Non violent communication – taking a hard look at the soft stuff and making ‘you ‘ and ‘me ‘ into ‘we’

Fri, 22nd January, 2016 from 2:30 PM, in Lewes

This workshop will be led by Jo McHale.


It’s often claimed that the thorniest problems at work and at home are about the ‘soft stuff’ – self-management when our buttons are pressed, being empathic towards people who are somehow ‘different’ from us, communicating our intentions or dealing with conflict. Our habitual reactions tend towards binary thinking: right or wrong; good or bad; yes or no; it is or it isn’t. And taking this mindset further, we resort to varying degrees of fight or flight, thinking that the only options open to us are ‘my way’ or ‘your way’ and that the best we can hope for is some sort of compromise.


Jo will be running a highly experiential session and will be exploring ways of moving from ‘me and you’ to ‘WE’, using the ethos and principles of Nonviolent Communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg and drawing on tools from Organisation and Relationship System Coaching (ORSC) devised by Marita Fridjhon and Faith Fuller of Creating Right Relationship (CRR Global).


Jo has been working with Nonviolent Communication and has been striving to incorporate it into her life for almost 20 years. Recently, she embarked on the ORSC training and is excited by how the systemic approach  looks at the practice of relationship and enables every voice in a system to be heard. Combining the two provides a powerful approach to coaching and consulting that can get to the heart of things very quickly and provide a blue print to help people work together better


Date, time and venue

Date(s) - 22/01/2016
2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Lewes Subud Centre
26a Station Street
Lewes, BN7 2DB

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