Past Workshops-old version

Compassionate Living, with L’aura, NVC Supporter from Auroville
Sat, Aug 14 – Sun, Aug 15
9.30-12.30, 2-5
Joy LLC, College Guest House
contact L’aura: 944 278 8016, laura.joyful@gmail.com

When interacting with another, I like my intention to be on creating connection, and I like my attention to be on the present moment. If you’re curious and excited about learning more about Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Compassionate Living, come and join us!

Compassionate Living Deepening: Fluency and Street Giraffe, with L’aura, NVC Supporter from Auroville
Saturday, Aug 7
9.30am-5pm, potluck lunch
Joy LLC, College GH
registration: laura.joyful@gmail.com, 944 278 8016

Moving from classical NVC (Observation, Feeling, Need, Request) to colloquial NVC, where our intention is still on clarity and connection, but we gain confidence and fluidity in our language.

Potluck lunch: please bring some food for lunch
Max number of participants: 10
Cost: Contribution requested

Internal Family Systems: Brief Intro, with Saleem
Saturday, July 31
9.30-12.30
Joy LLC, College GH
registration: laura.joyful@gmail.com, 944 278 8016

Discovering and meeting our inner parts. While interacting with others, our reactions often come from different parts within ourselves, some of which may be carrying old pain or others of which come to the rescue in order to cope with the trigger. With increased awareness of our inner parts, we can more often choose to come from a place of Self, and instead of reacting unconsciously, we can learn to listen to the beautiful needs our inner parts are longing to have met.

Potluck lunch: please bring some food for lunch
Max number of participants: 10 (priority given to L’aura’s NVC Practice Group)
Cost: Contribution requested

Human Element – An Integrated Solution to the Human Issues in Organizations, with Yuval
Thursday, July 29 – Friday, July 30
Joy LLC, College GH
registration: laura.joyful@gmail.com, 944 278 8016

Thursday: 9am – 4.30pm, potluck lunch, and possibility of reconvening at 8.15pm for informal work together
Friday: 9am – 9pm, potluck lunch and provided dinner

Potluck lunch: please bring some food for lunch on Thursday and Friday
Dinner: we will serve dinner on Friday night

Discovering team work and group processes. Looking at our behaviour, defense mechanisms and awareness on 3 themes: inclusion, control and openness.

Max number of participants: 10
Please see extended hours. Full participation mandatory!
Cost: Contribution requested

“In this workshop, I invite you to:
-explore your awareness of your preferences and rigidities
-learn some theory on human behavior as developed by Will Schutz
-experience the usefulness of the theory through many interactive, dynamic activities
-take an outside-to-inside journey from the outer edges of your conditioned behavior to the edge of your inner spiritual essence
-stretch your beliefs and experiment with the consequences

This theory offers yet another chance to discover more about your SELF, and ‘not to know thyself is the reason for all thy stumbling and the cause of all thy suffering’ (Sri Aurobindo).”

Yuval has decades of experience in management, entrepreneurship, facilitation, coaching and personal development. He is passionate about helping individuals and groups to be more effective and powerful in living their dreams.

The Human Element is a systematic methodology for improving the way people work together created by Will Schutz, Ph.D. It produces an atmosphere where teams operate to their full potential utilizing every member’s contribution, everyone tells the truth, and each person takes full responsibility for his or her behavior and feelings.

The Human Element creates this by helping people increase candor and truth telling, and reduce or eliminate unproductive defensive behavior, leading to:
* Enhanced organizational culture
* Better and faster problem solving
* Improved teamwork
* Faster and clearer communication
* Increased social intelligence
* Fewer interpersonal problems

For the organization, this means:
* Increased productivity
* Lower turnover
* Faster times to market
* Improved innovation and problem solving
* Greater flexibility and capacity for change

The Human Element is based on three fundamental change principles:

Truth – Truth is the grand simplifier. It improves organizational effectiveness by making teams, decision making, and individual performance more effective, faster, and ultimately more profitable for the organization.

Choice – The choice principle creates accountability. Everything that happens between people is the result of the choices each person has made—both consciously and unconsciously. Each one of us is 100% responsible for ourselves and our situation and no one is to blame.

Awareness – The higher our level of self-awareness and self-esteem, the more our behavior is rational and not defensive.

When applied in organizations, these principles change many of our common beliefs about they way people work, resulting in a set of new assumptions.

