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Self Empathy: put YOUR oxygen mask on first! 6-weeks (Tuesdays)with Meganwind Eoyang

February 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

$480 regular tuition; $350 scholarship rate (when available)

6 Tuesdays, February 26 thru April 2, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm

“I cannot express how delightful it was to learn the necessary tools to check in with myself and put into words the needs I may or may not be getting in those moments. And most importantly thank you for … [the] simulated conversation I will be having with my father. That exercise conversation gave me hope and a sense of peace I’ve been searching for my entire life.”                                                                                                                                                                            ~ Mike Rivera

COURSE DESCRIPTION

  • Do you want to calm yourself quickly after upsets?
  • Is clarity about your choices and actions important to you?
  • Tired of getting mired in regrets and inner conflicts?

Over 6 weeks, you’ll learn how to put on your own oxygen mask first!

Inbal Kashtan, co-founder of BayNVC, created the NVC Tree of Life and she placed self connection firmly in the roots of the Tree.  Self connection isn’t selfishness; it is crucial to survival and to communication.  We’ll start with simple exercises and work up to facing challenges with grace and presence.  Come nourish your roots

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.

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.

LOCATION

Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists offices, Benjy room (behind the church on the corner), 1606 Bonita, Berkeley (near Cedar).

RECOMMENDED READING
Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook by Lucy Leu (only if you like to learn by writing)
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 2004.

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.

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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