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Compassionate Communication Study Group

Speaking the Language of Connection & Life

Compassionate Communication (CC), is a process of empathy and honesty, and is sometimes described as “the language of the heart.” It is a way of communicating—by speaking and listening—that leads us to give from the heart and connect with each other and ourselves, thus allowing our natural compassion to flourish.

While we may not consider the way we talk to be “violent”, our words often lead to hurt and pain, whether for others (e.g. work colleagues, customers, clients, suppliers) or ourselves.

Compassionate Communication guides us in reframing how we express ourselves and hear others. Instead of reacting habitually, our words become conscious responses based firmly on an awareness of our inner perceptions, feelings and wants. In this language, we are shown how to express ourselves with honesty and clarity in work and personal situations, while paying others a respectful and empathic attention. Ultimately, the practice of CC helps us discover the depth of our compassion, and shows us that true giving comes from the heart.

*  For a glimpse of how Compassionate Communication has transformed the way a practitioner relates to others around her, read her brief account here.

We offer a 8-week Group Study based on the following book, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg

FORMAT OF STUDY GROUP

  • There are eight (8) weekly sessions. Each session runs for 2 hours each. Please see dates below.
  • Each participant must have a copy of both books above to participate in the Study Group. Couples can share a set.
  • Each participant must commit to read the book and be actively involved in the Study Group session to gain benefit.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This Study Group is for adults of all ages who want to transform how they relate and experience more peace and connection in their relationships.

OBJECTIVE

You will gain knowledge and skills to:

  • Describe the principles of CC
  • Identify blocks to communication
  • Identify the components of OFNR
  • Use the model of OFNR

CONTENT

Week 1, 2 – Introduction to CC and the meanings of communication
Chapter 1 – Giving from the Heart
Chapter 2 – Communication that Blocks Compassion

Week 3, 4, 5, 6 – Identifying Observations, Feelings, Needs and Making Request
Chapter 3 – Observing Without Evaluation
Chapter 4 – Identifying & Expressing Feelings
Chapter 5 – Taking Responsibility for Our Feelings
Chapter 6 – Requesting That Which Would Enrich Life

Week 7, 8 – Practicing Empathy
Chapter 7 – Receiving Empathy

Please note that Chapter 8 – 13 will NOT be covered in this Study Group.

BENEFIT
By learning Compassion Communication, one can let go of negative habits and be more open and confident in relating to others. You can make a difference in your communication as never before.

WHO COULD ATTEND
This Study Group is for adults of all ages who want to transform how they relate and experience more peace and connection in their relationships.

IMPORTANT
Prior registration is required. To gain full benefit from this Study Group, we encourage full attendance for the 8 sessions.

Participants would need to purchase the 2 books used in the course, either on their own from Major bookstores, or by ordering online at Malaysian website, www.bookurve.com.

E-book can also be purchased online from Puddle Dancer Press of USA following this linkhttp://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/store/index.php

FACILITATOR  Choy Boon Ling

EXCHANGE  Expenses to enable this workshop to take place have been fully sponsored by WISE.

MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS  4–10 persons only for effectiveness of Group Study

DATE   Thursdays, 10 Aug - 5 Oct 2017, excluding 31 August,  8pm - 10pm (8 sessions)

VENUE   WISE Centre at Kelana Jaya

CONTACT      Choy Boon Ling  016-2293699   |  Call/SMS  017-2933699 


RELATED WORKSHOP   Communicate to Connect