[For additional info, click on http://www.thehumanelement.com/What-Is-It.aspx]

Introduction to NVC Mediation and the Enemy Image Process with Jason, NVC supporter from Auroville
Monday, July 26 – Wednesday, July 28
Brynfedwyn (Gayano’s House), Wales
contact: jason.e.stewart@gmail.com

The first two days will be an introduction to NVC Mediation – the 5-step model, and the 6 skills of the NVC mediator – and a practice of the skills using the ‘Dry Practice’ approach as developed by Kay Rung and Liv Larsson. Day 3 will be dedicated to learning and practicing the Enemy Image Process (EIP) as taught by John Kinyon. The EIP is especially helpful in the mediation context as a tool for use in the one-on-one pre-mediation work with individual parties to help them get self-connection, and to begin the process of enabling them to connect with the other party’s needs.

Attending only day 3 is possible.

NVC Dance Floor Deepening, with L’aura, NVC Supporter from Auroville
Sun, June 20
9am-5pm, potluck lunch
Joy LLC, College Guest House
contact:laura.joyful@gmail.com

The NVC Dance Floors are a method for learning NVC created by Bridget Belgrave and Gina Lawrie (www.GnB.org.uk).

Compassionate Living, with L’aura, NVC Supporter from Auroville
Sat, June 26 – Sun, June 27
Joy LLC, College Guest House
contact L’aura: 944 278 8016, laura.joyful@gmail.com

When interacting with another, I like my intention to be on creating connection, and I like my attention to be on the present moment. If you’re curious and excited about learning more about Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Compassionate Living, come and join us!

Compassionate Living – 2-Day Workshop, with L’aura, NVC Supporter from Auroville
Sat, May 15 – Sun, May 16
Joy LLC, College Guest House
contact L’aura: 944 278 8016, laura.joyful@gmail.com

When interacting with another, I like my intention to be on creating connection, and I like my attention to be on the present moment. If you’re curious and excited about learning more about Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and Compassionate Living, come and join us!

Compassionate Communication Camp – Explore a Joyful Living Community, with L’aura and Jason, NVC Supporters from Auroville
Mon, April 12th – Sat, April 24th, 2010
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville
contact laura.joyful@gmail.com

During these 2 weeks, we will learn, live and share the tools and consciousness of Compassionate Communication (based on NVC [Nonviolent Communication], the work of Marshall Rosenberg).

This will be a residential experience, with all participants living at College Guest House for the duration of the Camp. Each day will be filled with opportunities to grow and deepen your NVC consciousness, with sharings, NVC deepening practices, games and much more.

One of the biggest gifts of NVC consciousness is that at each moment you are invited to check in with yourself and make choices that bring you the most joy. In this light, we will experience spontaneous co-creation together…

In addition, you will have an opportunity to garden and enjoy organic fruit and vegetables!

All are welcome! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

Toward Conscious Communication (with Tewa, trainer-candidate from Auroville)
(based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as developed by Marshall Rosenberg PhD)
April 2 – 4, 2010
March 5 – 7, 2010
Feb 5 – 7, 2010
Jan 8 – 10, 2010
Dec 4 – Dec 6, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

You are warmly invited to join Tewa for this introduction to an awareness of the ways in which thoughts and language can either contribute to, or distort, clarity and connection in our communications, both with ourselves and with others.
– We will explore distinctions to support understanding of old habits and new possibilities.
– There will be a mix of didactics, practical exercises, individual work and group sharings.
– You can work with a real-life situation that has not been easy or enjoyable for you… feel free to change names and details…

Mediation (ongoing…)
Dec 2009 – March 2010
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville
contact laura.joyful@gmail.com, 9442788016

Anny will be returning to Auroville for another 4 months this winter, and she intends to continue offering Mediation training and support to the existing Mediation Study group. She is also willing to offer another Introduction Workshop…

2-Hour Introduction to Compassionate Communication and 13-Step Dance Floor (with L’aura, NVC supporter from Auroville)
Wed, Feb 3
Joy LLC, College Guest House
Sharing NVC with Living Routes – Study Abroad Program

Introduction to Compassionate Communication and Dance Floors (with Jason, NVC supporter from Auroville, and Gayano, NVC supporter from the UK)
Jan 30-31
Sadhana Forest, Auroville
Sharing NVC with volunteers at reforestation project in Auroville

1-Day Introduction to Compassionate Communication (with L’aura, NVC supporter from Auroville)
Mon, Jan 11 (half day) and Tues, Jan 12 (half day)
Joy LLC, College Guest House
Sharing NVC with University of Washington – Study Abroad Program

3-Part NVC Mediation Trainings (with Kay, NVC supporter from Sweden)
1. NVC Mediation – Live Demonstration
Wed, Dec 30th: 2.00 – 5.30pm
Town Hall Conference Room

All are welcome! Come watch a Live NVC Mediation Demo, and get a feel for what NVC Mediation looks like. If you’re already familiar with Mediation techniques, come and experience what NVC adds to the dynamic. Followed by a Q&A session.

