Nonviolent and Effective Communication
Communication is important for everyone in almost every situation; at work, at the kitchen table or in the supermarket. Everyone does it and it seems so normal that we hardly think about it. But the way in which we communicate can make a big difference when it comes to being happy and successful. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) goes much further than just saying things in a different way or being nicer when saying it. It shows you the world through a different lens and this is what makes you look, think and act differently. This is what helps you to make a connection with anyone in any kind of situation. The basis for Nonviolent Communication is the work of the American psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. As you will notice in my training however we will add other useful psychological concepts to get the full picture and make it even more ‘Effective.’
With Nonviolent Communication you learn to think in terms of cooperation, connection and mutual respect. It makes you aware of your and other people’s way of communicating and offers you the solution you are looking for. It is a method in which your emotional intelligence is fully engaged and continues to develop. It will support you in letting go of limiting beliefs and help you to see a different reality (liminal thinking). Nonviolent Communication offers tools to go more with the flow in times of a great change, while at the same staying firmly grounded and connected to who you are as a person. It helps you to see and express what you feel, need and what is important to you.
Being able to give better expression to one’s own feelings and needs and being able to also take other people’s feelings and needs into account will lead to more integrity and happiness. You will grow in emphatic understanding. A Nonviolent and more connection focused word use leads to less confrontation, more harmony and more clarity. You will work together with more pleasure and achieve goals together more easily. In intimate relationships you can increase happiness and experience more pleasure in being together. It also becomes easier to talk about your boundaries and about differences of opinion in a relaxed manner. Sometimes great relationships just happen and you don’t have to work that hard to create them. Maintaining a great relationship however is of importance when ideas diverge or conflict arises. This is where this training will greatly benefit you.
Using Nonviolent Communication in your daily life will result in:
- clarity about your own values;
- a growing respect for other people’s values and experiences;
- being more efficient in achieving goals;
- learning how to deal with emotions and creating safety in communication;
- the ability to prevent or solve communication problems;
- synergy in collaboration, creativity, development and personal growth;
- interconnectedness by developing empathic skills
In addition to the Nonviolent Communication training, Govert also offers workshops and coaching sessions that are more focused on (how Nonviolent Communication can help in) specific situations, roles and personal goals. He also supports through conflict resolution (mediation) and professional intervision/peer supervision.
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