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 4 Connection 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
If you are drawn to attend any of our workshops listed below, and finances are a barrier, please phone Jim or Valerie at (+64) 3 351 7432 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Free Taster – Christchurch – Thurs 4 Mar
You are warmly invited to join us at 7:15 pm on Thursday 4 March for a cuppa and a free 1-1/2 hour “taster” session (7:30pm till 9:00pm) to learn more about our upcoming course – Communicate 4 Connection – which teaches the basics of nonviolent communication over 2 Saturdays in March 2021.
There will be space for a new taster experience, your questions and checking us out. If you have any queries, please phone Jim or Valerie at (+64) 3 351 7432.
The taster will be held in Ilam, Christchurch – to receive details of the address please register by completing our registration form
One Day Workshops in Christchurch
Communicate 4 Connection Day 1 – Expressing Honestly, Listening & Empathy
Day 1 workshop will run from 10 am till 5 pm on Saturday 13 March 2021
Communicate 4 Connection Day 2 – Self Empathy, Preparation for Dialogue and Expressing Gratitude
Day 2 workshop will run from 10 am till 5 pm on Saturday 20 March 2021.
The venue for both workshop days is our home teaching space – BodyVoice Alive Ltd, 23 Joyce Cres, ILAM, Christchurch. We’ll open at 9.30am in hopes that many of you can come early to settle in – a “cuppa” will be on offer for you.
Workshops costs are $90 – $150 for one day or $180 – $300 for 2 days.
Please read our Terms and Conditions below prior to registering.
To register please click this REGISTRATION LINK
Connecting with Children
Online Course – 7 Thursday mornings –
begins 4 March 2021 – 10am to noon
with Jorinde Rapsey, Jim Lovell-Smith and Valerie Wycoff
To register click this link –
For more information on costing and terms and conditions click this link
Further details phone Jorinde 0276945750 or Jim 0211352130
We will focus on the following skills
❀ How to practice self-care while caring for your child(ren)/family.
❀ How to transform anger into connection
❀ Empathic listening- how to hear what your child REALLY is trying to say, no matter how they express it
❀ How to stand clearly for our boundaries without using threat, punishment, or reward.
❀ And more . . .
TERMS & CONDITIONS
To book your place we ask a non-refundable deposit. 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 deposit and before the course has actually begun, you will receive your deposit back. The deposit becomes non-refundable 7 days after you register
CANCELLATION POLICY –
In case there are less than: 8 participants for a course, BodyVoice Alive Ltd reserves the right to cancel the course no later than 5 days before the course is due to start. In such case we will send you back the pre-payment within 2 weeks from the cancellation announcement.
This is to care for the balance of our trainers’ efforts in providing the course.
If you decide to leave the training at anytime before the end time of the course, we ask you to contribute as if you had been present for the whole course. This is to care for our energy in organising a course, as well as acknowledging that this place could have been offered to someone else.