8-WEEK SERIES: ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION

Facilitator:

   Erin Merrihew (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: North Seattle

   7777 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115
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Date and Time:

   Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Mondays 7-9pm on 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20.

Details

   How would your life improve if you could stay openhearted through conflict? If you could process difficult feelings without isolating or shaming yourself? If you could meet yourself and others with dignity and compassion instead of judgment and blame?

How we communicate can literally make or break our relationships. If you’ve ever tried to effect meaningful change in your personal life, workplace, or community at large, then you know how hard it is to do it alone. Working together is a MUST if we are going to build the kind of world we want to live in!

It’s simple: if we want resilient relationships to create positive change, we need skillful communication. Listening with an open mind, staying connected through challenge, conveying our opinions, ideas and requests in a way that enhances collaboration—these are the skills we need to collaborate, as well as advance our personal careers and larger goals. And like any art, skillful communication takes practice.

Join us for 8 sessions of hands-on learning around compassionate, effective communication! In addition to experiential learning in each session, you will also receive weekly handouts, materials, and practices to support you in solidifying your new skills.

We will meet on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm at the Seattle Waldorf High School in NE Seattle on the following dates:

September 25
October 2
October 9
October 16
October 23
(SKIP October 30)
November 6
November 13
November 20

Each week there will be suggested readings from Marshall Rosenberg's book "Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life." Purchasing this book is recommended to enrich your learning (though not required). You might also enjoy the Companion Workbook.

Points

  
  • To learn more about Erin's background and training style, please visit her website: www.erinmerrihew.com
  • For any questions regarding this series, please contact Erin directly (206) 390-4241 or e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com.

Who is it for?

  Anyone seeking to build greater self-awareness, deepen their relationships, improve collaboration, enhance their communication skills and embody nonviolence.

People of all backgrounds, religions, gender identities and sexual orientations are welcome! No previous experience with NVC necessary.

What to bring:

  Bring your curiosity, willingness to engage, and the intention to be vulnerable, stretch and grow in community! You might also enjoy having a notebook and pen.

Tuition Details:

  

The tuition is $395.00.

Please mail checks to Erin Merrihew (8301b 5th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115) or make your payment electronically via Venmo (send to @Erin-Merrihew) or Paypal (send to e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com, please select "send to friends and family.").

If you are interested in joining however finances pose a barrier to participating for you, please reach out to Erin ( e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com) to explore creative alternatives for work exchange or inquire about a scholarship!