Nonviolent communication expert comes to Plymouth State Nov. 15-24

December 21st, 2012 by Lynn

    PLYMOUTH — The internationally celebrated practice known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will be showcased at Plymouth State University this Nov. 15 – 24, in celebration of PSU’s International Education Week. Shantigarbha (Seed of Peace), a certified NVC international trainer, will be offering campus and community events.

    Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also called “Compassionate Communication,” is a communication process whose purpose is to strengthen the ability to inspire compassion from others and to respond compassionately to others and to ourselves. Through its emphasis on deep listening, NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. PSU Community Education Director Linda Hammond said the public is invited to a free Introduction to NVC workshop Friday, Nov. 15 at the Pease Public Library from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

    “This course goes a long way toward addressing the violence, bullying and fear we are witnessing and experiencing throughout the world today,” Hammond said. “This course offers a way forward teaching effective skills to all ages.”

    Following that free session, there are both beginner and intermediate workshops offered at Plymouth State over the next ten days, Nov. 16-17 and Nov. 23-24. These sessions are suitable for people who are interested in building a culture of peace and communicating across a globalized, diverse population. To register, use this link: http://www.plymouth.edu/community- education/1916/nonviolent-communication-workshops-with-shantigarba/

    Beginners Workshop in NVC
    Instructor: Shantigarbha
    Dates: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 16 and 17
    Times: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Cost: $150 for an individual, $250 for two people
    Location: Pease Public Library, Plymouth

    Intermediate Workshop in NVC
    Instructor: Shantigarbha
    Dates: Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 23 and 24
    Times: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Cost: $150 for an individual, $250 for two people
    Location: The Bradford Room, Centre Lodge at PSU

    NVC creates a path for healing and reconciliation in many applications, including education, healthcare, social services, interpersonal relationships and parenting, organizational settings, prisons, law enforcement, government, and mediation. It has been utilized in peace building programs in conflict zones such as Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Serbia, Croatia, Ireland, Israel and Palestine, and the Middle East.

    Shantigarbha’s appearance in Plymouth is part of Plymouth State University’s International Education Week, which celebrates and showcases the University’s efforts in campus globalization, international education forums, international food competitions and film screenings.

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