"If you care about healing the offender and the victims in the community, then it's paramount that beginnings be made. Nonviolent Communication is a very large setp toward that goal."
--A prison inmate





Living, Speaking and Listening from the Heart

A Basic Training in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)*, a practice that supports a consciousness based on living in the present moment. We will explore how to carry an active heart-based mindfulness meditation into each interaction by tapping into the deep spring of love that lives in each and every one of us. Through this work we will open up to a world full of compassionate giving.

NVC powerfully facilitates personal growth, family peace, compassionate social change, conflict resolution and mediation.

NVC helps us focus our attention on
1) Empathic understanding of others while maintaining each other’s values, and
2) Expressing our real feelings and needs openly and honestly, yet without blame or criticism.

NVC delineates four components of communication:
1) Observations free of evaluations;
2) Feelings straight from the heart;
3) Needs, values and longings; and
4) