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NVC For Therapists – Dunedin

2-day Foundational Training

(Optional Bonus 1/2 day Ecotherapy Intro on Sunday Morning 9th May )

7th-8th May, 2021 (Fri/Sat, 9:30am-5:00pm both days)

 

There is an increasing interest in Nonviolent Communication (NVC) amongst therapeutic practitioners in recent years, as more people are becoming aware of the power of using NVC as a foundational model for creating alliance with their clients, as well as how useful the model is for teaching clients how to communicate more effectively in their own relationships.
NVC was originally developed by Marshall Rosenberg, an American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher, who worked with renowned Psychologist Dr Carl Rogers to explore the essential requirements of a therapeutic connection.
The essential principles and focus of NVC are on understanding and working with…
  • Skilful self-connection as a means to communicate effectively with others
  • The beneficial role of emotions
  • The great benefits of being able to understand others and express oneself effectively
  • Developing heartfelt connection as the natural consequence of authentic, clear, engaged, attuned, empathic listening 
  • The power of experiencing congruency between one’s internal experience, empathic awareness of others, and communication
  • The positive impact of unconditionally receiving love and appreciation, and of offering these to others
Marshall’s inspiration for NVC was motivated by his desire to develop an easily accessible model based on the philosophy of Ahimsa, which can be translated asthe overflowing love that arises when all ill-will, anger, and hate have subsided from the heart.” (2)
1. Marshall Rosenberg (2015) Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. (264 pages) Third Edition. Encinitas, CA: PuddleDancer Press. ISBN 978-1892005281
2. Little, Marion (2008) Total Honesty/Total Heart: Fostering empathy development and conflict resolution skills. A violence prevention strategy Archived 2014-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. MA Thesis, Dispute Resolution, Victoria, B.C., Canada: University of Victoria, 286.

This 2-day workshop will support therapists,  psychologists, mentors, social workers, counsellors, mental health case workers, probation officers, etc., to develop a clear understanding of the NVC philosophy and how to implement it within your sessions and as part of your foundational alliance-building skills.

 

Learning Nonviolent communication will :
(a) Support client trust and connection
(b) Support ease in clearly understanding your clients’ needs
(c) Create a framework for working with clients’ challenging emotions and life strategies
(d) Support a base development of client-centred communication
(e) Support effective boundary setting, emotional safety and structure
(f)  Share concrete and do-able skills that your clients can implement easily into all domains of their lives to support self awareness, connection and change.
The overall structure of this training will include the following 8 modules, spread across two full days (Friday/Saturday, 9:30am to 5:00pm):
  • Differentiating between feelings and thoughts
  • Connecting feelings to needs and needs to strategies
  • Listening and Empathy
  • Observations vs. Evaluations
  • Self-empathy
  • Making requests
  • Honest expression
  • Mourning, Healing and Reconciliation

Free bonus session – An Introduction to Ecotherapy

This will be offered as a free optional on the following Sunday morning, from 9.30am to 12.30pm, in Waitati (20mins north of Dunedin – transport may be arranged). We will have a short intro to ecotherapy and how it can serve your clients, followed by a guided experiential exercise and debrief).
Set in the magical Waitati Valley, the surrounding by native bush, birdsong, and the flow of the river will inspire and invigorate. You may never want to work out of an office again!
This intro to ecotherapy will be held both indoors and outdoors. Please contact me if you are interested in this and I will send more info.

Course Fee: $280.00

(Early Bird Special – $260.00 if paid in full before 1st April)

Deposit: $100.00

This deposit is required to secure your registration (fully refundable if workshop is cancelled, 50% refund if cancelled within 14 days notice, no refund if cancelled with less than 14 days notice).

 

Submit Payment to:  

Account name:  Restorative Relationships

Account Number: 01-0322-0212196-01

Reference:  [your name]

Code:  NVCT

REGISTER HERE→

 

Creating Resilient Connections  –  Dunedin

Foundations Workshop For Couples & Intimate Relationships

6th May – 24th June, 2021

8 weeks ; Every Thursday, 6:00pm – 8:30pm

So often we disheartened and hopeless about ever being able to reconnect the way we used to with those people in our lives who are most important to us. We remember the fun, connection and ease yet the hope to regain these experiences seems out of reach.
Join Toni McErlane and Jorinde Rapsey in the work of Nonviolent Communication, a model of relating developed by Dr Marshall Rosenberg, an American psychologist, mediator, author. Marshall developed this model inspired by the philosophy of Ahimsa, translated as “The overflowing love that arises when all ill-will, anger, and hate have subsided from the heart.”

 

Learning Nonviolent Communication to support intimate relationships will:
(a) Support trust and connection
(b) Support ease of clarity and understanding of each others needs
(c) Create a framework for working understanding your own and others challenging emotions and life strategies
(d) Support a base development of authentic communication
(e) Support boundary setting, emotional safety and structure
(f)  Develop concrete tools to support self awareness, connection and change.

 

The overall structure of this training will include 8 modules 
  • Differentiating between feelings and thoughts
  • Connecting feelings to needs and needs to strategies
  • Listening and Empathy
  • Observations verses evaluations
  • Self Empathy
  • Making requests
  • Honest Expression
  • Reconciliation & Gratitude
Course Fee: $180.00 for individuals ; $320 for couples

Deposit: $100.00

This is required to secure your registration (Fully refundable if workshop is cancelled, 50% refund if cancelled within 14 days notice, no refund if cancelled with less than 14 days notice

 

Submit Payment to:  

Account name:  Restorative Relationships

Account Number: 01-0322-0212196-01

Reference:  [your name]

Code:  NVCC

 

REGISTER HERE→

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