Connecting in Conflict

Connecting Even When We Fight (start of 5-week course)

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How can we connect even when we are fighting, or very distance with each other? In this 5-week course, you will learn connecting communication skills for better mutual understanding, increased compassion, and finding win-win outcomes. Providing a safe environment for sharing and learning, it is designed for up to 4 couples, and uses Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model as the base.

Datum & Tijd
Date(s) - vrijdag 25 mei 2018
7:15 pm - 10:00 pm

Are you in a relationship, love your partner very much, but don’t love the fighting, or distance you experience? Do you both want to find ways for more mutual understanding, compassion and win-win outcomes?

This 5-week course is designed for up to 4 couples who will learn the basics of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model and practice new connecting communication skills with each other.

As a taster, you are invited to the free workshop (open to all) on 20 April, 19.15 – 21.30 (TACA, Borgerstraat 102).

As accredited coach, mediator and trainer, I enjoy supporting people in all kinds of relationship situations, particularly with experiencing more AWARENESS and CHOICE in COMMUNICATION. Next to private sessions, I offer this course because there is multi-layered learning that takes place in group settings, everyone experiences a definite sense of not being alone in the difficulties they face in communication, and it’s more affordable! I welcome any and all participant sharing. I also use examples from my own 25-year international relationship, in which there are constant ups and downs, communication challenges, mournings and celebrations.

Next to practical information and exercises, I provide a super safe environment, in which I’m very focused on (modelling) compassionate listening.

You will learn how to:
– identify & deal with alienating language (e.g. blame, judgement, comparisons, criticism)
– speak more honestly (what’s really going on personally)
– listen more deeply for understanding & clarity
– deal with emotions in a connecting way
– make requests (as opposed to demands)
– reach meaningful win-win agreements
– say and hear a “no”
– express and receive appreciation

Dates: 25 May, 8 & 22 June, 6 & 13 July

Timing: Fridays, 19.15 – 22.00

Location: TACA, Borgerstraat 102, Amsterdam (Oud West)

Cost: €195 – 350 per person (excl. BTW), depending on income & free choice

Optional discounted private 1.5 hour sessions: €100 – 175 (excl. BTW), depending on income & free choice

FYI: English or Dutch will be spoken depending on the needs of participants, who are often international couples.

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For more information or to register, please contact me, Cara Crisler: