Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication

This event is at capacity. To join the waitlist, sign up here.

 

This is a workshop series on using the language of feelings and needs to decolonize communication, increase self-empathy, and embrace accountability and transformation without shame. Using a trauma-informed lens and the principles of Non-Violent Communication, this series will explore how we hold ourselves and others with empathy and compassion during times of conflict. During conflict, our bodies may go into a variety of triggered responses, impacting the quality of our communication, and setting off a reactive and disconnected pattern of communication during which no one’s needs get met. Can we deepen our own somatic awareness of where our deepest triggers and pain live? Can we use this awareness to communicate our needs with increased clarity? What are the ways we can divest from shame-and-blame language, to choose processes for accountability and healthy interdependence?

This series inspires work that is both vulnerable and deep. Participants are joining a commitment to hold the space for each other in witness and collective. We ask that you register only if attending all 6 sessions feels like a life-affirming choice that can be entered into with joy and ease.

meenadchi on Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication

Can’t attend the workshop or find that it’s sold out? You can still work on your communication skills with meenadchi’s guidance by purchasing a copy of her book Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication printed by Co–Conspirator Press

About Meenadchi: A human being, a human bean, a human been. Most interested in the intersections of relationship building, accountable transformation, and increasing interdependency. Work histories in theater, suicide prevention, and crisis stabilization. @whostoleserendib

Accessibility information for this event: WCCW has a 36” wide ramp at our front entrance and a stairway with 8 steps and a rail. There are 2 gender neutral restrooms. One restroom is wheelchair accessible, with a handrail. We provide scent free soaps and encourage guests to attend our events scent free. If you require ASL interpretation, CART, interpretation for a language other than English, supervised childcare, or have any other access needs or questions, please contact info@wccw.us at least two weeks in advance. It is our practice to do everything we can to create a safe and accessible space.

*All members get 20% off paid programming. A limited number of free spots are also available for Warrior & Goddess level members. Email info@wccw.us to inquire about free tickets.

Our program costs go directly towards compensation of the instructors and staffers who work the event. We want to make programming as accessible as possible to anyone who is interested, however, so we offer volunteer opportunities in exchange for membership, as well as free community tickets to each program (number varies depending on capacity of the class). Email info@wccw.us for more info or to find out more about these opportunities for a specific event.