Teachers Jim Lovell-Smith and Valerie Wycoff
*based on the model of Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication
We’re passionate about life-long learning, creating respectful and loving relationships, and fostering care and justice in the world. Are you?
In our Communicate with Compassion workshops, you will learn and practice tools that can improve relationships with yourself, your co-workers, and your friends and family.
- Identify common ways of speaking that disconnect
- Practice self-awareness and self-compassion
- Learn to express honestly so that others can hear
- Learn to listen with empathy
- Move from blame and judgment to connection
- Make clear actionable requests
We (Valerie and Jim) have been studying and practicing NVC since 2008 and have immense gratitude for how it has supported our marriage, strengthened our connections with friends and increased our self-compassion. We are candidates for Certification with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. To read more about us, click here. To learn more about NVC in Aotearoa/NZ, visit www.nvc.org.nz
Online Course – Communicate 4 Connection
In this time of isolation, are you noticing how much your relationships matter?
What if you could use this time to enrich your ability to connect?
On this online course we’ll practise caring for ourselves and others as we express honestly and listen with empathy using the basics of Nonviolent Communication.
Course runs from 10am till noon on Thursday mornings beginning Thursday 16 April and ending on Thursday 28 May.
Course costs are $140 – $280. We invite you to consider your personal circumstances and contribute as generously as you are comfortable.
To register for Communicate 4 Connection, click this LINK
One Day Workshops
Communicate with Compassion Day 1 – Expressing Honestly, Listening & Empathy
Communicate with Compassion Day 2 – Self Empathy, Feedback (incl Expressing Gratitude)
Day 1 workshop will run from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm on Saturday 19 Sept.
Day 2 workshop will run from 9:30 am till 5:00 pm on Saturday 17 Oct.
The venue is BodyVoice Alive Ltd, 23 Joyce Cres, Ilam, Christchurch.
Workshops costs are $90 – $150 for one day or $180 – $300 for 2 days. Registration Link
To book your place we ask a non-refundable prepayment of $50/day. The rest of the payment, you are asked to pay within a week after the very end of the course (we like people to pay when they know what they pay for, so that payment is more connected to gratitude and less to being a duty). If you prefer paying it earlier, this is welcome as well.
‘The regret period’: If you change your mind within 7 days after sending the prepayment and before the course has actually begun, you will receive your pre-payment back. The prepayment becomes non-refundable 7 days after you register
Communicate with Compassion – 2 Day Workshops
27 & 28 June 2020 – Communicate with Compassion Weekend (9.30 to 5 both days) in Christchurch
To register interest for the 2 day workshop in June please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ph 351 7432