2. NVC Mediation – Introductory Workshop
Sat, Jan 2nd – Sun, Jan 3rd: 9.00am – 12.30pm, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Joy LLC, College Guest House

Learn the basics! Get practical skills to help you mediate in different situations, such as informally helping your friends resolve a disagreement, or working as an official mediator.

All are welcome! No prior NVC or Mediation knowledge required! Please register in advance.

3. NVC Mediation – Deepening Workshop
Tue, Jan 5th – Wed, Jan 6tt: 9.00am – 12.30pm, 2.00 – 5.00pm
Joy LLC, College Guest House

Deepen your mediation skills and practice how to conduct formal mediations.

This is an advanced training… Only for those who have attended the NVC Mediation Introductory Workshop or have prior NVC Mediation experience! Please register in advance.

In NVC, we look beyond the concepts of right and wrong, and reward and punishment. The basic premise is that everything we do is to meet a need. With this understanding, we increase connection and compassion, both for ourselves and for others. We’re more likely to act in ways that bring about peace and harmony, helping us to live and work together in mutually-enriching relationships.

In NVC Mediation, the Mediator lends his/her communication skills to the parties with the intention to connect on the level of human needs. While the parties express their side of the story, the Mediator helps them to get in touch with their deeper unmet needs in the conflict, and then communicates these needs to the other party. By focusing their awareness on the level of needs, the parties are able to let go of their stories (“he said…, she deserves…”) and their judgements. The Mediator nurtures the connection and helps foster a sense of common understanding and trust, and the parties begin to find new ways of meeting their needs. This increased trust and connection brings about a sense hope and lightness, which enables the parties to collaborate naturally and to find creative strategies that work for both of them.

Kay Rung is a professional Mediator and Mediation Trainer from Sweden. He has been working with NVC for over 10 years and has experience mediating conflicts in couples, schools and organizations.

NVC Intro in French (with L’aura, NVC supporter from Auroville)
with Tai Chi group from France
Tues, Dec 29 and Thurs, Dec 31
Joy LLC, College GH

1-day Introduction to Compassionate Communication (with Tewa, trainer-candidate, and L’aura, NVC supporter from Auroville)
Dec 27, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Sharing NVC with students from an American university in Paris…

Introduction to Compassionate Communication (with L’aura, NVC supporter from Auroville)
Oct 24 – 25, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Sharing NVC with 8 moms from a Chennai-based parenting network, “Parenting Matters.”

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Introduction to Compassionate Communication (with Tewa, trainer-candidate from Auroville)
July 09, Aug 09, Sept 09
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Living in Love (Tewa, trainer-candidate from Auroville, and Jivan, supporter from Auroville)
July 09, Aug 09, Sept 09
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Jivan and Tewa share excercises, tools, practices and dialogue to explore the following topics and more:
– Communicating with Compassion – The Container of Trust – Releasing Judgement and Finding Freedom – Expressing Appreciation – Flowing as a Team – Going from being ‘right’ to being connected – Forgiveness – Looking at Expectations and Assumptions – Dealing with Attraction and Jealousy

“We have been married for 15 years in a union that we continue to find deeply fulfilling, harmonious and delightful! We estimate that we experience connection around 90% of the time. We are excited and inspired to share some of the ways we practice this path called ‘relationship,’ with the intention to bring a new depth of possibility and potential to others to co-create sustainable and joyful relationships.”

Mediation
July 31 – Aug 2, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Trainers:
Anny lives in Reunion and runs her own mediation service. She visited Auroville last winter and was very moved by the work we are doing. She is presently involved in a community project based in Reunion, and her team is excited about creating an Auroville link.

Thierri lives in France and is a certified Nonviolent Communication trainer. This will be Thierri’s first visit to Auroville, but his wife, also an NVC trainer, has already visited twice and offered workshops. Thierri’s daughter also spent a few months in Auroville at the beginning of the year.

