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.
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.