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OTAKI – Empathy First: Connecting with kids/teens (KOHA) – Anna & Rob

25 May @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat 25 May, 2019. 10am – 5pm. Ōtaki College, Ōtaki.

In this 1 day workshop you will learn practical empathy skills that will bring more kindness and harmony into all your whānau relationships, but especially with your kids. If you have any conflict in your communication – both with yourself and others – then this workshop is for you. And if you are worried about your teens/kids, then this is for you. Real empathy is a powerful tool and can change lives and offer hope.

Cost: KOHA
(normally costs $280)
*Contact us if you have any questions – info@renew-now.nz // 0272992991

Learn to:
1. Speak in a way that inspires compassion and understanding.
2. Initiate difficult conversations with more ease and confidence.
3. Remain centered and peaceful while hearing difficult messages.
4. Connect across differences and see each other’s common humanity.

Compassionate Communication (NVC) is both a personal practice that helps us see our common humanity, and a concrete set of skills which help us to live more peacefully. These skills apply to thought, language, and using our power in a way that honors everyone’s needs. NVC is a process that creates emotional freedom, self-acceptance, inner peace, and fulfilling relationships. It involves expressing ourselves honestly, listening with empathy, and developing a more compassionate inner relationship. People around the world are using NVC skills to transform conflict, create harmony in their relationships, and build a world where everyone’s needs are honored through compassionate giving, and without the use of coercion or violence.

Unfortunately, most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose… and to think and communicate in ways that create distrust and alienation, rather than connection. At best, these habitual ways we think and speak hinder communication and create misunderstanding and frustration. And still worse, they can cause anger and pain, and may lead to violence, either physical or emotional. Without wanting to, even people with the best of intentions stimulate needless conflict in their lives.

This practice helps us reach beneath the surface and discover what is alive and vital within us, and how to express what’s important to us in a way that generates connection, goodwill and compassion. In addition, NVC helps us to distinguish between partnership and domination approaches in our own lives and in the institutions around us, and guides us to recognize our interdependence and create a world where everyone’s

ABOUT YOUR FACILITATOR’S: Anna Groves and Rob ten Broeke:
Anna and Rob bring a realness and fun to their work, they offer an interactive experience that is very experiential (rather than all theory). Anna is a CNVC Certified Trainer (2009) and has been sharing NVC globally since 2005. She is also a trained secondary school teacher (Dance & Drama), dancer and musician. Rob found NVC 20 years ago,and has integrated the language into his life. Rob is also a Hypnotherapist and NLP practitioner and helps people change habits/phobias and break addictions. He is also a proficient musician.
For more details see their website: http://www.renew-now.nz/

*“The course was everything I hoped for and more. Already I can see major changes in relationships that are a reflection of your competent work.” Leigh, Wellington
*“I love Anna and Rob as facilitators; they walk their talk. I love their realness.” Irma, Tasman


25 May
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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