Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Compassionate Communication Parent Practice Group

Join us for a monthly, self-led group to practice compassionate communication, with an emphasis on parenting/family.

The compassionate communication practiced in the group is a communication approach using techniques and ideas inspired by Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg. It is a way to communicate peacefully while addressing the needs of everyone involved and models gentle, empathetic, and assertive communication to our children. For more information and other local resources on Compassionate Communication visit the Oregon Network of Compassionate Communication and Wise Heart.

Once the group is established, we will bring in a speaker to provide a training.

Group Details
Facilitator: The group will be self-led, but coordinated by Mychelle Moritz and Rebecca Andersson
Description: Focus on families who want to support each other with compassion and in giving our children tools in unconditional love and freedom.
Prerequisites: none, all levels of experience welcome.
Format and Structure: To be determined by the group. Children are welcome.
Meeting Day/Time: *note changed day* 2nd Sunday of each month from 2-4pm, future meeting times negotiable by group.
Location: Nurture, 1614 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211
Starting Date: August 31, 2008
Fees: Suggested donation $5/ group meeting
Group Maximum: 15 Members
Contact: Mychelle 971-344-7527 http://b11.mail.yahoo.com/ym/nurturepdx.com/Compose?To=mychelle@nurturepdx.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI - there is a wonderful NVC parenting series going on in NE Portland called Parenting from the Heart, more info here: http://insideoutschoolhouse.wordpress.com/2009/01/30/nvcparenting/
and I highly recommend the Portland Unconditional Parenting yahoo group for those who want to connect with others who are parenting respectfully and compassionately: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UP-Portland/
We have almost 200 members, and I think they'd like to hear about this practice group too!