Note that this class is filled but Jeff Jones is compiling a wait list.  Nonviolent Communication (NVC) or Compassionate Communication is referred to as a language of life or a language of the heart.  More than a way of communicating, it is grounded in a consciousness that can be practiced moment by moment.  This four-week class will begin with an overview of Compassionate Communication and Consciousness, cover the skills of expressing Observations, Feelings, Needs and Requests without judgment, blame, or demand, and will cover empathy using contemporary real-life examples.  While the class will teach skills (appealing to the head), it will be grounded in consciousness (appealing to the heart).

The four sessions will be on Zoom, Thursdays January 7, 14, 21, and 28; 7-9pm

Our facilitator, Rev. Jeff Jones, began studying and became inspired by Nonviolent Communication (NVC) while serving at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Marietta, Georgia, from 2010 to 2017.  He left parish ministry in 2017 to become a UU Community Minister and studied NVC more intensely in Asheville, NC.  He has taught NVC at UU congregations, at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), at UNC Asheville,  and has led an NVC Practice Group since January 2019.  He is a member of the NVC Sharers’ Group (those who teach NVC) in Asheville and is an Affiliated Community Minister with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville.

Contact Jeff Jones to register and for Zoom link.