Becoming What You Need: A Learning Community

 
 

Program Description

 

This year-long deep dive invites the development of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as an art, a consciousness, and, in its fullness, a lifelong learning path for cultivating deeply connective relationships. At the heart of this course are simple yet deep personal practices for listening empathically through tough conversations, finding common ground and speaking your truth with power and compassion.

 

Personal practices that integrate physical, emotional, linguistic domains through meaningful practice attune us to the signals of our bodies and the present, direct, immediate experience of the life we are living. Such skills are essential for any of us who want to generate community and effect positive change—personal, social, environmental, political—at home or in the world.  

 

To transform a lifetime of embodied personal, familial and cultural habits and reactions requires the active choosing of new practices grounded in meaning, purpose, and relevancy. Over the course of our time together we will...

Practice
Groups
3-4 times
per month
Pair
up
Learning Community

The

Four  Quarters 

 
 
 
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First Quarter

Finding Your Ground 

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May

The Basics-Mastery to Walk into the Mystery 

30 days in a row with David (first session 2 hours, other sessions 30-45min

 - David Weinstock -

  • Setting up the Intentional Training Place

  • Basics of NVC: The Map and the Territory

  • Understanding Power: Needs as an Organizing Principle

  • The Empathic Listening Field

  •  Basics of Deep Somatic Practice

  • Elemental Needs

  • Set up daily practices

*Somatic Principles

We are what we practice

We are always practicing something

We become what we practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

June

Living Compassionately

- Robert Gonzales - 

 What we carry emotionally and physically is never far from all that we do, perceive, and express, both verbally and nonverbally.  A somatic approach to NVC trains across verbal and non verbal domains so we can learn and reconcile the inconsistencies that occur between our hearts and our lips, what we say and what we do. And practicing together accelerates such learning.

 
 
 
 

July 

Transforming Core Strategies

Deep Self Empathy to shift  reaction to resource for healing, connection and Empowerment

 - David Weinstock -

  • Two ½ day sessions every other week

  • 2 hour practice session alternating weeks

  • Training Partnering

    • Core Strategies  Finding that Place of Grace Within....

    • Journaling 

    • Begin Somatic Autobiography

 
 
 
Purple%252520-%252520Blue%252520Gradient

First Quarter

Finding Your Ground 

David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg
Robert%20Gonzales_edited.jpg
David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg

May

The Basics-Mastery to Walk into the Mystery 

30 days in a row with David (first session 2 hours, other sessions 30-45min

 - David Weinstock -

  • Setting up the Intentional Training Place

  • Basics of NVC: The Map and the Territory

  • Understanding Power: Needs as an Organizing Principle

  • The Empathic Listening Field

  •  Basics of Deep Somatic Practice

  • Elemental Needs

  • Set up daily practices

*Somatic Principles

We are what we practice

We are always practicing something

We become what we practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

June

Living Compassionately

- Robert Gonzales - 

 What we carry emotionally and physically is never far from all that we do, perceive, and express, both verbally and nonverbally.  A somatic approach to NVC trains across verbal and non verbal domains so we can learn and reconcile the inconsistencies that occur between our hearts and our lips, what we say and what we do. And practicing together accelerates such learning.

 
 
 
 

July 

Transforming Core Strategies

Deep Self Empathy to shift  reaction to resource for healing, connection and Empowerment

 - David Weinstock -

  • Two ½ day sessions every other week

  • 2 hour practice session alternating weeks

  • Training Partnering

    • Core Strategies  Finding that Place of Grace Within....

    • Journaling 

    • Begin Somatic Autobiography

 
 
 
Purple%252520-%252520Blue%252520Gradient

First Quarter

Finding Your Ground 

David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg
Robert%20Gonzales_edited.jpg
David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg

May

The Basics-Mastery to Walk into the Mystery 

30 days in a row with David (first session 2 hours, other sessions 30-45min

 - David Weinstock -

  • Setting up the Intentional Training Place

  • Basics of NVC: The Map and the Territory

  • Understanding Power: Needs as an Organizing Principle

  • The Empathic Listening Field

  •  Basics of Deep Somatic Practice

  • Elemental Needs

  • Set up daily practices

*Somatic Principles

We are what we practice

We are always practicing something

We become what we practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

June

Living Compassionately

- Robert Gonzales - 

 What we carry emotionally and physically is never far from all that we do, perceive, and express, both verbally and nonverbally.  A somatic approach to NVC trains across verbal and non verbal domains so we can learn and reconcile the inconsistencies that occur between our hearts and our lips, what we say and what we do. And practicing together accelerates such learning.

 
 
 
 

July 

Transforming Core Strategies

Deep Self Empathy to shift  reaction to resource for healing, connection and Empowerment

 - David Weinstock -

  • Two ½ day sessions every other week

  • 2 hour practice session alternating weeks

  • Training Partnering

    • Core Strategies  Finding that Place of Grace Within....

    • Journaling 

    • Begin Somatic Autobiography

 
 
 
Purple%252520-%252520Blue%252520Gradient

First Quarter

Finding Your Ground 

David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg
Robert%20Gonzales_edited.jpg
David%20Weinstock_edited.jpg

May

The Basics-Mastery to Walk into the Mystery 

30 days in a row with David (first session 2 hours, other sessions 30-45min

 - David Weinstock -

  • Setting up the Intentional Training Place

  • Basics of NVC: The Map and the Territory

  • Understanding Power: Needs as an Organizing Principle

  • The Empathic Listening Field

  •  Basics of Deep Somatic Practice

  • Elemental Needs

  • Set up daily practices

*Somatic Principles

We are what we practice

We are always practicing something

We become what we practice

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

June

Living Compassionately

- Robert Gonzales - 

 What we carry emotionally and physically is never far from all that we do, perceive, and express, both verbally and nonverbally.  A somatic approach to NVC trains across verbal and non verbal domains so we can learn and reconcile the inconsistencies that occur between our hearts and our lips, what we say and what we do. And practicing together accelerates such learning.

 
 
 
 

July 

Transforming Core Strategies

Deep Self Empathy to shift  reaction to resource for healing, connection and Empowerment

 - David Weinstock -

  • Two ½ day sessions every other week

  • 2 hour practice session alternating weeks

  • Training Partnering

    • Core Strategies  Finding that Place of Grace Within....

    • Journaling 

    • Begin Somatic Autobiography