Empathy Practice Circle 2021 every Thursday from 9am to 10:30am 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. This is a general practice for beginners and intermediate students of NVC.
This is currently an OPEN group so we welcome new people anytime.
FEE "ask": My request right now is for a free-will donation be made to CNVC.org or to HoustonNVC.org as this is a critical time for Nonviolent Communication to get out into the world.
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.
The Exquisite Art of Empathy and Connection,
Creating and sustaining productive, trusting relationships is key to thriving. Using situations from your own life, discover the depth of your connection capacity and build your resilience. Some of what we will explore is an empathic apology, interrupting with empathy, being compassionate with ourselves when we’ve been less than perfect, the powerful ways to tune into someone’s heart with warmth, resonant language and curiosity. Suggested fee: $125 (partial scholarship upon request as it is important to me that we all develop our biological imperative to connect and support.)
Date & Time: Sundays 4pm to 6pm, May 16 to June 27 (Skipping Memorial Day weekend). Offered thru HoustonNVC.org.
While live attendance is preferred, sessions will be recorded and posted at Google Docs only for those who sign up for the series.
The "requested" amount is $125 USD per participant for the 6 week series, AND, we, at HNVC, are committed to making this course available to EVERYONE --so if the suggested donation is not feasible at this time, reply here to Bren at to apply for a scholarship.
or click here for registration:
Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence
POSTPONED Ongo: Everyday Nonviolence Group for 12 persons will be starting first week of May 2021; Please register by April 25. Cost is purchase of the guidebook (approximately $25) and $25 fee to be paid to convener after class starts. All info here: www.ZENVC.org/ongobook/ THIS SESSION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FALL. If interested, email me to get on the list.
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