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Adult Book Study: Non-Violent Communication
April 22, 2018 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
An event every week that begins at 9:15am on Sunday, repeating until April 29, 2018
Two things distinguish nonviolent actions from violent actions. First, you don’t see an enemy and second, your intention is not to make the other side suffer.
Marshall Rosenberg (1934-2015) Marshall Rosenberg was an American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher. Starting in the early 1960s he developed Nonviolent Communication, a process for supporting partnership and resolving conflict within people, in relationships, and in society.
New Adult Book Series – April
Rev. Tad Monroe
Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand, and diagnose – to think and communicate in terms of what is “right” and “wrong” with people. We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us”. We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats, or coercion.
Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is an approach to dialog, conversation, and a way of life developed by Marshal Rosenberg, though his thinking is influenced by many other women and men who were peacemakers in the world.
The intent of NVC is to learn to transform our thinking, moralistic judgments, and language that keep us from the enriching relationships we hope for. NVC teaches us to resolve conflicts with more easy, to learn to ask for what we want in healthy ways, and to hear the true needs of others.
Join us for a four week series where we will explore and discuss some of the foundational concepts of NVC. Sundays in April, 9:15 a.m. in the Fireside Room