How to Survive Thanksgiving Dinner: An Intro to Non-Violent Communication


Woodstock Healing Arts

83 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY 12498

Woodstock, NY, US, 12498

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) provides us with the tools to live more compassionately, transitioning from judgement/blame towards empathy.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practice that was originated by American psychologist and peace activist Marshall Rosenberg in the late 20th century. It provides us with the tools to live more compassionately, transitioning from a world of judgement and blame to one of empathy and understanding . With NVC, we are invited to live in connection to the feelings and needs that drive our every word and action, and to become curious about what might be driving the words and actions of others. We can learn to understand and advocate for ourselves on a deep level, cultivate more harmony and connection in our relationships, and approach the world with an increased spirit of generosity.

This workshop will introduce the key elements that are at the heart of a Nonviolent Communication practice. No prior experience with Nonviolent Communication is necessary. Participants are encouraged to bring fed bellies, and a notebook & pen.

About Lyndsey Harrington:

Lyndsey Harrington has been dedicated to Nonviolent Communication since she first encountered it in 2012. Growing up with a deep love for meditation and alternative healing, she found herself yearning for a practice that could bridge the sense of loving unity she felt with the world during her meditations and maintaining that sense of connection in her everyday human life. For her, Nonviolent Communication is that bridge.

In 2012, while living in Brooklyn, Lyndsey encountered Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication” through a friend. In 2015, she began studying with the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication and then, in 2017, joined their team as a workshop facilitator/trainer. She has facilitated several NYCNVC intensives, supported the organization as a course coordinator, and has led and co-led NVC practice groups in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley. She is a full-time resident of Woodstock, NY

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