PLYMOUTH — The internationally celebrated practice known as Nonviolent Communication (NVC) will be showcased at Plymouth State University this November 15 – 24, in celebration of PSU's International Education Week. Shantigarbha (Seed of Peace), a certified NVC international trainer, will be offering campus and community events.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also called "Compassionate Communication," is a communication process whose purpose is to strengthen the ability to inspire compassion from others and to respond compassionately to others and to ourselves. Through its emphasis on deep listening, NVC fosters respect, attentiveness and empathy, and engenders a mutual desire to give from the heart. PSU Community Education Director Linda Hammond said the public is invited to a free Introduction to NVC workshop Friday, November 15 at the Pease Public Library from 7 – 8:30 p.m.
"This course goes a long way toward addressing the violence, bullying and fear we are witnessing and experiencing throughout the world today," Hammond said. "This course offers a way forward teaching effective skills to all ages."
Following that free session, there are both beginner and intermediate workshops offered at Plymouth State over the next ten days, November 16-17 and November 23-24. These sessions are suitable for people who are interested in building a culture of peace and communicating across a globalized, diverse population. To register, use this link: http://www.plymouth.edu/community-education/1916/nonviolent-communication-workshops-with-shantigarba/
Cost for the beginners workshop which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 16-17 at the Pease Public Library is $150 for an individual, $250 for two people.
Cost for the intermediate workshop which runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 23-24 at the Bradford Room Centre Lodge at PSU is $150 for an individual, $250 for two people.
Shantigarbha's appearance in Plymouth is part of Plymouth State University's International Education Week, which celebrates and showcases the University's efforts in campus globalization, international education forums, international food competitions and film screenings.