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Non-Violent Communication: A Somatic Approach

About the Course

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practice, a consciousness and in its fullness a life long learning path.  In this course, we will bring an overview of this body of work, touch on its history, share its basic principles and offer some experiential practices that give a somatic sense of this art and discipline.  We will also explore: Shape-Shifting: A Five-Element Practice for Embodying NVC, Speak Your Truth:  Seven C’s of Empathic Communication, and the Spiral Blend Practice: A Practice for Empathic Communication.

In this module, David will present an overview of this body of work, touch on its history, share its basic principles and offer some experiential practices that offer a somatic experience of this art and discipline
Shape-Shifting training develops “somatic impressions” — body / mind understandings — that reveal the wisdom within the elements of our deep needs, providing opportunities for profound insight and self-growth. It combines visualization, physical and linguistic features, forming a daily practice for managing feelings of being overwhelmed, for listening with empathy, and for harmonizing conflict.
This module introduces 7 qualities – care, courage, curiosity, centering, creativity, confidence and commitment – to support experiencing the embodiment of NVC consciousness. We will focus on cultivating skillful vulnerability that supports us feeling safe, resourced and empathic. This practice allows the intelligence of our hearts and intuition to guide our words, choices and actions.
This practice offers an integrated physical, emotional, and linguistic map for practicing and understanding Nonviolent Communication processes in relationship. The Spiral Blend supports learning how to stay present during times of conflict, and to develop the skills to stay present while exploring collaborative strategies that honor everyone’s needs.

Students who take this course will:

  • The history and basic principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
  • Experiential practices that offer a somatic experience of the art and discipline of NVC.
  • 7 qualities to support the embodiment of NVC consciousness.
  • An integrated physical, emotional, and linguistic map for practicing and understanding NVC processes in relationship.

About David Weinstock

David Weinstock is a certified International Nonviolent Communication Trainer, a Somatic Coach, Aikido Instructor and originator of Somatic Consensus. He leads community workshops in schools, prisons, businesses, intentional communities & organizations around the world. David and his family live in an intentional community in Washington State that they helped found and where consensus and Nonviolent Communication has been practiced since 1990. David Weinstock's original work, Somatic Consensus, spans physical, emotional, linguistic, intellectual and intuitive domains to offer simple yet deep techniques for transforming old reactions into resources for healing, embracing diversity and finding common ground.

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    Access to EPTV Original Series and our video library of over 250+ hours of lectures, talks and workshops.
  • Wisdom School Courses
    Access to 60+ on-demand courses plus two new courses every month.