Enjoy Satisfying Relationships In All Areas of Your Life

, Peninsula Trauma Center

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, diagnose- to think and communicate in terms of what is "right" and "wrong" with people. At best, the habitual ways we think and speak hinder communication, and create misunderstanding and frustration in others and in ourselves. And still worse, they cause anger and pain, and may lead to violence. Without wanting to, even people with the best of intentions generate needless conflict.

Marshall Rosenberg, the founder and educational director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), shows us how to reach beneath the surface and discover what is alive and vital within us, and how all of our actions are based on human needs that we are seeking to meet.  When we understand and acknowledge our needs we create a shared basis for a more satisfying relationship- a deeper connection with others and ourselves. Join the thousands of people world-wide who have improved their relationships and their lives with this simple, yet revolutionary process.

Nonviolent Communication helps you:

  • Free yourself from the effects of past experiences and cultural conditioning
  • Break patterns of thinking that lead to arguments, anger and depression
  • Resolve conflicts peacefully, whether personal, domestic or international
  • Create social structures that support everyone's needs being met
  • Develop relationships based upon mutual respect, compassion, and cooperation

Together we will be learning and practicing the framework of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.


Schedule
  • Introduction to Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication

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    I will introduce you to the four steps and two parts that comprise a simple, yet revolutionary framework of communication known as NVC.  Together we will explore feelings both when needs are met and feelings when needs are unmet.  We will practice the art of giving and receiving empathy as a pathway for establishing more satisfying relationships.

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  • Making Pure Observations

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    Easier said than done!  Together, we will explore making pure observations minus any perceptions and more than likely be surprised at how deceptively simple, yet not easy this is to do. We will further explore and practice how the four parts work together and lead to personal fulfillment. 

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  • When is it time to fix things?

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    Of course, we want ourselves and others to feel better sooner than later, however we often do not spend enough time with the feelings and needs at the heart of the issue, which is an essential step to complete before moving to strategy.  We will learn through practice the right timing for navigating the three choice points of making requests that lead to mutually beneficial strategies in which all needs are considered and met.

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  • Practice is Progress

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    Now that we are fluid in the NVC basic framework we will dedicate our time together to practice using the framework as it applies and is relevant to our lives.  Come with real life scenarios and be prepared for many 'Ah-ha' moments!

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Ellen Goldstein

Peninsula Trauma Center

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  I have been practicing and facilitating Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication (NVC) framework for ten years with individuals, couples and groups.  Nonviolent Communication has become a way of life for me that has granted me the ability to express myself with anyone in any situation knowing with confidence that I have omitted the blame, judgment and criticism from what I wish to convey.   I deeply know from both my own experience and empirically that NVC works!

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