- Would you like to deal with conflict more skillfully?
- Be sensitive to others without giving up your own needs?
- Deepen intimacy and have more ease within relationships?
The goal of this training is to explore a way of thinking, acting and speaking that builds connection even during times of stress and conflict. The practical approach of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) assists us in thinking toward sustainable authentic community where everyone matters. Participants will learn & explore new skills for using conflict as an opportunity to strengthen connection to others.
This interactive workshop will provide direct experience of empathic listening and empathic problem-solving. We have direct experiences of caring deeply for our authentic self at the same time as caring for the authentic other. These skills have the potential to increase harmony and cooperation within our our families, workplace, and the larger community.
You will leave this workshop with practical concepts and skills you can put to immediate use.
Whether you want to improve your relationship with yourself, your family, coworkers or community, your participation in this workshop will open new doors and expand your options.
A full NVC Level 1 workshop is in the planning stages for MDI during 2020.
About the Instructor:
Peggy Smith is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, with over four decades of teaching experience. She is at the forefront of bringing empathic thinking and communicating to our region.
Peggy holds a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and was a teacher in public and alternative schools for 32 years before devoting her full time energies to this endeavor. She offers trainings in a wide variety of venues. She has posted online a Courageous Communication curriculum developed over five years with men coming out of incarceration.
She is a co-founder of the Maine NVC Network and leads their monthly newsletter team.
(FYI: SNOW DATE WILL BE FEB. 6)