COST: $400.00 regular tuition; $325 scholarship rate (when available)
5 Mondays, May 4 through June 8, 2020. (We will SKIP May 31, Memorial Day)
“NVC has already been contributing to my life. I’m feeling so peaceful and happy. The relationship between me and my parents has been developing little by little because of NVC. My husband and I feel deeper connected. I loved the empathy talks with my practice buddy. My husband and I decided to continue that empathy practice. Please bring your partner or family! You will be amazed how things change. — Grace Wang
COURSE DESCRIPTION: As we complete the basics of NVC and begin the more complex compassionate responses to life’s challenges, people see more power unfold to connect, to express effectively and with care, and to find solutions that work for everyone. You will understand the basic and more delicate principles of NVC with discussions and practice.
TO REGISTER: Call Meganwind Eoyang at 707-775-7178 with the start date of class, your name, phone/s, email . You 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).
RECOMMENDED READING: You may want to start re-reading Marshall Rosenberg’s book, Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, before the class begins, since people often learn new things with a second reading.
If you enjoy learning by writing, you may also want to get a copy of Nonviolent Communication, A Companion Workbook by Lucy Leu. These books are available at CNVC.org or Amazon.com or at 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.