Introduction to Non Violent Communication (NVC)
[NOTE: This training is only available in Dutch or French.]
Language, a symptom of thinking patterns
We want to change the toxic system but we still use the language the toxic system created to sustain itself. Einstein said: “We can't solve a problem with the way of thinking that caused it”. We cannot change the toxic system with a language that originated from that system. In order to have a different result, we have to do something different.
During the introduction session we see the values and intentions the language we grow up with is based on and how it sustains the toxic system.
We will set out a part of the NVC landscape: some intentions and assumptions NVC is based on and how it translates into language.
We see how NVC brings us to a space from where we no longer sustain the toxic system. From this space we don't fight the system, it just dissolves.
This introduction training will be given two times, in Dutch and French:
- 26 january 2021 - 19:00 - 21:30 in French
- 27 January 2021 - 19:00 - 21:30 in Dutch
After the introduction session you are welcome to step into the trajectory Radical Self Empathy for Social Change. These are 10 sessions of 2h30 to dive deeper into NVC. By sharing and practicing together we build community with the aim to support each other in the learning process and counter one of the most dominant narratives of our current system: that we are as individuals responsible for systemic problems. At this point in history, building community to support each other to achieve social change is an act of nonviolent resistance.
NVC can be used in many different ways and for different purposes: to celebrate and mourn, to express gratitude, to deal with conflicts between individuals or groups and also to transform inner conflicts. From the moment we are born, we are put into what we call in NVC the guilt marinade. During this trajectory we first work on transforming inner judgements, guilt and shame to make room for social change.