Mediation and Private Coaching Sessions
We base our coaching sessions on the process and values of Nonviolent Communication*, while using tools from a wide variety of psycho/spiritual thought. Couples and individuals are helped to experience wholeness and peace where there was pain, find reconciliation and restoration of a collaborative spirit previously missing in relationships.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)* changes how we see the world. It gives us access to compassion we were previously unaware of by connecting us to our deepest life energy and that of others. Through the awareness of and connection to needs, values and "what we all want in life," we become less aligned with our conflicting strategies, thoughts and judgments and we become more aligned with the endless possibilities of all life.
NVC can dramatically improve our relationships by helping us focus our attention on empathic understanding of others without compromising our own values, and expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.
NVC delineates four components of communication:
- Observations free of evaluations
- Feelings straight from the heart
- Needs, values and longings
- Requests expressing a clear positive action.
Together these tools help create the kind of dialogue that can foster resolutions satisfying for everyone without painful sacrifice. Even in situations of longstanding conflict or hostility, the NVC process can open new doors to compassionate connection and action. Learning NVC is learning to build relationships based on compassion and understanding; accurately understand other people's feelings and needs; be assertive and negotiable at the same time; break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression.
Using Nonviolent Communication in your Organization
Format and content of training can be custom-tailored to the needs of your organization or department.
*Back to Life coaching programs are based partially on the philosophy and practice of Nonviolent Communication by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)