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Nonviolent Communication: Building with the Basics


  • JustFaith Ministries office 224 Woodbine Street Louisville, KY, 40208 United States (map)

How can we communicate from the heart, from a place of empathy for ourselves and others?  Nonviolent Communication draws from the wisdom of many traditions:

“NVC is founded on language and communication skills that strengthen our ability to remain human, even under trying conditions... The intent is to remind us about what we already know – about how we humans were meant to relate to one another – and to assist us in living in a way that concretely manifests this knowledge…Through its emphasis on deep listening – to ourselves as well as others – NVC fosters respect, attentiveness, and empathy and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart.”  

Marshall Rosenberg, developer of NVC

In this 6-session class, you will learn the basics of NVC. The class is highly participatory, with an emphasis on exploring and practicing different aspects of NVC each week:

- the basic building blocks of NVC 
- “feeling literacy”: noticing, connecting with, and naming our feelings
- recognizing, appreciating, and addressing your needs and those of others
- different ways of responding to difficult messages
- making requests, NVC-style
- practicing self-empathy

In order to make the class accessible to more people, it is offered on a sliding scale from $60 to $180 ($60, $100, $140, $180). Please consider mindfully what you are able to invest.

A $30 nonrefundable deposit is required at the time of registration. To pay $60, $100, $140 in full at the time of registration, use coupon code, CLASS60, CLASS100, CLASS140. No coupon code is required to pay $180. The balance is due on or before the workshop day. 

Read full Refund and Cancellation Policy here.