Training

NVC (Nonviolent Communication) MENU of  learning opportunities in 2016 – 2017 at a glance with Sylvia Haskvitz, facilitator. (Details below)

As Del Jones said, “You care about what goes into peoples’ mouths and what comes out of them.” 

Tea and Empathy Tuesday Mornings twice each month – 8:30-10:00 (healthful naturally gluten free breakfast included)

Why come to Tea and Empathy?

You…..

Would like to learn and practice skills of listening and speaking with compassion?

You want to be heard to your complete satisfaction?

Want clarity in your being?

Would you like more inner peace in your life?

Want to connect in a community where your emotional safety is sacred?

Have a healthful breakfast and nurture your body and soul. Be present with yourself and others, practice the skills, connect with community, begin your day with nourishment to last the week.

March 7, 21, 28

April 11

$25 – $30 requested for Tea & Empathy! Pay what brings you joy!

Please RSVP so I know how many to cook for and to give you exact central Tucson directions — silgiraffe@aol.com

NVC Training through Our Family Services; 3 possibilities first half, 2017 — Introduction, Delve Deeper (NVC Advanced) and NVC and the Family

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Introductory Training 2016

March 10, 2017

This two-day workshop provides tools for mediators, managers, teachers and anyone else who would like to learn and practice skills to handle conflict with more ease and understanding. Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities.

Participants will:

  • Learn how to be honest without insulting people.
  • Demonstrate how to handle conflict with confidence and transform anger into positive communication.
  • Differentiate between requests and demands.
  • Assess the needs behind criticism and blame.
  • Practice the mantra, “It’s not about me, it’s about needs.”
  • Learn how to deepen those relationships that are already working well.

OUR FAMILY SERVICES — Bellevue Street, Tucson, AZ

$85

 Contact Chris Medvescek at 323-1708 x 122 or email cmedvescek@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for Couples
Take Responsibility and Not the Blame
Saturday, April 29th, 9-4 and Sunday, April 30th, 9-1 PM

So easy to get stuck in the muck in our closest relationships.
Learn new ways to connect when stickiness arises. And celebrate and enjoy what is working.

Who is this one day workshop designed for?

You are invited if you…..

* Would like to enhance your communication with your partner.
* Already have a rich relationship and want it to be even richer.
* Want movement in your stuck areas.
* Hear or say the words, “You don’t listen or you don’t talk”

Private Tucson home. Directions and address will be sent after you RSVP to 520 419-2176 or silgiraffe@aol.com.

Bring a nourishing lunch to delight your senses and taste buds! Or drop by a local eatery!

You are welcome whether or not your partner wants to join us and I would encourage you to bring them, if they are willing. Invite your couple friends and you will share a language of compassion and NVC consciousness with those in your inner circle!

Contribute what brings you joy considering your means and our needs for sustainability doing the work we love.

Facilitators: (You’re in for a rare treat – Michael is in town from Switzerland!)

Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, CNVC Certified Trainer, Assessor, Author, Communication Coach and Mediator. Sylvia has lived and shared NVC for 27 years throughout the world. She has been in partnership for 19 years. She delights in working with couples as a way to support learning, growing and healing.

Michael Dillo, Ph.D, CNVC Certified Trainer, Assessor and Communication Coach. Michael lives in Switzerland with his partner of many years. He was first trained as a civil engineer when he happened upon Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of NVC. His world turned upside down from one of head connection to heart connection. He has enjoyed supporting couples on their journey for many years.

Advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training

Dig Deeper…This workshop will bring clarity on how what you think, say, and do impacts your relationship with yourself and others. Bring your NVC skills to a new level as you transform habits and patterns that are not serving you and those you interact with at work, in your family, and in your community.

Participants will:
Appreciate how living in harmony with NVC values and skills leads to increased connection with yourself and others
Understand triggers and how they connect with underlying needs
Clearly differentiate needs and strategies
Identify feelings and needs more easily and increase feeling and need vocabulary
Recognize the value of celebration and explore the dynamics of grief
Demonstrate how to give and receive feedback

Guest instructor Sylvia Haskvitz will share how to truly listen with empathy without mixing in your own opinions and judgments, as well as how to say what you mean with greater clarity. This training offers highly interactive and experiential learning with practice, role-plays and small group activities and facilitated meetings.

Advanced Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Training
May 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
Location: Our Family Services, Bellevue Office, North Conference Room
3830 E. Bellevue Street
Fee: $85

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Contact Chris Medvescek at 323-1708 x 122 or email cmedvescek@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the Family (Two day training)

Would you like more ease and connection with family members? Looking for inspired cooperation? Wishing you could reach family who speak in one word answers to your questions?

