Nonviolent Communication for a New Turned ON Culture

This event series has been discontinued – please check out other events & what’s happening at Connected.

Every other Wednesday 7-9 PM, alternating with Zegg Forum—Transformational Psychodrama

When humans are fully turned on, tuned in and present in this NOW they naturally express themselves in life serving, nonviolent ways.  NVC shows a way to self empathize that reminds us of our innocence and power making the use of blame, judgment or domination language unnecessary.

How good it feels to authentically express ourselves and connect to another human being!  NVC shows us how to express this authenticity in a way most likely to penetrate defenses, truly land, and get heard deeply.

This language reveals the awareness that all human beings are only trying to honor universal values and needs, every minute, every day.

NVC can be seen as both a spiritual practice that helps us see our common humanity, using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs, and a concrete set of skills which help us create life-serving relationships and communities.

The form is simple, yet powerfully transformative.

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Through the practice of NVC, we can learn to clarify what we are observing, what emotions we are feeling, what values we want to live by, and what we want to ask of ourselves and others. We can experience the deep pleasure of contributing to each others’ well being.

NVC creates a path for healing, evolutionary transformation and intimacy  in its many applications, ranging from intimate relationships, work settings, and organizations.

Learn more about the Foundations of NVC

$10 at the door – 215 River Street, Santa Cruz

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Kelly Bryson MA, MFT. Author, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer for over 25 years, Life Coach, author of the best selling book, “Don’t be Nice, Be Real – Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for Others, has been featured in Elle and Shape magazines, appeared on many TV, Podcasts and Radio shows.

He also specializes in designer Intimate Partnerships based on Trust and deep fulfillment of our needs for freedom, depth, sexuality, community and growth.  He is the originator of the Trust Based Relationship (TBR) Modality. He is a Co-Producer of the Network for a New Culture Spring Camp (6th annual).