of NonViolent Communication” course! NVC offers tools to help us evolve steadily towards collaborative and respectful relationships — enhancing peace, understanding, synergy, productivity and creativity.
This course is co-facilitated by four Center for NonViolent Communication Certification Candidates. This is a new initiative by Houston NVC to support future leaders in NVC. Come support our candidates and the vision of Marshall Rosenberg, founder of NVC!
What is this?
This is a highly interactive, discussion-based exploration of Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life, 3rd Ed.” (Puddle Dancer Press, 2015). Rosenberg’s compassionate communication framework is a powerful tool we can use to make authentic, heart-to-heart connections. Being heard, understood and accepted is one of the most powerful gifts we can offer one another. It is also a gift that those around us desperately need.
Together, we will form an online learning community in which we can apply what we’ve read about with real people in real conversation. This community provides an opportunity to create peace in the world by creating peace within ourselves, as well as between ourselves and all with whom we speak. Reading, reflection, and review homework provide participants with the opportunity to make the most of the weekly online interactions, which will focus on practice and application.
What are the expected outcomes for participants?
- Experience less painful and shorter conflicts
- Move from conflict to mutual strategies
- Spend more time in connection with others and yourself
- Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires
- Have your needs expressed and understood
- Translate accusations into dialogues & requests
- Increase harmony and understanding among others
- Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts
- Have more fun, joy and pleasure in relationships and in life
Who is this for?
This is an excellent foundational workshop for the beginner or a sound refresher for returning practitioners. The people who will get the most out of the experience are those who read along in advance of each week’s session and come ready and willing to risk trying the things they read about in a real conversation with a real person.
When will this series of events occur?
We will be meeting remotely via Zoom Sundays November 28, 2021 to January 30 2022, from 10am to 12 pm Central/Houston Time. There will be no sessions on December 26, 2021 and January 2, 2022.
What is unique about this course?
The November 2021 edition of this course will be offered by a team of four facilitators. Members of this team come from different cultural and professional backgrounds. They live in four different continents, spanning across four time zones, and speaking eleven languages among them. They enthusiastically call themselves a group of “United Friends of NVC”! Participants are sure to get a truly cross-cultural experience of NVC.
Learn More About Your Facilitators
Siddharth Shah, calls himself SID, short for Sensitive In Directness! This is his eternal struggle and an aspiration for himself. NVC is a means for him to live this sensitivity without being indirect or compromising his authenticity. Sid is a founder of AneKant Labs. AneKant is a term from Jainism which means there are multiple realities/perspectives to our experiences. Understanding others’ perspectives is at the heart of empathy and compassion. Sid gives the gift of multiple perspectives to his clients through his work in coaching and facilitation. He is on a mission to reduce hate and spread compassion in his area of influence. Email: email@example.com Website: anekantlabs.org
Dr. Mark A. Friedman is inspired to create and live in a world of Beloved Community where authentic, joyful giving and receiving contribute to creating the richest
of lives for all people. As the founder of Rise Above and Deliver, Mark works with individuals empowering them to live creative, bold and prosperous lives, and with communities and organizations guiding them to fully realize their visions. Mark is a Certified Life/Project Coach, a Certification Candidate with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), a Certified Kingian Nonviolence (KNV) trainer, a frequent head coach in the Landmark Self Expression and Leadership Program (SELP), and a computer scientist — who values causing transformation, leadership and community.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.drmaf.com
Luciana Martins – Lu is a business entrepreneur, a language teacher, Karma Sannyasin and Satyananda Yoga teacher, Vedanta student, Mindfulness trainer (MMTCP), potter and nature lover. On the CNVC Certification path, NVC has been a way to invite a sense of choice and freedom in her work and life, connecting more deeply with herself, others and the systemic world around hers. Having lived in 9 different countries, she has developed a deep appreciation for different perspectives and cultures and feels “at home” facilitating NVC in different languages and environments – from corporations to groups, exploring together ways to apply and integrate Nonviolent Communication into daily life challenges, relationships, business, education, parenting, trauma and social change.
Kevin SL Wong – Kevin is a Hong Kong Chinese native currently residing in Berlin, Germany. He had years of experience being drowned out by conflicts at work, as a software product manager in data science. He had zero clue how others gave feedback on him being “too nice” whilst at the same time being “too much of a pain to work with”. NVC changed everything as Kevin grew in self acceptance, and confidence in relating to others. Currently, he is a coach aspiring to transform the workplace with NVC. He dreams of spreading NVC someday to Chinese speaking communities around the world.
Email: email@example.com Website: begleitung.me
What is the tuition for this course?
The requested tuition is $180 USD per participant for the 8 week series. You will also need to buy a copy of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life.
Houston NVC supports all economic levels as we understand people come from different countries and different economic circumstances. We do not turn away participants due to financial need.
Please contact Mark (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make a request for tuition assistance or a payment plan, as needed.