Nonviolent Communication Expert Comes to Plymouth State November 15-24

October 30th, 2013 by blyndes

 

PLYMOUTH, N.H.- The internationally celebrated practice known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will be showcased at Plymouth State University this November 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.

Shantigarbha will offer a free Non Violent Communication class November 15 at Pease Public Library.

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 Coordinator Linda Hammond said the public is invited to a free Introduction to NVC workshop Friday, November 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.”

An Introduction to NVC

Following that free session, there are both beginner and intermediate workshops offered at Plymouth State over the next ten days, November 16-17 and November 23-24. These sessions are suitable for people who are interested in building a culture of peace and communicating across a globalized, diverse population.

Beginner NVC Workshop

Instructor: Shantigarbha

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, November 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, November 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.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU News Services Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

 

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