Saturdays from 9am to 10:30am CST using ZOOM.
We will focus on "what's alive" and add a few lessons/practice of other NVC skills as is wanted by the group. Ask me for a document called Empathy Guidelines.
This is currently an OPEN group so we welcome new people anytime.
Fee Request: My request right now is for a donation be made to CNVC.org or to HoustonNVC.org (both non-profits) as this is a critical time for Nonviolent Communication to get out into the world. Suggested: $15-25 per month. Please pre-register.
WHY tune into an EMPATHY CIRCLE?
Empathy is the glue of society. It builds everything we cherish: trust, honesty, compassion, and cooperation. Although hard-wired in our brains, practicing empathic listening, increases our skills.
During this Pandemic time and the stresses and tragedies we are facing, we need to be heard with respectful understanding more than ever.
If you long to deepen personal relationships, prevent mis-communication, connect with those a bit different from you, and increase positive social behavior that sustains us all, practice empathy.
EMPATHY CIRCLES support meaningful and constructive dialogue and each person feels heard to their satisfaction.
On-line Introductory Class - Coming Soon
Do you value being listened to with open-heartedness, presence and intention to understand you? Would you like to model this in your relationships at home or work? Would you like to hone your skill of attuned listening?
Join Bren Hardt, educator and CNVC certified trainer of Nonviolent Communication, for an introductory and interactive session on listening for understanding. We will learn the difference between our habitual ways of responding to someone experiencing distress (such as with reassurance, advice, sympathy, etc.) and the amazing power of presence and an empathic response. Short breakout sessions will allow practice, fun, and connection. Why come?
'Cuz Ev'ryone needs a good lis’nin to!
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Request: $25. Despite this named dollar amount, we invite you to choose whatever amount you are able to contribute without risking your well-being, including $0. I wish for all persons wanting to hone their empathy skills to attend as empathy is one of the most helpful qualities for human well-being.
Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence
Please contact me if you'd like to encourage the formation of a new class. Minimum: 6 people.
Recent Workshops with Bren
March 9, 2019 I hosted a all day workshop called BUILDING SOLID RELATIONSHIPS at my Brenham home. Photo of a few of the participants.
Bren’s presentation “Keep the Life Flowing” to our seniors group in Sugar Land was very effective and very helpful in learning new ways of building better relationships with people around us. Bren kept us all thinking and participating throughout the presentation which everyone enjoyed thoroughly . She inspired us and provided tools to apply in our daily life activities to connect to each other and identify the true needs of each other. Her message of how a non violent communication can help bring the real peace and love for all will stay with us for a long time.
A K Subramanian Ph.D.
Coordinator, Desi Seniors Group, Sugar Land, Texas-- July 2019