ONE TO ANOTHER
Social inteligence develops from experience with people and learning from success and failures in social settings and is mostly learned through life. It is more commonly referred to as “tact” or “street smarts.” We will be using nonviolent communication as a tool to create a culture of compassion and tolerance, empathy, collaboration and conflict resolution. Nonviolent Communication, known more commonly as Compassionate Communication, is a way of connecting with oneself and others with a primary focus on empathy, interconnectedness, and honest self-expression in order to reduce conflict and increase connection. This type of communication assumes that we all share the same, basic human needs, and that all behavior is a person’s best attempt/strategy to get a core human need met. Through the practice, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination.
The Nonviolent Communication Course presents Mr. Rosenberg’s transformative ideas into everyday practice-whether you’re in the office, at school or at the dinner table, any situation where you want to honor “what is alive” in yourself and others.