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Heartful Families: Parenting with Nonviolent Communication with Jared Finkelstein

Saturday October 3rd
Sunday October 4th

Come to one or Both
$20-$40 Suggested. No one turned away for lack of funds!


Would you agree that there is no task more challenging, more complex, more demanding, more exhausting, and ultimately more rewarding than raising children? Parenting children is a commitment to stewarding life itself, and many parents suffer terribly from the thought that they must do so perfectly. Heart-full families: Parenting with Nonviolent Communication, serves as an introduction to the principles and practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) which is the philosophy that is the foundation of Family HEART Camps

This workshop is facilitated by Jared Finkelstein  a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and a Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC in Oakland California.

On the surface, NVC is a conflict resolution process that focuses on honest self-expression and listening with deep compassion. However, on a deeper level, it is a practice of attuning ourselves to the life-seeking understanding and expression within us, as well as with the life-seeking understanding and expression within others. 
This tool is relevant because it support us to parent with our purpose clear in our minds and hearts and with the awareness to look beyond behavior, both ours and our children’s, and instead at the needs that motivate it.   
When we increase our capacity to understand human needs, we significantly increase the options available to us to parent our children based on our deepest and most cherished values.
Over the course of the workshop we will:
~Focus on how we think about what motivates behavior increasing our options in the critical moment between when being stimulated and responding.

~Focus on how we choose to listen, both to ourselves and to others.  Being received empathically is transformative and having the capacity to do for others radically transforms the quality of relationships in one’s home.

~Focus on how we choose to speak.  Communicating honestly while simultaneously taking responsibility of our own feelings and needs is a powerful way to wield power in a collaborative way that supports ongoing dialogue and connection.


For More Information and to Register, please contact:  518 610-2931

Earlier Event: October 1
After School Circus Arts Class
Later Event: October 3
Living Roots Trio