Compassionate Communication: Feb 11

Introduction to Compassionate Communication and Practice (also called Non-Violent Communication)

Compassionate (Non-Violent) Communication is built on four key skills, any one of which can dramatically change any conversation.

On Sunday, February 11, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m., Rev. Jeff Jones will facilitate a deeper conversation about the purpose of Compassionate Communication, including a number of key assumptions.  We will go into more depth about making observations that do not contain judgments and there will be opportunities for practice, perhaps the most important way to make Compassionate Communication alive in your life.

If you would like to attend this presentation but were not able to attend the Introduction on Compassionate Communication on January 7th, please watch this video (1 hour, 30 minutes, 37 seconds.)

From February through June, Rev. Jones will meet with us to practice one of the skills each month. The skills are: expressing observations that are not judgments, feelings that are not thoughts, needs that are not strategies, and requests that are not demands.

In June, we will wrap up with a practice session on Empathy. All are welcome, the sessions will be designed for people who are new to Compassionate Communication or have participated in previous training or practice groups. If you are interested, please email adultre@greenvilleuu.org. Questions about the sessions can be addressed to Kathleen Anderson, Gabriel Craft, Lanae Neild or Denise Frick.

More about Compassionate Communication at GUUF