may, 2020

11may7:00 pm9:00 pmConnected Heart Empathy Circle7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Details

Let’s gather on Zoom for a heart-centered empathy circle in a safe, non-judgmental container, followed by a Nonviolent Communication mini lesson.

Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/2538310638

Arrive early as the meeting will close once there are 12 attendees or at 7:10pm PDT, whichever comes first.

Please print out the feelings and needs sheets before the group or have them available on a second device. These files can be found in the comments.

What is an empathy circle? Inspired by Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC), we will each have three minutes to share authentically and vulnerably from the heart what is alive for us and then receive empathy for five minutes. Feel seen and heard. Develop skills for authentic connection

What is empathy? It is not advice or storytelling or “fixing”. It is helping dive deeper into our feelings and needs by making “empathy guesses”. Example: “I hear you talking about not being able to see your friends and family during this time of social distancing. Are you feeling sad and lonely because your needs for connection and companionship aren’t being met?” “yes, I’m having a difficult time with this. I want to be able to hug my grandma and my friends. I feel so alone.” “that must feel disheartening. It sounds like your touch needs are not being met and that you’re wanting some comfort. Is that correct?” etc.

After the empathy circle, we will have a mini NVC lesson.

About the facilitator: Mia Blaisdel is the creator of Connected Heart Events, which is dedicated to bringing heart-centered connection, community, and consciousness to the world. She leads movement and connection workshops including: Nonviolent Communication practice groups, Tantra Pujas, snuggle parties, and conscious dance workshops. She has a BA in Theatre from UCSD.

Donations of $0 to $20 appreciated. Venmo: miablaisdel

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This empathy circle is open to all levels.

Want to read “Nonviolent Communication – A Language of Life” by Marshall Rosenberg? It is accessible online for free here:
https://www.slideshare.net/vannoeun/non-violent-communication-book

Here are are some NVC videos to watch for a better understanding:
* THE 4 NVC STEPS MADE SIMPLE:
https://youtu.be/NYkgbrZSAY0
* NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION – MARSHALL ROSENBERG –
SUMMARY SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOP (in 10 Principles):
https://youtu.be/b9bt2841XDY

Time

(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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