Introduction to the basics of Nonviolent Communication (with Karsten Schacht-Petersen, trainer from Denmark)
using “Steps for connection” – inviting your body to walk the talk
Jan 27, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

This one-day workshop is open for everyone who wants to be introduced to the NVC-method and its underlying values.

People who hear about NVC for the first time often say two things. The first is that it’s easy to understand and see the value of this communication model. The second is how difficult it is to practice!
To fully change our habits, both in language and in expression, we need to be fully present in the moment. This training gives you an idea about what it takes to express yourself and to connect with the life in others.

Participants are invited to do exercises with their own examples.

The workshop is be a mix of introductions, group-work and exercises.

Karsten Schacht-Petersen is certified NVC-trainer since 1999 and from Denmark. Karsten works as a full-time NVC-trainer and psychotherapist.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in families and couples (with Karsten Schacht-Petersen, trainer from Denmark)
Jan 28 – 29, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

This intermediate workshop is open for participants who are familiar with the four steps in the NVC-model.

If you want to bring your children, some activities can be organized for children who can be away from their parents. Smaller children are also welcome, but we recommend that you bring a babysitter. If you intend to bring children, please check with the organizers first.

Most people experience that communication in a close relationship is the most challenging to deal with. Even with the best intentions, the connection often disappears, and all members of the family suffer. NVC offers you an understanding of the dynamics in close relationships, and strategies to bring joy back to everybody in your community.

We intend to look at communication with children. How closely connected are we to our upbringing? It makes a big difference to meet children (and ourselves) with a communication that creates connection, without blame or criticism.

You have a choice: to find strategies that include everybody’s needs, or to use strategies that suppress some needs and therefore create pain.

The workshop is be a mix of introductions, exercises and sharing of experiences. We work with participants’ personal examples.

NVC and Group Dynamics (with Sumita, supporter from Germany, and Karsten, trainer from Denmark)
Jan 26, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

In this workshop, we create a “training group” for a few hours, focusing on the “now” and what is present. We reflect our feelings and needs, and share with empathy.

French NVC (with Charlotte Duprez-Mourman and Annie Ballin, trainers from France/Reunion)
Jan 20, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Atelier de pratique de la CNV et de la médiation (en français).

Animé par Annie Ballin – médiatrice diplômée, et Charlotte Duprez Mourman – formatrice certifiée CNVC

Expérimenter un dialogue avec soi et avec les autres pour transformer les relations et créer du lien au service du changement individuel et collectif.

Comment faire l’unité en soi et avec les autres sans compromis et par consentement, au quotidien.

Healing Ourselves and Our Relationships (with Nada Ignjatovic, trainer from Serbia)
Jan 21 – 23, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

Join us in an adventure of deepening NVC – learning and celebrating life. The workshop focuses on the healing power of Marshall Rosenberg’s process of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in transcending disconnection from ourselves and others, and seeing the challenge of inner/outer conflict and dissonance as a gift.

We have a chance to:
– identify our strengths and growing edges in the application of NVC in our daily life
– deepen our empathy skills even in challenging situations or when triggered
– transform our fear/anxiety/depression/anger/guilt/pain in life-serving energy
– tune our requests to better meet needs
– sail joyfully through conflicts
– feel the healing power of empathy in a forgiveness process

How we learn:
– through exchanges, presentations, stories and poems, playful activities, movements and drawings, large and small group activities, and informal sharing

NVC Camp (with trainers and supporters from around the world)
more info…
Dec 24, 2008 – Jan 14, 2009
Joy LLC, College GH, Auroville

NVC Basic Workshops
Dec 25 – 26 (Karl)
Jan 3 – 4 (Karsten)
Jan 7 – 8 (Shantigarbha)

NVC Basic: French
Dec 30 – Jan 1 (Alexis)

Living NVC Freestyle
Mon, Dec 29 (Karl)
Wed, Dec 31 (Karl)
Fri, Jan 2 (Karl)

NVC Mediation
Jan 10 – 11 (Shantigarbha)

NVC and Sociocracy
Jan 12 – 13 (Shantigarbha)

Self-Empowerment through Self-
Empathy

Dec 27 (Clayton)

Living Energy of Needs
Dec 28 (Karl)

Connecting Compassionately with
Water

Jan 4 (Clayton)

NVC and Team Building
Dec 25 – 26 (Shyla)

Education w/o Punishment and
Reward: French/English

Jan 5 – 6 (Alexis)

