What if compassion, understanding, harmony, and a sense of possibility were a part of your everyday experience? Do you want to experience an environment and relationships that take good care of power/privilege differences while attending to everyday challenges?
In this 5 week series, you will learn key skills and concepts to help you navigate your most meaningful and most challenging relationships. We will connect, practice skills, and have meaningful discussions that support us in various parts of our lives, including in our homes, our workplaces, and our broader communities. We will practice building trusting relationships and de-escalating conflicts. You will get a chance to enjoy a welcoming & adaptive communal environment. After each of these 2-hour workshops, you will feel energized and empowered.
We'll be drawing on the practices and framework of nonviolent communication (NVC) and mindfulness for this series. Whether or not you have read about either or just want a supportive environment to improve your relationships, this is a great chance to learn invaluable skills. You will have a chance to practice with others who are building their foundations of NVC with a facilitator deeply invested in global social equity.
Attendees of past workshops have shared their increased confidence, ability, and success in engaging with meaningful and difficult conversations and relationships in their lives.
Class topics are catered to your teams' needs.* Many teams like to start with this set:
*All of the material & practices are beginner-friendly!
Past participants say:
Why do I believe in NVC4Teams?
I have taught over a hundred people around the world. No matter the language, culture, or context, there is one thing that makes the most difference in the final outcomes for my students: practice. I can give you the best tools in the world, but if you do not use them and make them your own, then they are useless.
Many people mistakenly believe that "when things get tough, we will rise to the occasion". Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. Effective leaders and groups know that when things get tough, we will fall back on our training. And when members of a group or organization are trained in the same practices, those practices become culture.
This is especially true about communication tools. Your colleague or supervisor might use that special NVC word when you're feeling tense and you'll suddenly realize that they're doing their best to understand you. Together you will fall into a pattern of empathy and awareness of shared purpose in the midst of a heated fight. Even before fights start, when something is bothering you, you'll know that if you ask for 10 minutes of empathy from your loved one, they will understand what you are asking for. This is possible. I have seen it happen plenty of times.
All of us already have relationships before we show up to new classes and workshop series. However, many of us forget this as we enter these new spaces (physical or online). This offering is an invitation from me for you to go back to your existing team(s). Bring them together on this journey of life-changing practices. You will leave with great memories, new skills, and a more empowering culture.