Do you find it difficult to live Nonviolent Communication consciousness? If you do, I can help you gain more understanding, practice and integration of NVC through:
Structure sessions according to your personal goals.
NVC education on key concepts and awareness behind the model.
Exercises to practice using the model with real life situations.
Support you in maintaining a daily practice.
During mentoring sessions, we work with "The Pathways to Liberation: The Matrix of Self-Assessment". developed to support self-assessment of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) skills and awareness. The Matrix is a collaborative project created by Jacob Gotwals, Jack Lehman, Jim Manske and Jori Manske.
"Nonviolent Communication is an awareness discipline masquerading as a communication process.” Any such discipline is a sort of spiritual undertaking that requires focus, feedback, and persistence to integrate fully into one’s life." Pathways to Nonviolent Communication by Jim Manske.
I can support your journey with practices that keep you focused on the skills highlighted on the Matrix and support you to keep moving forward.
Another tool I use during mentoring sessions is the focus on The Key Differentiations.
“Marshall Rosenberg developed The Key Differentiations by placing the paradigm of dominance and collaboration side by side. Opposing these paradigms, he thought, would inevitably serve to bring us back to our compassionate nature…” Choice by Kathleen Macferran and Jared FInkesltein
The concept of key distinctions was informed by Piaget's framework of the learning process. One aspect of this, for Piaget, was to see learning as marked by a growing ability of the learner to differentiate between states and things, articulating these differences so that they can be named, shared, reflected on and put into practice.
These Key distinctions support our integration of the spirituality of NVC and serve us as a guide to know where we are in our journey.
How do the sessions work?
I offer a first free session of 30 min (In person or online) in order to get to know each other and talk about how mentoring work, agreements and your intention on the mentoring sessions.
Sessions are one-hour sessions.
Sessions are based on your specific goals.
Things that can be covered during a mentoring session:
- During the sessions we might work with a real-life situation you have and go through it with an NVC lens, we might look at what Key Differentiation and skills from the Matrix are related to the situation.
- We can also do specific NVC exercise/role plays to go through a specific situation.
- We can practice specific exercises related to a Key Differentiation or a specific skill from the Matrix
I invite people to book a session using a gift economy approach, so that those that need support through my work can have that possibility and that at the same time my work can also be sustainable.
There is no set amount for the coaching sessions. Though I offer guidance to people in choosing how much to give, it is intended as support and not as specific requests. I ask that you give the most that you can without overstretching or resentment.
Supporting others to do these sessions: € 80 (Many people will not be able to contribute at the sustainability level (specially people from South America with whom I usually work), so I depend on some people having the capacity and willingness to contribute more.
Sustainability level: € 60 (This rate reflects the basic cost required to make the sessions sustainable for me, especially considering that I am part of an employment cooperative where a big part of my salary goes to pay for the commissions in order to be an entrepreneur with them.)
Increased Accessibility: € 30 (If you have a low income or if you are part of the global south, regardless of where you live and would like guidance on how much to give, this amount is half of the amount that is at the sustainability level)
If the above options are still a barrier for you and at the same time you are experiencing a sense of being lost in your NVC journey and you don't find other sources of support, feel free to contact me to talk about other possibilities.