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Healing the Wounds of Our Upbringing - Nonviolent Communication

11 – 12 May 2019

Much of what happens to us during our early childhood we had very little choice about, and likely even less influence over. For many of us the events during these formative years can create patterns of behavior, and ideas about our identity, that if left unexamined result in habits and dynamics that play out in both positive and negative ways for the rest of our lives.

As a practice, Nonviolent Communication offers individuals an alternative narrative about our own lives. Empowering an ‘inner witness’ to view our own experience from an honest and compassionate perspective that acknowledges the life-serving impulses that have motivated many of our deeply ingrained habits, and provides perspective and resolve to start cultivating choices more deeply aligned with who we wish to be. This sort of self-acceptance and self-responsibility has a strongly transformative effect on long established unwelcome family patterns and dynamics.

Over the course of the workshop we will focus on:

  • Transcending dualistic thinking and moving beyond “right” and “wrong”
  • Replacing resentments with grief and healing
  • Discover choices for how to engage with the people in our lives we have the most history with in new and collaborative ways
  • Befriend our most judgemental inner critic

Jared Finkelstein (USA)

Jared is Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication who believes that in a connected world what is most essential is the quality of our connection. As a consultant and a trainer he specializes in supporting individuals and organization that work with young people to adopt practices and processes that recognize the power differences between young people and elders, and make choices that nurture a respectful relationship in face of them. He brings over 14 years of working with children and parents, both inside and outside of classrooms, as well as 10 years of practice and training in Nonviolent Communication to his understanding of how to fine tune the qualities of connection in our relationships with ourselves and with others.

Jared currently resides in Crockett, California, where he runs his consulting services Quality of Connection as well as operates as a Collaborative Trainer for Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) leading workshops, practice groups, and consulting individuals and organizations. He can be reached at www.qualityofconnection.com

Jared will also offer private consultations, either one-on-one, or with couples, families, or organizations. These sessions are opportunities to look at challenges occurring in the home or workplace and unpack them with support. This may take the form of individual coaching, mediation between conflicting parties, or a facilitated group processes. For more info contact us at druna@druna.cz

The workshop is intensive: Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 18:00.

Price 120 EUR when the deposit is payed before 11 April. Otherwise the price is 140 EUR.

To book a place the deposit of 60 EUR must be payed in advance.

Interested in the seminar? Book your place!

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For more information reach us at druna@druna.cz or via the phone on +420 725 449 409.