Speaking Peace: workshop based on Nonviolent Communication

23 – 24th November, 10-4.00pm

This workshop is for all those who want to practice peace – in the way we think, speak, communicate and relate. Even in the moments of tension and conflict.

“Every day we could think about the aggression in the world […] everywhere. All over the world, everybody always strikes out at the enemy, and the pain escalates forever. Every day, at the moment when things get edgy, we can […] ask ourselves: ‘Am I going to practice peace or am I going to war?” (Pema Chodron)

We will practice:
– Expressing ourselves fully and honestly in moments of tension
– Recognizing our own triggers and choosing what to do next
– Being more authentic in daily life
– Finding words that lead to connection

If any of this sounds interesting, exciting or something you would be keen to try, join us for this weekend workshop introducing and exploring Nonviolent Communication. We will experiment with examples from our own lives and explore ideas we already hold about communicating to see how they serve us in every day communication with ourselves and others. We will focus on the small, possible steps we can take towards communicating to connect.

For anyone who is keen to :
– explore how we speak to ourselves and others
– discover NVC
– learn more about NVC and practice more
– find new ways of communicating

Facilitated by Anna Banas – facilitator, researcher, mother & wife. I have been experimenting with Nonviolent Communication in my own life and bringing it into trainings for families, teachers, couples and organisations. Also doing research in NVC in educational settings.

Where: 93 Mornington Road @ Vogelmorn Bowling Club
When: 23-24 November, 10:00-16:00
Investment: 190-280 NZD (your choice)
To book contact: info@redefiningconflict.com

*If you would like to participate but finances are an issue please get in touch and we will work something out.

What other participants said: “I am very grateful that I met Anna at a NVC workshop. I love the way she facilitates and create a safe space for everyone to contribute, share and learn. My personal and professional growth from attending her workshops has been huge. I have experienced a reduction of emotional stress in my life after attending her workshops due to having tools of dealing with these issues that actually work! I can highly recommend her workshops to anyone who is open to improve their communication skills, just be warned, it can change your life forever!” Laura

The artwork is by Leah Piken Kolidas (used with permission). More of Leah’s art can be found here: https://www.leahkolidas.com/home

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