The Heart of Social Change: Redefining the Good Life
Are you tired of preaching to the choir?
Would you like to become more effective in sparking the good will that creates the capacity to be heard by others?
Are you hungry to learn how can we be the recipients of difficult behaviors without responding in kind, how to stand up in the face of aggression without dehumanizing others?
It will be led by Pan Vera of White River Junction, Vermont, a Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication Certified NVC trainer. He has worked with Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication for 13 years, both at the individual level and with groups.
Explore how the tools of NVC support the transformation of violence, particularly the subtler, unacknowledged verbal forms such as blaming, judging and punishing into clear, authentic expression of your needs and visions for change.
Pan has led trainings for social activists in Washington State, Vermont and Connecticut.
In this workshop we will explore how the practical tools of NVC support the transformation of violence, particularly the subtler, unacknowledged verbal forms such as blaming, moralizing, judging and punishing.
Learn how to keep your cool in even the most heated of situations by tying this program's basic tenets of mediation together with masterful psychological concepts.
Topics will include:
- The dangers of trying to be peaceful
- Remaining human in a violent world
- Hidden violence in everyday language
- Clear, authentic, nonviolent expression
- How to listen empathically to difficult messages
- The liberating power of responsible hatred
- Transforming inner enemy images