Generating a Culture of Peace

  • Do you shy away from conflict, or do you find yourself embroiled in the same conflicts over and over?
  • Do you feel you “have to be compassionate” so that you can’t really express yourself with people you disagree with?
  • Do you want to make sure that you understand your motivations and the motivations of others when conflict arises?
  • Do you wish you had more resources to help deal with the deep divisions in society?

Join people from all over the world to experience how Empathic Communication and Focusing can make conflict resolution flexible, relevant and authentic. Each session will combine theory with practice. There will be opportunities to share your experiences and learn from the experiences of others. In each class we will explore how Nonviolent Communication theory can create an atmosphere for entry into the implicit, and how Focusing can deepen NVC.

What participants are saying:

“Thank you for your graceful and even playful way of facilitating this course. I’m grateful for this opportunity to learn and express my feelings, needs and understandings.”–Michele Gomes, Seattle, USA

“Thanks a lot for this wonderful training course that had a great impact in my life.”–Marien Bemi-Ngbali,  Turkey

“The well-designed structure of each class with the co-creation of teacher and students makes the course really enjoyable!” –Lindsay Chang, Taiwan

Connecting: Connect to the class on your computer or smartphone via Zoom, a free video conference service. We will be able to see and hear each other. All you need is a strong, stable internet connection and a quiet place to connect from. The link to Zoom and class materials will be sent when you sign up.

Dates and times: To accommodate people from all time zones, there will be two groups:

Group One: 12 noon US Eastern on Fridays,
5 p.m. in the UK and Ireland

                  August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 6 and 13, 2019

Group Two: 6:30 p.m US Eastern time on the Fridays mentioned above which will be Saturdays August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and  September 7 and 14 in Asia and Australia. For instance
6:30 a.m. in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Western Australia and Bali.
                  7:30 a.m. in Tokyo
                  8:30 a.m. in Sydney, Australia

Find your time zone here at the World Clock Converter.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Focusing and Focusing partnership

Cost: US$175 for seven 2-hour sessions, payable by PayPal or check. For more information please fill out the contact form below and I’ll get back to you. If you’re ready to sign-up you can use the Paypal button.

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