|Saturday, July 14, 2012|
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Theme: Living without Blame
As soon as you concern yourself with the 'good' and 'bad' of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.-- Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
Communication Dojo: Find Your Way with Words with Newt Bailey
The Communication Dojo is a learning environment which works for everyone, regardless of prior experience with Nonviolent Communication.
Experienced with NVC? - Do you sometimes find that your attempts to use NVC do not lead to the connection you want? Perhaps they even lead to greater disconnection? Or are you looking for a different kind of NVC learning environment for friends, family members, or colleagues you really want to introduce to the power and potential of NVC.
New to NVC? - Come try out the Communication Dojo. You’ll find that whatever your current approach to communication, you can start from that point and expand your range of options from there at a rate that suits you.
The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. Class participants watch a brief demonstration of this structured approach to dialogue and then break into pairs and “learn by doing.”
Participants simply follow a few guidelines while having a conversation on topics of their choosing. Most seem to become quickly at ease with the basic dialogue structure, and can then start to incorporate new skills, principles and awareness at their own pace.
Some features of the Communication Dojo:
*Efficient use of class time to maximize learning
*High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.
*Minimal reliance on “jargon” i.e. language that might be confusing or alienating for those not familiar with NVC.
*Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong” or “Trying to do it right.”
PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DOJO
"I really enjoyed the instant feedback telling me how my words were impacting my partner."
"The real power point is reporting on what’s happening in the moment."
"I think I just broke through my habit of being hard on myself!"
"I saw how mistaken I often am about whether I really “get” the other person, or they get me – this process allowed us to see that and really get each other."
About Newt Bailey
Newt’s passion is to help people communicate with each other more deeply, to experience greater intimacy, and to find the potential for mutually-satisfying change that lies within conflict.
From his first training in 2005 Newt has set out to understand and share with others the essential core of NVC. He believes strongly in teaching the principles of NVC in a way that frees students from specialized language, and allows facility with connected communication to grow in small, quickly assimilated steps. The Communication Dojo has been Newt’s testing ground for his latest ideas and approaches, and he is now bringing it to BayNVC.
Since 2006 Newt has been facilitating NVC groups, and leading intro classes and class series like Foundations 1, Foundations 2, and his own Communication Dojo classes, in public and organizational settings, and with prisoners and parolees. He is also on the teaching team of John Kinyon’s NVC Mediation yearlong programs, and BayNVC’s “Making Collaboration Real – NVC in the Workplace” program.
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|Location:||Oakland, CA, BayNVC Office, 55 Santa Clara Avenue|
|Requested Contribution:||Sliding Scale: $40 - $60. |
Explanation of sliding scale:
$40 per person
$60 if two people register together. If you are registering for two people please sign up for only yourself, pay $60, and we will contact you to find the name of your second person. Please do not try to input the name of the second person during your registration process. If you have any difficulty or confusion registering for the Communication Dojo please contact email@example.com.
Your seat is reserved when we receive your payment.
Registration will be limited.
Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
|Contact:||(415) 694 8798|
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