Come live NVC with or without your beloved family in this 2 day workshop where we play with real-life examples of situations we would like to illuminate and transform. In community of those in similar situations, we invite you to learn and practice tools for more rich and connection communication and life experiences together in this rich field of interpersonal play.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the Family

Two Day Training:

June 10, 2017 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m
June 11, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m
Location: Our Family Services, Bellevue Office, North Conference Room
3830 E. Bellevue Street
Fee: $130

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Contact Chris Medvescek at 323-1708 x 122 or email cmedvescek@ourfamilyservices.org for more information.

Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication (NVC) Year
Course; 2017 (Generally one Saturday per month as a way to create more community, live NVC consciousness and learn together)

Monthly one day workshops each with a different focus
All embodied in NVC consciousness and language — all offered to everyone in the community — If you would like to offer your home or office in exchange for tuition for the workshop, let me know — silgiraffe@aol.com or 520 419-2176.

January 14
Laugh all your laughter, Cry all your tears; Mourning and Celebration in NVC — As Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of NVC said, “The two needs that must be met in community are mourning and celebrating.” Come explore this rich and meaningful topic together. Without celebration we would not be in touch with mourning. Learn how closely these two needs are linked. It is also the beginning of a new year and a time when looking back and assessing our lives is commonplace.

February 18
NVC and Parenting —
“The hardest job on earth,” says Rosenberg. For every 10 minutes with a young person, you may need 10 minutes of empathy. Explore ways to inspire cooperation while holding a power with paradigm in your role as parent. Connect with other parents for sympathetic understanding as well as empathic connection.

February 25
Facilitate using NVC principles and share NVC; Be the change — Learn and practice skills to successfully facilitate group dialogues and mediations NVC style focused on feelings and needs – Ever been bored to tears in a group? Wonder how to bring aliveness, meaning and focus when facilitating meetings? Want to share NVC in a way that is alive, rich and inspirational? Join us!

March 18
Sibling relationships; Love em and hate em — what dynamics in childhood are still plaguing your adult sibling relationships? Move forward in a way that supports making peace with your past and honors who you currently are and how you live your life. We will acknowledge the differences (even though you grew up in the same family) and stay connected to the desire for acceptance, free of judgments and boxes from the past. All siblings invited to heal and celebrate the bond.

April 1
Fun and games and NVC — want to connect with humor, play and lighten up about your learning? Tired of the standard workshop format and wishing to learn through play? This light and lively class will support learning through art, drama and playful interactions.

May 20
Friendships —- a reason, a season or a lifetime. Come explore our relationship to friendships through an NVC lens — celebrate what works and work through messiness with or without the friend present.

June 17
Advanced NVC; Beyond the basics – Deeper dive — Live NVC consciousness in community. Bring awareness of your needs and mine and the value of holding both.
We will play in the key distinctions in NVC, role-play, learn through experiential exercises.

Some key pieces of information:

Each workshop will be held at a Tucson location from 9 am – 4 pm.
The different themes will allow us to focus our attention on different aspects of learning and living NVC.
* More information is available at the Center for Nonviolent Communication website at cnvc.org
Requested tuition: $100 per one day workshop, $175 for two people or  Each one day workshop includes handouts, and healthful snacks. (In NVC, whatever we ask for is a request. If this requested tuition would not come from a joyful place, please let me know what you are able to contribute with joy considering your needs and mine.)
To register: RSVP to silgiraffe@aol.com or 520 419-2176 for payment options.
Facilitator: Sylvia Haskvitz, MA, RD, CNVC Certified Trainer since 1989, enneagram enthusiast, mediator, author, coach, food designer and lover of connecting people with resources that support healing and growth. She plays the role of assessor and advocate for the next generation of certified trainers with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. All of her workshops are very experiential.

Special events:

April 23-30th — CALF (Candidates Active Learning) Forum gathering, location TBA

May 7th, NVC intro presented to Adult Ed Services at St. Francis Church

May 12-14th, NVC Conference in Santa Barbara, CA — many NVC facilitators, oodles of topics and learning. Contact anne walton annewalton43@gmail.com for more information.

 

“My NVC class with Sylvia has been amazing. I come away from each session with more insight into the NVC process and, more importantly, into myself and those around me. Sylvia’s integration of NVC into her life is so thorough that her practice appears smooth & effortless. I am inspired to be able to do the same someday!”

Chanel Helgason

“May MANY people sign up for your amazing class!!! Having had studied with you did change my life in many empowering ways! Million thanks again!” Aleksandra Bazinska