Most of us fit into at least one of these categories.Do you lose your cool, when getting upset, and feeling pretty lonely?
A few years ago I started my 6-week live program “Happy Children, Happy Home!” parenting workshops, (where NVC was learned and practiced) and seven MOMS and one DAD signed up. When I opened the second round of these workshops, seven DADS and one MOM showed up. To my surprise, they all were the partners of the parents of the previous group!
What happened? They said that since their spouse was taking the workshops, there was much more harmony in the house and in their relationship so they wanted to learn the same processes.
Isn’t that awesome?
The main communication tools I use are called Connecting Communication©, which is partially based on the NonViolent Communication of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.
In The Netherlands in 1998 I started to learn and study the NVC method, attended multiple trainings at the institute of “Nederlands Geweldloze Communicatie Den Haag” and intensives with Marshall Rosenberg. Becoming a trainer in NVC, I was thrilled to have found life-long questions answered in this clear, insightful and effective model.
In the meantime, I have expanded the model and call it all together: Connecting Communication. A very cherished and effective method for heartbased, authentic connections and peaceful conflict resolutions.
One of my clients calls it “a life saver of relationships.”
Today, you can choose to learn to communicate differently. At home, on the work floor, or in your intimate relationships.
However, you need to really practice this communication model because only reading and talking about it is not enough. It is just not easy to re-frame your automatic communication responses!
And, you can learn and practice the skills, even online, at the comfort of your home with a small group of like-minded people who are eager to have more harmony in their lives.
This Communication process is for EVERYBODY who is in ANY kind of relationship. Partners, Friends, Parents, Children, Co-workers, CEO’s, Coaches and Professionals.
There is much more to say about “nonviolence”, it does NOT mean at all one cannot defend him/herself, or others. View my blogpost: