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Creating the Life You Want: Requests and Personal Empowerment

Date:
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Time:
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Laurie Brooks
Email:
Phone:
(831) 459-6919
Address:
225 Rooney Street
Location Details:
225 Rooney St, Santa Cruz CA 95065, upstairs from the Quaker Meeting House - NVC Santa Cruz, Center for Compassion

Do you want a deeper sense of personal empowerment in your life? Do you want to trust that your needs matter and can be met without cost to your relationships? Would you like to know how to ask for what you want and at the same time deepen your connection with others? This 4 hour class will help you connect with the joy of natural giving and receiving, learn how to: hear the "yes" behind the "no"; how to say "no" without saying "no"; the properties of a request; group requests; and self-requests. Learn to break free of the chains of politeness that can drain the joy from your relationships.Anger, guilt, fear, shame, grief, and depression can be so overwhelming and scary, we often prefer to do anything but experience them. And yet, it takes substantial energy to suppress these emotions. When we deny them, we can become the opposing force that holds the emotion in place. This six week series will help you discover the patterns, thoughts, and habits we form in relation to these emotions and practical skills to work with them. Practicing the translation of these thoughts into feelings, needs and requests, contributes to the transformation of our primary relationship to self. Uncover habitual thoughts that have kept you from fully connecting with yourself in challenging situations. This journey of self-discovery will be supported by gratitude and forgiveness and mourning.

Online registration available

This workshop is lead by NVC Santa Cruz trainer Christine King, certified with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

For a full schedule of our workshops, visit our Events Calendar.

Added to the calendar on Mon, Aug 25, 2008 6:52PM
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