Crafting Connections Series: Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
What you'll learn
- Understand the principles and practices of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and its importance in fostering positive relationships and resolving conflicts
- Develop the skills and techniques needed to communicate more effectively and empathetically with others, including active listening, and expressing feelings
- Recognize the underlying emotions and needs that drive both your own and others' behaviors, allowing you to approach tough conversations with understanding
- Apply the concepts and techniques learned in the course to real-life situations, such as personal and professional relationships, and workplace conflicts
- There are no specific skills, experience, tools, or equipment required to take this micro-course, as it is designed to be accessible to learners of all backgrounds and levels of experience.
Crafting Connections Series: Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is a short micro-course designed to help you transform conflict into connection with the power of Non-Violent Communication (NVC). In just a few lessons, you will learn how to communicate more effectively and compassionately with others, even in the midst of challenging situations.
Throughout the course, you will be introduced to the principles and practices of NVC, a communication technique developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. NVC emphasizes empathy, active listening, and understanding the needs and feelings of others, even when their views or behaviors may differ from your own.
By the end of the course, you will have gained the knowledge and tools needed to navigate difficult conversations and build stronger relationships. You will also be able to identify the underlying needs and emotions that drive your own and others' behavior, allowing you to communicate more effectively and respectfully.
Whether you are looking to improve your personal relationships, enhance your professional communication skills, or simply learn a new and valuable approach to conflict resolution, this micro-course is an excellent place to start. It consists of engaging and interactive lessons that will guide you through the principles and practices of NVC. Each lesson is designed to be accessible and easy to understand, allowing you to integrate the concepts and techniques into your daily life.
You will also have the opportunity to engage with other learners in the course, allowing you to practice and apply the skills you are learning in a supportive and collaborative environment. This peer-to-peer learning approach will help you to build confidence in your communication abilities and deepen your understanding of NVC.
By the end of the course, you will have not only gained the knowledge and skills needed to communicate more compassionately and effectively but also built a foundation for ongoing growth and development in your personal and professional relationships.
Who this course is for:
- It's for anyone who wants to learn how to communicate more compassionately and effectively, navigate challenging conversations, and build stronger and more meaningful connections with others.
Shasta is the founder of Saba Cooperative DAO, a solarpunk storyteller, content creator, and community incubator. Shasta is also a group facilitator and counselor, supporting individuals and communities with a variety of issues, including co-occurring addictions, trauma, and dispute resolution.
Shasta holds an undergraduate degree in social work from Wheelock College in Boston, Massachusetts, and a master's degree in Psychology and Counseling from Goddard College in Vermont. Over the past 15 years, she has studied consciousness, world spiritual practices, and sustainable communities, and has designed and supported over a dozen outpatient, intensive outpatient, and transitional living programs in New Hampshire.
From 2009-2017, Shasta was a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC) in New Hampshire, operating her intensive outpatient practice and halfway house, Another Way Counseling PLLC, from 2014-2017. She also briefly taught undergraduate Biopsychology as an online adjunct faculty instructor for Southern NH University.
In 2017, Shasta transitioned her focus to healing using hypnotic journeying and plant medicines, attending conferences and workshops hosted by MAPS and Zendo. However, she completed her personal training and initiations into these practices as a self-guided mystical process, isolated for 40-days deep in nature. During this private hermitage with intense focus on psilocybin, Shasta experienced great transformation and formed her relationship with the mushroom, which now allows her to confidently guide others through their sessions. She has been facilitating private journeys, using psilocybin, since 2018.
Shasta is also passionate about socially building and networking healthy communities, permaculture, and nomadic life, as well as mystical pursuits, sound therapy, music, dance, and meditation.