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OTAKI – Empathy First: for healthy relationships – w/Anna Groves

13 July @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sat 13 July, 2019. 10am – 5pm. Ōtaki College, Ōtaki.

In this 1 day workshop you will learn practical empathy skills that will bring more connection into all your relationships, both at work and home. Real empathy is a powerful tool and can change lives and offer hope. This day will be a fun, interactive learning day.

Cost: $50
(normally costs $150)
*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

Anna Groves as over 12 years experience facilitating NVC training’s. As a trained dancer/choreographer/teacher she has an embodied approach, ensuring participants aren’t overloaded by theory but have an energised learning experience. She is a certified trainer (CNVC) and has offered courses both nationally & internationally. She is a mother of two adult children, one teen, and a Nana of one delightful grandson. Anna lives rurally with her husband in Otaki Gorge. For more details see: http://www.renew-now.nz/anna-groves/

*“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 as a facilitator; she walks her talk. I love her realness.” Irma, Tasman


13 July
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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