Independently Sponsored Workshop Detail
Nonviolent Communication Fundamentals Class
Presenter: Gary Baran Certified Trainer with the Center for NVC
Start Date: September 10, 2012
End Date: November 26, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM–9:00 PM
338 Hwy 99 North,
Eugene, OR 97402
Cost: Free Workshop
Contact: Gary Baran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Imagine connecting with the human spirit in each person in any situation.
Imagine interacting with others in a way that allows everyone's needs to be equally valued. Imagine creating organizations and life-serving systems responsive to our needs and the needs of our environment.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. The process of NVC helps connect us with what is alive in ourselves and in others moment-to-moment, with what we or others could do to make life more wonderful, and with an awareness of what gets in the way of natural giving and receiving. NVC strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others and resolve conflicts by focusing on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.
(More information about Nonviolent Communication is available at www.cnvc.org.)
As a result of participating in this class you can expect to be able to:
•Identify and avoid some common blocks to compassionate connection
•Distinguish between needs and wants
•Make clear requests in positive action language
•Say “No” in a way that will increase the chances of it being heard by another
•Express (and receive) gratitude in a fuller way than most of us have learned to do
•…and much, much more!
About the class:
Dates: Every Monday evening for 12 weeks beginning September 10, 2012
Time: 7-9 pm
Location: Sponsors, Inc.,338 Hwy 99 North, Eugene, OR 97402 (near Roosevelt)
Fee: In times past I generally would have set a fee at somewhere in the range of $100-$150 for the class but I am offering this class on a donation basis, in the spirit of a gift economy which is in harmony with the principles of Nonviolent Communication. I invite you to give what you enjoy giving. I plan to contribute half of whatever I receive to Sponsors, Inc. and to use the rest to defer my expenses.
Size limit: The class will be limited to 20 participants.
Texts: The texts for this class are Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (2nd edition) by Marshall B. Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication Workbook by Lucy Leu, both published by PuddleDancer Press and available from the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org), Amazon, and many local bookstores. (Retail price for the books is $38. Amazon’s price for both books is $22.36, plus shipping.) I believe some copies are also available in the Eugene Public Library. Clients and staff of Sponsors, Inc. may borrow the books from Sponsors.
If you would like to participate in this class, please complete the following and email it to
me. If there is still space open in the class, I will confirm your registration by email.
APPLICATION FOR MONDAY NIGHT NVC CLASS, SEPTEMBER 10-
NOVEMBER 26, 2012
Certified Trainer with the Center for NVC
Gary has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for
Nonviolent Communication for 16 years and served as executive director of the Center
from 1998 until 2006; a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (inactive); and a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. For the last two years he has been part of a team of volunteers teaching Nonviolent Communication to inmates at the
Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem.
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