NVC - Nonviolent Communication/Compassionate Communication  
  What is NVC?

"Nonviolent Communication contains nothing new. It is based on historical principles of nonviolence-- the natural state of compassion when no violence is present in the heart. NVC reminds us what we already instinctively know about how good it feels to authentically connect to another human being.

With NVC we learn to hear our own deeper needs and those of others. Through its emphasis on deep listening—to ourselves as well as others—NVC helps us discover the depth of our own compassion. This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.

NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone's needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving families and communities.

The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative. Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We will no longer need to use the language of blame, judgment or domination. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others' well being.

NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, health care, social services, police, prison staff and inmates, to governments, schools and social change organizations."


(Quotation from http://www.cnvc.org/about/what-is-nvc.html)

  Furnace Mountain offers training in NVC combined with Zen practice. We offer trainings in the basic skills of NVC and also theme-based workshops to deepen our awareness of needs and empathic connection with our fellow human beings.  
  In June 2012 we offer a weekend course with certified NVC trainer Martha Lasley: "Relationship with Self".
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  In October 2012 we offer a weekend course "Growing authentic intimate relationships" with intuitive life coach Emilah deToro.
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Our weekend NVC-courses have a limited amount of spaces. Please register early if you want to secure a space.
For any questions about NVC, for more information and for registration please contact Myozen.

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