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SELF-PACED “The Gift of Empathy – Giving it, Inviting it”, Communication Dojo ONLINE Coursewith Newt Bailey

January 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - September 8, 2021 @ 11:30 pm

Cost

Sliding scale financial request for the series: $280 to $140 per person – this means we’d love to receive $280 per person for the series for our own sustainability, and would like to receive a minimum of $140 per person.

If money is an obstacle please write to us at info@communicationdojo.com to ask about partial or full scholarships.

Register

REGISTER HERE

The tickets on sale from this page are “Self-Paced” tickets that give you access to the online classroom of the 4-week “Communication in Intimate Relationships” workshop series. These tickets are intended for those who will not be attending the live, online classes for this series. Instead, these tickets give you a way of taking the course over an 8-week period,  through our online classroom (see description of what is included below).

You will receive an email with information on how to access our online classroom (details below) at or before 11:59am (PDT), on Friday Aug 28th 2020. Online access will remain open until Oct 22nd, 2020 at 11:59pm (PDT).

(If you’d like to attend the live online Zoom sessions instead, you can REGISTER FOR 4-WEEK SERIES WITH LIVE SESSIONS HERE)

Please email info@communicationdojo.com if you have questions about registration.

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“The course is taught by a fantastic instructor from whom I’ve taken multiple classes in the past, Newt Bailey. Newt’s classes are engaging, interactive and packed with actionable tools and insights. I always get a ton out of the practical exercises which cement new learnings right during class time. The material is approachable and taught in bite-sized chunks; plus Newt actively tailors the course to what the class participants are most interested in. During the practice sessions there is even the chance to work on real issues.”
– frequent Communication Dojo participant, 2019

“The content of Communication Dojo classes and the trainers are incredible. NVC has brought this bright sense of presence and reflection to all aspects of my life… amazing. NVC allowed me to peel off a layer I didn’t know was there. NVC is a powerful tool everyone has access to. It is the simplest way of communicating yet for some reason it isn’t obvious until you take a moment to learn and discover. We tend to overlook these needs inside us and inside other people. Check it out, you will be amazed and inspired.”
– K. Kittinger, San Francisco

Course Description

Learn and deepen empathy and empathic communicationThe Gift of Empathy

Have you had the experience of someone really listening to you and giving you a sense that they understand not just what you’re saying, but what you’re going through? This kind of listening is often in short supply, but it is a vital component of the most effective, enjoyable and connected communication. Listening with empathy is a skill you can learn and develop, and that will be a one focus area in this series.

We’ll also give attention to how you can ask for empathy, and even improve your experience of being heard even when you don’t explicitly ask for empathy. This is a chance to learn or deepen the powerful skills of “reflective listening” and “empathy guessing.” And…we’ll also introduce some lesser-known skills to use in situations where the person you’re talking to does not like reflective listening, or is generally uncomfortable with anything that sounds like Nonviolent Communication.

 

As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weaken and defeat you.— Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. Class participants watch a brief demonstration of this structured approach to dialogue and then break into pairs and “learn by doing.”

Participants simply follow a few guidelines while having a conversation on topics of their choosing. Most seem to become quickly at ease with the basic dialogue structure, and can then start to incorporate new skills, principles and awareness at their own pace.

Some features of the Communication Dojo:
*Efficient use of class time to maximize learning
*High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.
*Minimal reliance on “jargon” i.e. language that might be confusing or alienating for those not familiar with NVC.
*Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong” or “Trying to do it right.”

Who’s it for?

Experienced with NVC? – Do you sometimes find that your attempts to use NVC do not lead to the connection you want? Perhaps they even lead to greater disconnection? Or are you looking for a different kind of NVC learning environment for friends, family members, or colleagues you really want to introduce to the power and potential of NVC.

New to NVC? – Come try out the Communication Dojo. You’ll find that whatever your current approach to communication, you can start from that point and expand your range of options from there at a rate that suits you.

About Newt Bailey

About Newt Baileynewtbailey
Newt’s passion is to help people communicate with each other more deeply, to experience greater intimacy, and to find the potential for mutually-satisfying change that lies within conflict.

From his first training in 2005 Newt has set out to understand and share with others the essential core of NVC. He believes strongly in teaching the principles of NVC in a way that frees students from specialized language, and allows facility with connected communication to grow in small, quickly assimilated steps. The Communication Dojo has been Newt’s testing ground for his latest ideas and approaches, and he is now bringing it to BayNVC.

Since 2006 Newt has been facilitating NVC groups, and leading intro classes and class series like Foundations 1, Foundations 2, and his own Communication Dojo classes, in public and organizational settings, and with prisoners and parolees. He is also on the teaching team of John Kinyon’s NVC Mediation yearlong programs, most recently co-leading a yearlong program in Poland.

Testimonials

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION DOJO
“I really enjoyed the instant feedback telling me how my words were impacting my partner.”
“The real power point is reporting on what’s happening in the moment.”
“I think I just broke through my habit of being hard on myself!”
“I saw how mistaken I often am about whether I really ‘get’ the other person, or they get me – this process allowed us to see that and really get each other.”

Location

Online course – accessible by Zoom and phone

 

Contact

Email newt@communicationdojo.com

Videos

See Communication Dojo video here:
http://www.youtube.com/CommunicationDojo
See more of Newt here:
http://www.youtube.com/newtbailey

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January 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
End:
September 8, 2021 @ 11:30 pm
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Trainer

Newt Bailey
Phone:
415 694 8798
Email:
newt@communicationdojo.com
Website:
www.communicationdojo.com
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