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Art of Communication @ Arts Council Conference Room

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1070 River St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States

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February 2017

Relationship Matters: From Surviving to Thriving

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Trainer: Christine King Four Tuesday nights, 6:30-8:30 PM, February 21-March 14, 2017. Register here. Friends, siblings, parents, adult children, lovers, partners, spouses…. all of these are relationships which require awareness, care, and attention to thrive.  In this workshop with NVC Trainer Christine King, we'll explore and acknowledge the ways our "old habits" of mind, emotions, and behaviors get in the way of healthy relationships. And through the principles and practices of NVC we'll practice the skills of communicating mindfully,…

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March 2017

Making Peace with Conflict

March 1 @ 6:30 pm

Does this sound like magical thinking? Come take the class for a test drive. Three Tuesday nights (March 1- 15 from 6:30-8:30) to discover the magic transformation of approaching conflict with curiosity and openness to to "your side and mine" through the lens of needs and values. Once that happens, the strategies come easier, more clearly; with mutual satisfaction. We'll dip into the realms of 'fear of conflict' and give ourselves a soothing balm of empathy. This series will give…

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Transforming Core Beliefs

March 4 @ 10:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm

This non-residential weekend is aimed at those of us who have already done a chunk of Inner Work/Living Compassion work, giving us an opportunity to make space for mining our own core beliefs. We all know that NVC can give us a hand with seeing how our stories and thoughts play out. This weekend will have us move into the territory of the kinds of beliefs that haunt us over and over, that interfere with our sense of empowerment, hope,…

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Introductory Session in the Art of Communication

March 12 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 14 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 9, 2017

Sunday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:30pm  with Christine King Sunday, Mar 12, 6:30-8:30pm with Rick Longinotti Sunday, April 9,  6:30-8:30pm with Jean Morrison 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…

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Saturday Couples Workshop

March 18 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Aviva & Rick Longinotti, MFT Led by Aviva and Rick Longinotti, MFT Our relationships keep getting caught in the same traps. We find ourselves feeling hurt, defensiveness, or discouraged. This weekend is a chance to break loose from those habits through the powerful tools of empathy for ourselves and our partner. When we come from the place of self-appreciation we can express our requests free of guilt or blame. As we develop the capacity to find…

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April 2017

Introductory Session in the Art of Communication

April 9 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 14 hour(s), the last of which will begin on April 9, 2017

Sunday, Feb 12, 6:30-8:30pm  with Christine King Sunday, Mar 12, 6:30-8:30pm with Rick Longinotti Sunday, April 9,  6:30-8:30pm with Jean Morrison 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…

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Boogie with the Basics: 6 weeks of NVC

April 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nonviolent Communication has been called a language of the heart, a transformational process, and an amazing tool for improving relationships.  People who practice NVC have found greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepening connection and conflict resolution. Register here https://boogie-with-basics-nvc.eventbrite.com If you are new to NVC, or attended an Introductory evening, or want a refresher to help you live from here--this is the class for you. In this six-week hands-on, experiential course, You will learn specific skills to invite more connection…

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Couples Sampler: Conflict Improv

April 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Aviva & Rick Longinotti, MFT Aviva Longinotti and Rick Longinotti, Marriage and Family Therapist, will demonstrate typical conflicts that couples deal with and attempt to resolve them using the tools of Nonviolent Communication. We'll take suggestions from the audience. This hour and a half session is a way for people to sample what Nonviolent Communication has to offer in building closer relationships. We also welcome people with previous experience who might enjoy watching a couple try…

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