NVC Weekend with Kathy Simon
Join Nefesh, Beth Chayim Chadashim and the incredible Kathy Simon for a weekend of the heart-opening and life deepening practice of NVC!
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers a set of skills and awareness practices that can help us speak and listen in ways we feel great about. It’s about being empowered to share our truths in ways that will resonate with others, and about being empathic even with people whom we find challenging.
There are 3 classes to choose from this weekend – come to one or all!
All the workshops are unique and you will learn different things at each one, whether you have lots of experience with this practice or none at all.
1. Friday May 17th: 9:00p after shabbat services at BCC — 60 minutes
Donations are welcome
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Nonviolent Communication offers a set of skills and awareness practices that can help us speak and listen in ways we feel great about. It’s about being empowered to share our truths in ways that will resonate with others, and about being empathic even with people whom we find challenging. At home, where we sometimes feel alienated or distant from the people we love the most, NVC offers specific, do-able skills to help us understand our own and other peoples’ reactions and to repair disconnections. After services, we’ll have a brief, fun, interactive workshop to practice some of the key principles of this work. If you are drawn to learn more, you can join for a longer workshop on Sunday morning!
2. Saturday May 18th: 1:00p shabbat afternoon at WBT – 3 hours
Donations are welcome
We are in this together — moving through conflict with calm, clarity, and grace
Human beings get into conflict. But far from what our current societal discourse suggests, conflict does not have to result in there being winners and losers. Conflict can, on the contrary, lead to deeper understanding, to better collaboration, and to everyone getting more of what they want and need. Specific skills — for listening fully and speaking in ways that are most likely to be heard — can make a huge difference in how conflict plays out. In this workshop, we’ll practice skills for staying connected across all kinds of differences, both at home and out in the world.
3. Sunday May 19th: 11:00a brunch and workshop at BCC — 3 hours including break for brunch
Tickets: Sliding scale $50-80 per person
Being in a Couple: Skills for Connection, Honesty, and Understanding
Our intimate relationships are so important to us, and yet sometimes we struggle to connect with our partners, to understand them, to know what to do when we want different things. In this workshop, we will explore how to use big and small challenges in your relationship as opportunities to grow both individually and as a couple. Using the tools of Nonviolent Communication, we’ll work on speaking honestly and without blame; sharing vulnerably, without losing power, and choosing compassion — both for yourself and for your partner. Though the theme is about connecting within a couple, individuals are welcome to come without a partner.