with Pam Winthrop Lauer
August 24, 2021
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Connecting Communication, is a revolutionary communication model that provides concrete ways to transform judgment, anger, and fear into compassion for ourselves and others. NVC is the “how-to” guidance for learning to live with an open and tender heart.
In this interactive, experiential workshop, participants will learn how anger, fear, and judgment can be clarifying emotions, pointing us to what we most long for. We will learn how meeting our motivations with deep compassion can help us move from those difficult emotions to the love which leads to more effective action.
Finally, we will note how NVC has sometimes been used to enforce the status-quo of white privilege and see how we can recognize this and turn it around, employing NVC to help dismantle systemic oppression.
Our facilitator will be Pam Winthrop Lauer, who has eighteen years of experience as a spiritual director, with training from Rabbi Amy Eilberg and certification from the Lev Shomea Jewish Spiritual Direction Training Program. Pam is active in her local interfaith community. She also teaches Compassionate Communication/NVC and is on track to become a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) in 2021.