Old emotional hurts and pains can easily erupt when you’re in the throes of conflict – even if you’re the mediator. Wouldn’t it be lovely if you could avoid all of that, and instead create more peace and happiness for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community?
The introductory session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy:
Parenting can bring out the worst in us. Let's learn to meet the challenges of parenting with awareness, self-compassion and a spirit of inquiry, and explore a few practices to regain self-regulation, choice and freedom, staying anchored in the realization that as human beings we do have the capacity to respond with discernment rather than habitual reactivity.
How do you respond when someone disagrees or judges you for a choice you're making? In this session, Dian focuses on how to combine empathy with acceptance of everyone's needs, to help you hold your ground.
Ten years of sharing NVC in Washington State prisons has deepened Kathleen Macferrans's conviction that nonviolence is truly a soul force—a force that transforms any heart touched by its clarity and power. Katheleen shares some stories when tensions ran high in prison workshops, and a fierce holding of how the NVC process helped us navigate. Kathleen explores how to support you in moving through your challenging situations with more clarity and grace.
Do you ever experience being overtaken by your anger or rage, almost as if you have no choice, once the avalanche begins? When the enormity of our anger far exceeds the circumstances that elicit it, we are often dealing with deep roots of pain - learn how to work with these roots with empathy.