Empathy Matters: Embodying Nonviolent Communication
24 May – 02 June 2022
8-day-training course that offers space for learning and practising Nonviolent Communication (NVC) which is a powerful tool for understanding ourselves and others, building empathy and resolving conflicts. The tools and methods will combine verbal activities with a wide range of practical exercises inspired by Contact Improvisation technique so that participants will fully embody the whole learning experience.
Nonviolent communication is based on the work of the American psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. It has been described as a language of compassion that allows us to deepen our connection with ourselves and others. NVC can improve the way we communicate, increase the empathy and help us to create more meaningful and authentic relationships.
Embodying could be simply defined as integrated with your body. This means that apart from intellectual inputs and practising the language of NVC we will also move a lot and learn how to connect with and express our needs and feelings in an authentic way. We will learn the basics of Contact Improvisation as a way to understand better who we are, how we relate to others and how we communicate nonverbally.