Mindfulness-based stress reduction course
Wednesdays 14.00 - 16.15
Next course begins October 10th 2018.
Run by Vici Williams and Paula Fairweather, experienced Mindfulness teachers.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for stress reduction combines the ancient tradition of meditation together with cognitive therapy techniques to support people find more helpful ways of dealing with low mood, stress and anxiety.
The Mental Health Foundation has produced an extensive report in response to the popularity of Mindfulness. It examines the evidence for the effectiveness of Mindfulness-based courses, lays the groundwork for developing the use of Mindfulness-based approaches within the NHS and beyond - and explores the potential positive knock-on effects for society at large.
Nonviolent Communication - Advanced Practitioner Weekend Workshop
October 6th 10.45 - 18.00 & October 7th 10.45 - 17.15
This workshop is designed for participants who already have been to an NVC foundation training of two days or more and who would like to deepen their understanding of the concept as well as practice its application in daily life.
After a short repetition of the ‘Four Steps’ you will hear more about topics like self-empathy, key differentiations in NVC, how to deal with criticism, saying ‘No’ and reacting to a ‘No’, expressing gratitude, interrupting in conversations, what to say instead of blame and praise, formats for well-structured dialogue and using the NVC dancefloor.
You will immediately test new approaches within small work groups and compare your findings during plenary sessions. For an optimum learning experience, you should be willing to bring along and share real-life examples, where a communication episode did not go the way you would have liked.
NVC Practice Group with Claudia & Martin Althaus
October 5th 19.45 - 22.00
We reflect which feelings and needs are currently most alive in us and we give each other empathy in the NVC way. As there will be no specific tuition, participants should have previously experienced NVC at least e.g. in a two-day training.