Organized by our friends at The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication (NYCNVC)
As we humans have developed other technologies, the technology of compassion has been developed too. This course provides the “how to” of creating more connection, understanding, and compassion in our daily lives – a way to create a world we will be happy to leave our children’s children. The work is challenging, at times confronting, and with perseverance, practice, focus, and dedication, it works.
For the last 8 years this course has served more 19,000 participants from over 110 countries in 4 languages, making the skills of compassionate living available to anyone, regardless of time and money constraints. For eight years running, this course has proven to be “life-changing”, “fun” and “transformational” (check out the quotes below).
Starts on June 19
The course starts with foundational concepts and practices that help us understand what engenders compassion and what blocks it. As the year progresses, we work with more advanced practices and processes that help us bring more compassion into our everyday lives. All weekly messages include:
A concept to learn
A story to illustrate the concept
Practices to integrate the concept into your life
Links to previous weeks, videos, exercises and more
Throughout the course, we work on progressively deepening levels with self-empathy, empathy, emotional triggers, anger, beliefs, dialog, appreciation, requests and more. By the end of the year, the course covers over 50 concepts and differentiations.
As part of the course, Thom Bond hosts 12, monthly 1-1/2 hour conferences (which participants can join either via video conference or a telephone line) for the English speaking Community.
All conferences are recorded and may be listened to at any time throughout the course. Recording links are posted within the weekly messages for those who don’t attend or those who would like to review.
Carefully trained and supported Course Facilitators host the conferences where it is offered in other languages.