COST: $400.00 regular tuition; $325 scholarship rate (when available)
5 Tuesdays, May 12 through June 9, 2020.
“Never again will you believe that a person is too hard to work with, a decision too complicated to make, or a conversation too difficult to have.”
~ S. McCormick
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is essential if you are interested in:
* Communicating clearly and effectively
* Building stronger relationships with others (and with yourself!)
* Initiating and navigating even difficult conversations
This will be a 5-week series, the first of two parts. Through a combination of engaging group discussions and practice time, you gain an understanding of the basic principles of NVC. These skills are useful at work, at school, with your family, in line at the grocery store, and anywhere else that you interact with people!
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.
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.
MEETING ON LINE: If the County, State and Federal shelter in place order is still in place, This class will meet over the internet via Zoom technology. You can download free Zoom software at zoom.us . If we meet on line, I will send information about how to join the calls by Zoom about a week before the series begins.
LOCATION: If we are able to meet face-to-face, we with gather at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists offices (behind the church on the corner), 1606 Bonita, Berkeley (near Cedar). If we are able to meet in person, I will let you know about a week before the series begins.
RECOMMENDED READING: Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. 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.