When feelings are moving in us (such as boredom, irritations, annoyance…), we often feel stuck between two questions:
❀ Shall I be honest (and endanger the connection)?
❀ Shall I choose silence (and disappear from the connection)?
It is possible to speak a difficult truth and stay in connection with yourself and another!
The Dilemma of Honesty
So often in situations with people I find myself thinking “Should I say it, or should I not?”. Should I be honest or not? This dilemma represents a core challenge – how can I be fully me with people? It seems that if I share fully who I am, I will have tons of conflicts and pain. And if I hide parts of myself, I will not really be there.
Shall I endanger the connection or shall I disappear from the connection? Neither!
So how can we be fully and radically honest, while caring for the relationships we have?
This was the main question that brought me to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC showed me clear and practical ways to navigate this core dilemma in millions of situations we face day-to-day.
During this weekend, we will practice
❀ How to be fully honest in a way that creates connection instead of distance
❀ How to initiate a conversation where we ‘speak the unspoken’; where we navigate challenging, scary and honest dialogue
❀ How to connect with our authenticity while being with others
❀ How to ask for what we want and learn to play big instead of playing small
❀ How to enjoy conflicts (instead of doing everything we can to avoid them)
❀ How to hear the true intention (honesty) of the other person, no matter how they express it
❀ How to move away from who is right or wrong and move into being ourselves fully, enjoying our differences
❀ How to bring life back into boring and disconnected conversations. How to make relationships meaningful to us
❀ How to act out of our spirituality, integrity and freedom, moving away from what Marshall Rosenberg called “living in a society of nice, dead, polite people.”
❀ And more…
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) (PhD Marshall Rosenberg) is a practical communication tool that radically transforms your relationship with yourself and others. NVC cultivates assertive honesty mixed with a deep quality of Empathy.
NVC transforms conflicts into love and clarity.
NVC takes you from your meditation cushion into real life – it helps you live your deep values in relationships and millions of day-to-day life situations. NVC deeply transforms your communication with yourself toward a quality of profound compassion.
You will be invited to work on examples from your own life in an interactive and safe learning environment. We will practice Nonviolent Communication through demonstrations, role-play and exercises in order to integrate NVC values and language more into our daily lives.
When / Where
06-07 November 2021
Saturday & Sunday 10:00-18:00
For this course, the fee is a choice of between €190-€380
→ The choice of fees depends on your income and free will. The idea behind a sliding scale is that we all have different current financial situations, and we like to be flexible so that your financial contribution fits your financial situation as well as your personal wish to support us.
Gina Seilern: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have assistants accompanying us during this course. They’ve already completed the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced and Year Courses with us and are engaged in their steps toward teaching/sharing NVC.
How to book your place:
To book your place, follow the steps below. If you have any questions please contact Gina at:
1. Read the Terms & Conditions (Many of us never read ‘Terms & Conditions’… and, we would recommend you to read this one to be sure we’re together and on the same page).
2. Fill in the form below.
3. Send us the non-refundable prepayment of €70 (When making the transfer please mention your full name and the course name to help us easily identify you).
Account name: connecting2life
→ If your bank is outside the European Union, please contact us to see if there may be a less expensive way to make your transfer.
Regarding the remainder: We ask that you pay the remainder of the course fees within a week of finishing the course. We suggest you pay at the end because we like people to know what they’re paying for. We do this because we wish for your payment to be more connected to gratitude rather than to a sense of duty. If you prefer to pay earlier this is also welcome.
‘The regret period’: If you change your mind within 14 days after sending the prepayment (and 3 days before the course has actually begun), we will fully refund your prepayment.