Empathy series – 4 week series
4 Tuesdays, November 27th through December 18th, 6pm – 9pm
The most important thing is that we need to be understood. We need someone to be able to listen to us and to understand us. Then we will suffer less. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This series will deepen your understanding of empathy and your ability to connect with yourself and others compassionately. Together we will expand the possibility of compassion in challenging and sweet moments, and strengthen your capacity to choose empathy when triggered. We will practice speaking our deepest truths while including care for other’s needs. This series will blend role plays, didactic and experiential learning. We will develop skills from Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication.
PREREQUISITE: We ask that you have a basic understanding of the NVC model and terms. You may enjoy looking over this Nonviolent Communication Information page as a refresher. If you’re completely new to NVC you may want to start reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, before the class begins.
TO REGISTER: Contact Meganwind Eoyang with your name, phone/s, email and start date of class at 707-775-7178. You can register and pay for this class with her by phone.
LOCATION: Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists offices (behind the church on the corner), 1606 Bonita, Berkeley (near Cedar).
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook by Lucy Leu
Please order these books through CNVC.org or Amazon.com or check your local library
Meganwind Eoyang came to the study of nonviolent communication from a very different world. She grew up street fighting on the south side of Chicago. Her longing for sweet, deep connection with fellow humans arose after first finding safety and meaning in nature. She was excited to discover that Nonviolent Communication offers clear steps for practicing the compassion, self love, and love for others which her Chinese, European and North American (and other) spiritual traditions invite us to live. She has been a trainer with Bay Area Nonviolent Communication since 2002.
You may enjoy watching:
A 10-minute video interview of Meganwind speaking about empathy.
A 4-minute video interview of Meganwind speaking about examples of empathy with inmates at San Quentin and in her coaching sessions with couples.