Extinction Rebellion (XR) is a nonviolent social movement addressing the climate and ecological crisis. For that, we need to develop new skills that help us to act and respond consciously, with skills that help us minimize harm. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a model that provides insights and choices regarding how we express what’s important to us while staying in connection with others.
The word “nonviolence” comes from Sanskrit, “ahimsa,” which means the opposite of harm, or absence of violence. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provides a model for meeting this key intention while increasing the chance for mutual understanding and effective communication for change. It provides us more choices by giving guidance about how to shift from shaming and blaming (making it about the other) and instead to take ownership by making observations, self-connecting to feelings and needs, and including requests for connection and action. In the upcoming workshops, participants can bring in their own life situations and practice applying NVC skills, e.g. self-connection, honest expression and empathic listening.
Introductory online trainings and practice sessions are offered in English. Participants can expect to learn basic NVC skills, such as:
– How to find personal grounding and calm (via inner dialogue)
– How to differentiate between judgments & their underlying message
– How to differentiate between behaviors & their underlying drivers/intentions
– How to “disarm” and connect via empathic listening skills
The training, which lasts 2,5 hours with a break midway, will be followed up at later dates with practice sessions. These are for learning by doing—practicing NVC by using the 4 steps for inner clarity and roleplaying, using participants’ real-life situations.
The training is free AND registration is required so that we know how many will participate. Please use this form: https://forms.gle/RBJBcyqRqVs1ACho8
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Cara Crisler is an NVC-based coach, mediator and trainer. Driven by authenticity in human connection, she has been practicing and spreading NVC since 2012, working with individuals, couples and teams. For more info, see: www.crislercoaching.com