A weekend introduction to the practice of Non-Violent Communication with a trauma-informed and decolonial lens. How do we hold each other with both accountability and care? What are the ways our traumas prevent us from speaking our needs and how do we unlock the voices that are waiting to be heard?
This workshop will be focused on building skills for intuition, deconstructing narratives of touch as a specifically sexual act, and developing literal practices to hold each other with care. This workshop will include activities that involve touch with other workshop participants who you may not know. We will be talking about consent the whole time, and you will always be at choice to engage what feels good.
Sliding scale $40-80. Email to express interest.
Access: this workshop will take place in a private residence. There are approximately 20 steps with one turn midway leading into the apartment.
This Non-Violent Communication weekender workshop will explore dynamics and communication styles within our most intimate partnerships. An intimate partnership can be defined as any relationship in which you actively honor a commitment to intimacy, vulnerability, and the commitment itself. You are likely engaged in multiple intimate partnerships at this very moment - work homies, children/siblings/parents and other family members, romantic collaborators of various configurations, and many more.
A round table on relationship models, ethical non-monogamy and practical tips for increased interdependence, intimacy, commitment, and care.
A workshop series on using the language of feelings and needs to decolonize communication, increase self-empathy, and embrace accountability and transformation without shame. Using a trauma-informed lens and the principles of Non-Violent Communication, this series will explore how we hold ourselves and others with empathy and compassion during times of conflict. During conflict, our bodies may go into a variety of triggered responses, impacting the quality of our communication, and setting off a reactive and disconnected pattern of communication during which no one’s needs get met.
Can we deepen our own somatic awareness of where our deepest triggers and pain live? Can we use this awareness to communicate our needs with increased clarity? What are the ways we can divest from shame-and-blame language, to choose processes for accountability and healthy interdependence?