"I consider thoughtful, need-based interruptions an act of love."
Have you ever avoided interrupting one of your loved ones or NVC students because you feared that it would create disconnection or anger? We often tell ourselves that interrupting someone is rude or disrespectful. It is even often considered a "bad habit" that shuts down communication.
What if interrupting could actually bring you closer to others?
Interrupting someone who is using more words than you can handle in a way that increases connection is an art. In fact, Mary Mackenzie believes it is a very necessary art – one she looks forward to sharing with you.
As uncomfortable as it may seem, the truth is when we interrupt in a needs-based way, we have an opportunity to enhance connection and closeness with others.
In one powerful session, Mary will show you how to interrupt someone in a way that:
- Increases connection – rather than shame or defensiveness
- Elevates their enjoyment of learning and invites curiosity
- Is rooted in life-serving needs, compassion, and empathy
If you are looking to finetune your techniques and perspectives to invite more joy, connection, and closeness into your interactions, then mark your calendars for this very impactful session.
"Never do anything that isn't play"
—Marshall B. Rosenberg
- Video and audio recording of this session
- Forum discussion available in the classroom
- Lifetime access to the classroom
About Mary Mackenzie
Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.
Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.
As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.
One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress. More...