The Ashe County Public Library on behalf of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness) High Country, is promoting three sessions on compassionate non-violent communication via Zoom at 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays, April 10, 17, & 24.
Ed Rothstein, Peer Specialist in Western North Carolina Watauga County for Daymark Recovery Center, will be facilitating the sessions. He has a B.S. degree in Physical Education from San Francisco State University and has worked in the mental health field, under various capacities, for over thirty years.
Rothstein will be using Marshal Rosenburg’s workbook Nonviolent Communication to lead the sessions and all those who register to participant will receive a free copy of this workbook in the mail. Register for the sessions at this link: bit.ly/3fGx4LM
“Nonviolent Communication shows us a way of being very honest, without criticism, insults, or put-downs, and without any intellectual diagnosis implying wrongness.” – Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD
Rosenberg’s book has sold over 3,000,000 copies in 35 languages around the world. You can visit www.nonviolentcommunication.com to learn more about Nonviolent Communication.
- - published by PuddleDancer Press, here is an excerpt from the website:
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate – judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating, speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people – could indeed be called “violent communication.”
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
Consciousness – A set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity.
Language – Understanding how words contribute to connection or distance.
Communication - Knowing how to ask for what you want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move forward towards solutions that work for work.
Means of influence – Sharing “power with others” rather than using “power of others.”
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) serves our desire to increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection. Using NVC helps us to connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships, and by sharing our resources, everyone is able to benefit.