We've seen how Nonviolent Communication can provide immense personal healing, but questions have arisen on whether it can also contribute to meaningful social change.
Roxy Manning believes it can, on both the individual level and the systemic level. NVC for Social Change teaches how to navigate these challenging social issues with love and compassion. By leveraging the depth of understanding that NVC provides, we can then begin to generate equitable processes in our networks and our communities
How does NVC deal with issues of power and privilege?
Roxy first heard this question more than 15 years ago at an International Intensive Training (IIT). It was her first experience with NVC and the first time she was able to speak about and receive empathy for a trauma she had never before shared with anyone. At the same time that this life-changing, personal healing was taking place, an African-American couple wanted to know, "How does NVC deal with issues of power and privilege?"
The trainer refused to answer the question unless it was formulated in the NVC format of Observation, Feeling, Need, and Request. But as it was that couple's first experience with NVC, they were unable to do so. Sadly, the community divided, and about ten people walked out.
This early experience with NVC left Roxy feeling both excited that it could provide such personal healing, and utterly hopeless that this huge question was never answered.
In the 15 years since that retreat, she has been exploring how NVC can do both — provide individual healing and contribute to meaningful social change.
Join Roxy Manning to discover how to move from the individual to the systemic within an NVC framework.
You could come away with:
- An intimate understanding of the essential relationship between personal healing and social change — and how to communicate it to others.
- A higher capacity of compassion for different ways of being in the world.
- Clarity about the difference between equity and equality — and how to generate equitable processes in your communities and networks.
- Tools to explore the various factors that contribute to your understanding of power and privilege — including your own.