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Bristol: Six-Week, Level Two Course (Conflict)

Bristol: Six-Week, Level Two Course (Conflict)
Oct
14

About the course

Conflict is inevitable, violence isn’t. Do you want to learn how to solve inner conflicts, resolve your conflicts with others, and support people around you when they are in conflict with each other?

On this course you will practise the skills you’ve learned in your Foundation Training plus develop further understanding and skills in the area of conflict:

  • Review and practice the basic ingredients of NVC.
  • Share the ups and downs of applying NVC in your life.
  • Explore how to resolve inner conflict.
  • Find out how to remain centred and break deadlocks in conflicts with others.
  • Find out how to begin mediating between two people who are in conflict.

This Level Two (Deepening) course is designed for practising skills learned in your Level One or Foundation Training, plus developing further understanding and skills in managing conflict. (The other Level Two courses we offer are in the areas of empathy and anger).

Course aims

  • Review and practice the basic ingredients of NVC.
  • Share the ups and downs of applying NVC in your life.
  • Extend skills and understanding with the NVC Dance Floors.
  • Discover the healing power of presence.
  • Connect empathically with yourself and others.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to list the purpose and specific learnable skills of Nonviolent Communication.
  • Be able to list the Four Ingredients: Observation, Feeling, Need ,and Request.
  • Be able to use the Four Ingredients in: expressing yourself to others; listening to others; and listening compassionately to yourself.
  • Be able to experientially describe the connection between self-empathy and empathy.
  • Be able to self-empathize in challenging situations.
  • Be able to hear the needs behind challenging messages.

Preparation

Please read Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life if you haven’t alreday, or take a refresher with one of the videos on our training preparation page. You might also value our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.

When and where

Six Mondays (14, 21, and 28 October; 4, 11, and 18 November 2019), 7:30 — 9:45pm.

Venue: Bristol Central Quaker Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB.

Trainer

Shantigarbha, certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Find out more about us.

Training fees

We want to make this work as accessible as possible while making it sustainable in the UK and abroad. To this end, we have a sliding scale of £90 — £320.

  • Choose the lowest figure if you are on benefits and/or regularly struggling to pay the rent.
  • Choose the highest figure if you are regularly eating out well, and/or paid for by your employer, and/or want to support others with fewer financial resources to attend this workshop, and/or want to support Seed of Peace spread NVC in areas of the world where there are fewer financial resources.
  • Choose a figure in the middle e.g. £215, if you are in between.

When you book, please say the amount you are offering to pay. If you are unsure how to decide, please get in touch with us.

Registration and paying your deposit

Booking form available soon.

Further information

For more information on Nonviolent Communication, see our what is NVC? page, the Centre for Nonviolent Communication website, or you could contact us directly.

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