Compassionate Communication- NVC
Tired of arguing?
Ready to have more peace in life?
Ava supports individuals and couples that would like to deepen their ability to utilize the skills and consciousness of non-violent communication in life.
Compassionate Communication: based on the teachings of Non-Violent Communciation (NVC)
"Nonviolent Communication is based on historical principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.
With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.
NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone's needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities.
Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others' well being.
NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations."
(Information from Center for Non-Violent Communication- https://www.cnvc.org)
For local NVC trainings and groups I recommend LaShelle Lowe-Charde. More information about her offerings can be found at: http://www.wiseheartpdx.org