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Intro to Non-Violent Communication

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?