COMMUNICATE TO CONNECT (C2C)
We have come to expect discomfort and pain in our lives, in particular in our interactions with others; whether it be family conflict, emotional reactivity in intimate relationships, negotiating agreements with housemates, giving and receiving feedback at work, struggling to make progress in meetings, or trying to relate to that person who you just can’t bear to hear another word from.
And on top of this, we tend to find just as much conflict within ourselves.
As common as it is, this is not a prerequisite of being human. We can choose another way to live; to move from a life of barely surviving to joyously thriving.
In these weekend trainings we learn the skills, practical tools and insights of Compassionate / Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to support this shift; to deepen, enrich and transform all of our relationships, whether with loved ones, colleagues or ourselves.
We journey together in an experiential and interactive exploration of how we communicate, using individual and group processes, games, exercises and meditations to integrate the teachings.
Having witnessed how life-changing this work has been for millions around the world, we wish to make it available to as many people as possible, so:
Payment is by donation.
At previous weekends all contributions (ranging from €50 to €250) were received with gratitude. We want you to join us even if you do not pay anything.
“Incredibly helpful. Completely changed my perspective on my own communication”
- S. H -
“I am very glad to have taken part and have learned very do-able and accessible skills”
- W. B -
“This training has been a real empowerment tool for me. I am so grateful for Donal bringing NVC into my life this weekend. I have a new tool kit that empowers me to meet myself and my own needs while meeting the other in a heart centred way”
- S. T -
For all trainings
Workbooks, Refreshments, Meals
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C2C Level 1 (Foundations)
To be informed of future trainings
This half day training will focus on:
The language we've been conditioned to use, how it disconnects us and how we can translate it into language that encourages connection
Using honest expression and empathic listening to encourage a flow to and from our hearts
Connecting with what's really alive in us through self-empathy
Establishing clarity and common ground by making non-evaluative observations
Recognition of our common feelings and needs, and distinguishing these from thoughts, interpretations, and strategies
How we can make life more wonderful, through making clear and effective requests
C2C Level 2 (Integration and Applications)
To be informed of future trainings
Those who have attended a C2C Level 1 training are invited to join us for Level 2.
We will explore a selection of the following (decided by the group):
Effective personal and group decision making (with a variety of approaches including fast-track consensus and convergent facilitation).
Naturalizing the language of NVC
Conflict resolution / mediation
Developing agency and self-responsibility to create the life we long for
Finding flow in conversation
Transforming limiting beliefs and self-demands
Offering and receiving feedback to feed growth
Rediscovering joy and intimacy in relating
Interrupting to connect and bring conversations back to life
Dissolving enemy images
Group dynamic, facilitation, leadership (‘Power with’ rather than power over or under)