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Introductory Session in the Art of Communication
August 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
An event every month that begins at 6:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 7, 2017
Sunday, June 4: 6:30-8:30pm with Christine King
Saturday, July 8: 10am-12pm with Rick and Aviva
Sunday, Aug 6: 6:30-8:30pm with Kristin Masters
Tuition: Sliding scale: $15-30
Location: Arts Council of Santa Cruz County Click here for directions
Register online or pay at the door.
The purpose of Nonviolent Communication is to speak and listen in a manner that reduces defensiveness, blame, and subtle demands. The practice of NVC involves listening past another person’s criticism to hear the needs that they are trying to meet. And when we have needs that we want to express, it helps us express them in a way that is more likely to be heard.
NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. It’s being taught all over the world by over 225 certified trainers (4 are here in Santa Cruz).
This introductory session is not intended as a series. We offer the “Basics” series for that purpose. Nevertheless, you are welcome to come to as many of these intro sessions as you like. We recommend it as a way to sample the different styles of our trainers, since the trainers rotate the responsibility of teaching this session