Trainer in nonviolent compassionate communication to lead a workshop tomorrow

Trainer in nonviolent compassionate communication to lead a workshop tomorrow

Sylvia Haskvitz of Flagstaff, Ariz., will give an introductory workshop on the basics of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent (compassionate) Communication: A Language of Life from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in Room 155, Murray-Herrick Campus Center. The session is free and open to the public.

Haskvitz has been a certified trainer in this technique of conflict resolution for 18 years. She will meet with participants in the Justice and Peace Studies Senior Seminar prior to the workshop.

Students of justice and peace studies will have read and practiced Rosenberg’s basic book in JPST 250: Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies. Some students will have read it in THEO 305: Theologies of Justice and Peace. This is your opportunity to talk and practice with a professional trainer. Read more about Rosenberg on the Center for Nonviolent Communication Web site.

About Haskvitz’ presentation

Would you like ideas of how to communicate effectively when communication matters?

So often, a person focuses on strategies to meet their needs and gets into power struggles with people at work and at home. Increase your skills in a process of communication based on connection, where each person’s needs are valued and heard. Deepen your conscience in nonviolent communication, where speaking and listening come from the heart and giving comes from a place of joy. Learn how to get all needs met in a win-win approach and in cooperation with others rather than at their or your expense.

Here are some things you can learn at this event

  • How to enhance already rich relationships
  • How to speak from your heart without blame, shame or criticism
  • How to hear others’ messages with compassion and acceptance
  • How to heal painful issues
  • How to speak and listen in ways that make people feel more joy in responding to you

You can find out more about Haskvitz at the Nonviolent Communication Web site.

This event is sponsored by the Justice and Peace Studies Program.