What is NVC?
Nonviolent communication is a communicative technique and attitude to life that was developed by the psychotherapist Marshall B. Rosenberg in order to bring the underlying positive needs of every conflict to consciousness and to be able to articulate them and thereby ultimately find a sustainable and lasting way of empathic cooperation.
"Beyond good and evil lies a place where we meet" (Rumi)
Who is this offer aimed at?
Our courses are aimed at people of all ages who want to learn how to better articulate their feelings and needs in friendships and partnerships, but also in professional contexts. Learn with us to enter into a deeper and more fulfilling connection with the people you value and love, whose closeness you seek or with whom you want (or need) to work together.
When differences of opinion arise in everyday life, the conflict partners usually try to resolve the problems that arise through dialogue and arguments. At this point, however, unfortunately, emotions and mutual reproaches often come into play, the conversation turns into a quarrel and misses its goal: to make the other person understand and to come to an agreement so that both feel good.
Also for all parents and educators who are committed to a non-violent upbringing of children, NVC is an important and extremely helpful way of communication and attitude.
Our course leaders will work with you on the 4 basic steps of empathic communication along with other exercises:
What happened? As clearly and non-judgementally as possible. What would a camera have recorded?
What feelings did this trigger in me?
Fear / sadness / anger / joy
The light (and dark) side of fear, sadness, anger and joy.
The beauty of feelings. Creativity, love, power.
What positive need has not been met?
The beauty of needs: Being heard, appreciation, meaningfulness, unfolding, harmony, order, joy, lightness, equal treatment, support, ...
How can I formulate my need as a request?
Concrete, present-related, positive and open-ended.
People generally have positive needs and are willing to support each other if they can trust that they will be heard and taken seriously in an existing conflict.
This is Marshall B. Rosenberg's experience in over 30 years of NVC practice in racial unrest in the USA, in the Balkan war, in the African civil war and in any kind of personal, private or professional conflict.
In Marshall B. Rosenberg's own words:
"Peace requires something far more difficult than revenge or merely turning the other cheek; it requires empathizing with the fears and unmet needs that provide the impetus for people to attack each other."
"The purpose of nonviolent communication is to help you to do what you already know how to do, to connect in a way that makes natural giving possible.
You all know that giving. You know how to do it by remembering to stay with that quality of giving moment by moment in any connection. But we also all know that it’s easy to lose it…
And instead of playing the game which I call, “Making Life Wonderful,” much of the time we play another game called “Who’s right?” Have you ever played that game? It’s a game where everybody loses…
That isn’t what we were designed for. We were designed to enjoy giving – to give from the heart."
Feel free to read for introduction or/and deepening:
Marshall B. Rosenberg: Nonviolent Communication.
A Language of Life.
PuddleDancer Press,3rd ed. Edition (1. September 2015)
and on non-violent communication in raising children:
Frank Gaschler: I want to understand what you really need:
Nonviolent Communication with children (English Edition)
BoD – Books on Demand; 1. Edition (29. September 2017)
ISBN-10 : 3744831531
ISBN-13 : 978-3744831536
INTRODUCTIONS TO NON-VIOLENT COMMUNICATION (NVC)
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ONLINE COURSES IN GERMAN
17:00 - 22:00 Uhr
17:00 - 22:00 Uhr
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All 3 introductory evenings can
stand on their own as a first introduction.
In addition, the 3 evenings can be combined with each other.
Each of the 3 big tools of NVC (dance floor/floor anchor, role play and we-space) will be the focus in one of the 3 sessions.
The completion of all three evenings entitles you - just like the 2-day presence course - to attend a NVC annual course, with us or with another provider of your choice.
Nonviolent communication is a communicative technique and, above all, a way of life that was developed by the psychotherapist Marshall B. Rosenberg in order to bring the underlying positive needs of every conflict to consciousness and to be able to articulate them, thereby ultimately finding a sustainable and lasting way of empathic cooperation.
When conflicts or differences of opinion arise in everyday life, the conflict partners usually try in good faith to resolve the problems that arise through dialogue and arguments. At this point, however, emotions and mutual reproaches unfortunately very often come into play, the conversation quickly turns into a quarrel and misses its actual goal: to make the other person understand and to find an agreement with which both conflict partners feel good.
Our NVC seminars are primarily aimed at participants who, out of personal interest, would like to learn about Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall B. Rosenberg in order to be able to better articulate their feelings and needs in friendships and partnerships, as well as in professional contexts.
Last but not least, all parents and educators who are committed to non-violent communication in raising children are addressed.
We also offer in-house seminars for companies. For specific questions regarding scope, content and costs, please contact:
NEXT ON-LOCATION COURSES:
16x45min INTRODUCTION EVENING NON-VIOLENT
04/15 + 04/16 2023
10am - 6pm
Naturheilpraxis am Ufer
Lausitzer Str. 26 A, 10999 Berlin
GFK Annual Course in German 2023
JAHRESKURS GEWALTFREIE KOMMUNIKATION
25.+26.03. / 29.+30.04. / 20.+21.05. / 24.+25.06./ 29.+30.07. / 26.+27.08. / 30.09.+01.10.2023