“This is one of the most useful processes you’ll ever learn!“ – William Ury, author, Getting to Yes Most of us have been educated to think and communicate in ways which promote guilt, blame, avoidance, and stress in our relationships. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers a way out of these patterns of disconnection, through a combination of practical skills and time-tested ancient wisdom. The NVC approach builds connection, safety, trust, and respect; within oneself, with others, and within groups; opening the door to unexpected, creative and collaborative solutions that address everyone’s needs. LEARN concrete tools for navigating difficult conversations EMBODY and ACT from a consciousness of interdependence EXPLORE the power patterns of thinking & speaking have to: Create or end stress and conflict Support our connection to compassion Create a deeper sense of choice & freedom in our daily lives Make the field of relationship a place of joyful learning MEETING DATES, TIMES, & LOCATION: Wednesday’s from 6 to 8pm, starting January 22nd and ending February 19th. The course will meet at the Burlington Friends Meeting House at 173 North Prospect Street in Burlington. ABOUT JESSE: JESSE WIENS is the founder of ZENVC, an approach to the practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that integrates meditation, mindfulness, and inner work. He has a passion for bringing Eastern and Western wisdom to bear on the problems of today, supporting individuals, couples, and communities to come back into wholeness. In this, he draws from his own Chinese-American heritage, seven years of living and practicing in Zen […]