Introduction to Compassionate Communication, based on Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg PhD. (with Tewa, trainer-candidate from Auroville)
Sept 22 – 23, 2008
Pavilion for Tibetan Culture, Auroville

NVC can support us in cultivating a quality of connection out of which solutions can arise to meet everyone’s needs. Through a combination of didactic teaching segments, interactive exercises, group sharing/harvesting and other activities you:
-Learn to distinguish between Assumptions/Evaluations and Observations, Thoughts and Feelings, Strategies and Needs/Values, Demands and Requests.
-Learn ways to Choose your Responses vs. Reacting habitually and to not ‘take things personally.’
-Practice Listening to oneself and others Empathetically, thereby fostering connection and compassion with yourself
and others.
-Gain more Freedom by becoming aware of judgments and what lies beneath.
-Be more Empowered by being aware of, and taking responsibility for, your feelings and longings and finding ways to meet them.
You can work with, and bring clarity to, real-life situations that have not been easy or enjoyable for you. (Feel free to change names and details.)

“Speak Peace in a World of Conflict” is a book that comes at an appropriate time when anger and violence dominates human attitudes. Marshall Rosenberg gives us the means to create peace through our speech and communication. A brilliant book.” – ARUN GANDHI, president, M. K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, USA

NVC and Internal Family Systems (IFS) (with Nanna Michael, IFS trainer from Germany)
August 23 – 24, 2008
Verite Hall, Auroville

The Internal Family Systems Model (IFS) has evolved over the past twenty years into a comprehensive approach that includes guidelines for working with individuals, couples and families. This model is very complementary to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which focuses on Feelings, Sensations and Needs, and on developing skills in clarity and empathy. IFS leads us to a deep spiritual understanding of who we are and to dissociate ourselves from the ‘parts’ that we often identify with…

Nanna Michael is a trainer in IFS. She has shown great interest and willingness to share her skills with us in India. Nanna Michael has already met Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, who also sees it’s complementarity to NVC. Many trainers in French-speaking countries confirm it deepens NVC skills, both in terms of clarity and empathy…  Saleem, an NVC certified trainer from Paris, highly recommends this workshop and is instrumental in bringing Nanna to Indian NVC Circle.

For more info, see http://www.selfleadership.org/ifsmodel.asp

NVC and Aikido (with Aniruddha, trainer from Pune, and Saleem Ebrahim, trainer from Paris)
August 4 – 7, 2009
Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, Auroville

A Nonviolent Communication workshop using Aikido principles like a win-win situation, using the power of the “opponent,” etc, but not using the physical principles of Aikido (like rolls, etc) or learning Aikido moves.

Saleem is a Master in offering NVC in business settings. He is a consultant to some well-reputed multinational companies where he offers NVC. Besides this, he integrates the skills of Aikido along with NVC. Aikido consists of many tests of mind and body co-ordination that help us develop centeredness, flexibility and inner strength. Rather than focusing on punching or kicking opponents, we use our own inner power and energy to ‘dance’ with our partner. Thanks to some very basic, powerful and yet easily accessible principles, we learn to center ourselves physically, mentally and emotionally. Having taught this art for about 15 years, he sees it as a beautiful metaphor of our win-win NVC intentions and believes in Aikido’s power to create immediate shifts of consciousness.

In French: Introduction to NVC (with Charlotte Duprez-Mourman, trainer from France)
August 5 – 6, 2008
Pavilion of Tibetan Culture, Auroville

Introduction to Compassionate Communication (with Tewa Holloway, trainer-candidate from Hawaii, Auroville)
Dec 07, Jan 08, Feb 08, March 08, April 08, Verite, Auroville

Compassionate Communication Deepenings: Requests, Anger (with Tewa Holloway, trainer candidate from Hawaii, Auroville)
Jan 08, Feb 08, March 08, Verite, Auroville

Introduction to NVC (with Nicole Azincourt, trainer from France)
Feb 08, Pitanga, Auroville

Sacred Intimate Relationship and Compassionate Communication Playshop (with Tewa Holloway, trainer-candidate from Hawaii, Auroville)
Dec 07, Verite, Auroville

Introduction to NVC; Relationships; Parents/Teachers/Youth (with Aniruddha, trainer from Pune)
August 07, Verite, Auroville

Introduction to NVC / NVC Presentations in Schools (with Simon Smaluhn, supporter from Germany)
??2006, Future School, New Creation School, Auroville

Introduction to NVC (with Nada Ignjatovic, trainer from Serbia)
December 05, Auroville