A Comprehensive Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
The Discovery Weekend takes us from the very beginning concepts of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to a deeper understanding of the purpose, meaning and implications NVC has in our lives and in the world. We will practice responding and communicating consciously by expressing and hearing, based on an awareness of our own and other people’s needs.
Participants are offered a deeper understanding and experience of this new generation of communication skills, and establish a clear idea of what NVC is and what it is not. Through exercises, demonstrations, role-plays and more, participants will have first hand experience practicing and ultimately developing skills to bring back into their daily lives.
-Spend more time in connection with others (& yourself)
-Experience less painful and shorter conflicts
-Move from conflict to mutual strategies
-Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires
-Have your needs expressed and understood
-Increase congruence between your values and actions
-Translate judgments into dialogues & requests
-Increase harmony and understanding among others
-Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts
-Have more fun, joy and pleasure
What People Say
"NVC has been a great gift to me. It has changed my life radically, I'm still amazed. Relationships that were stuck in old patterns have become fluid, caring and loving. Perhaps, at sixty-six, to find a new love with my husband, a warmth and closeness with my children, it all seems like a miracle."
"An amazingly clear, informative, succinct, on-time, and interesting presentation."
"Thom is a Jedi Master of this work, but it's his down-to-earth teaching style and humor that I found most endearing. He knows his stuff. He's also real, humble and funny. He's like the Jimmy Stewart or Gary Cooper "Everyman" of personal growth! I really connected to that."
"Thom once explained to us that 'to make big changes in our lives we need big clarity'. Nonviolent Communication gets me clear on what it is that I want, and why. What it is that I believe, and why. With such clarity I now act with more assurance, and have more definition, purpose, and love in my life."
"...life changing, revolutionary, hilarious... Please accept our hugest THANK YOU for the alchemy you've catalyzed in our staff."
--Vivian Lehrer Stadlin, Co-Founder of Eden Village Camp, NY
"The Discovery weekend has elevated my consciousness and held open my heart awareness... what a deal for an entry level life changing adventure."
"Thom normalizes NVC. He shows it's possible to do in everyday life."
"The immersion of Thom Bond's NVC Discovery Weekend has helped me make a HUGE shift in the way I'm communicating, listening/responding to others, and shifting the ways I think about my own feelings. I've had some big breakthroughs with my partner using some of the language I've learned; and have been able to see some intense feelings around my family as signals of needs I can address in my own life. And this is just the beginning..."
"Thom's style as teacher is one that is filled with personal stories and examples that are meaningful and thoughtful. He does not place himself above anyone else."
"Working with Thom has changed my life. Really."
Participants should have some idea of what NVC is. Recommendations include attending a "First Mondays" NVC Introduction, reading the beginning of Marshall Rosenberg's book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life and/or visiting www.theexercise.org.
Friday 7:00 PM - 9:15PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
NYC: Pearl Studios located is two blocks north of Madison Square Garden at 519 8th avenue (between 35th and 36th st.).
Oakland, CA: East Bay Community Foundation in Downtown Oakland.
(Does not include food or lodging)
First Time Participants - $290
Reviewing Participants - $190
First Time Participants - $390
Reviewing Participants - $290