Peace starts at home… and that means, starting within ourselves. When we can make peace with ourselves, we can begin to move towards making peace in the world.
Join us on April 15 2023 for a 2.5 hr online workshop on
Self-Compassion and Self-Acceptance.
We’re focusing on how to cultivate a kind relationship with ourselves. Through experiential exercises for your mind, your body, your heart and your spirit we will explore how to recognize and transform self-critical thoughts and beliefs. You will practice how to offer yourself acceptance for the parts of you that are not as comfortable and hold them with deep empathy and compassion.
About this Nonviolent Communication workshop
In this workshop we will focus on:
- Practicing self-compassion and self-awareness.
- Exploring strategies to recognize and transform self-critical thoughts and beliefs.
- Developing self-reflection skills which allow a deeper understanding of one’s emotions, needs, and values.
- Finding a sense of inner strength and resilience developed through self-compassion and inner peace.
When and Where
Saturday 15 April, 12.30-3.00pm UK / 6.00-8.30pm India including a 10 min bio-break.
This is an online workshop. We will invite you to join this session on Zoom — instructions to follow. Zoom allows us to go into breakout rooms for smaller group work.
Who is this course for?
People who want a practical experience of Nonviolent Communication. It’s an interactive audio-visual workshop for two and half hours. Newcomers are welcome!
To make this space accessible to people of different financial resources, we are offering a sliding scale of 25 – 55 GBP or 1650 – 4500 INR. Please choose the lower end of the scale if you are only able to contribute for yourself, the middle if you would be willing to support the trainers and the upper end to pay it forward. We encourage you to choose the amount that works for you.
Gesine Schrader and Manasi Saxena are friends, trainers, and lifelong learners of Nonviolent Communication. This event is a collaboration between Seed of Peace & enCOMPASSion.
Gesine Schrader is certified as a trainer with The Center for Nonviolent Communication and Co-Director of Seed of Peace. She is a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) practitioner and facilitator with 15 years of experience. In the past she worked as a PEKiP- certified trainer for parents and their newborn and as Montessori- teacher in a Primary School. Gesine offers NVC events and learning experiences internationally (including the UK, India, USA, and Germany), with focus on self-development and community building, conflict resolution, couple mediation as well as supporting parents and their children.
Manasi Saxena (Certified Trainer and Board Member, Center for Nonviolent Communication; Founder-Director, enCOMPASSion) is a learning facilitator whose focus lies around the intersection of personal growth and community development. Her core focus is to work closely with communities at the grassroots, with a vision of fostering a paradigm of sustainability, collaboration and resilience through community-driven social change.
For any questions or clarifications you can write to us at: Gesine or Manasi.
For more information on Nonviolent Communication, see our what is NVC? page, the Center for Nonviolent Communication website, or you could contact us directly.
NB. Preparation is not required to participate.
- Read Shantigarbha’s book on empathy I’ll Meet You There: A Practical Guide to Empathy, Mindfulness and Communication
- Reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
- Watch one of the videos on our training preparation page.
- Sample our series of NVC Life Hacks on YouTube.