This weeks topic in our Victoria NVC Awareness Month is, “Resolving Conflict,” This will be presented at the Victoria Church of Truth in their Oneness Wednesdays program on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
One of Dr. Rosenberg’s workshop/presentations has been turned into a booklet called:
We Can Work it Out
Resolving Conflicts Peacefully and Powerfully by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PH.D.
Excerpt from back cover of this booklet summarizes our Wednesdays topic nicely:
Most of us lack the vocabulary to express what we’re feeling or needing, leading us to point fingers at someone as the “cause” of our pain. When people sense that their feelings and needs are valued-and heard- it immediately helps reduce tension and hostility, opening the door for peaceful resolution. NVC inspires genuine cooperation by focusing on the unmet needs behind the conflict. Whether you’re a professional mediator or wishing to resolve a conflict with your spouse, child or colleague, NVC offers practical, usable technique to get to the heart of the issue.
NVC will help you:
- Find mutually satisfying resolutions to conflict
- See the “humanness” of those with whom you disagree
- Let go of the enemy images and moralistic judgments that often lead to conflict
- Foster respect and cooperation by focusing on the unmet needs behind the issue
- Prevent future conflicts by making clear requests for future actions
- Develop professional and personal relationships based on mutual respect, compassion and cooperation
“Nonviolent communication is a simple yet powerful methodology for communicating in a way that meets both parties needs. This is one of the most useful books you will ever read.” William Ury, co-author, Getting to Yes; author, The Third Side
Join us at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Church of Truth to hear more about Nonviolent Communication with presenter Michele Favarger, International Trainer. Find out more about how to respond with your own qualities of mediation replacing habitual reactive behaviors of conflicted punishment and compromise.
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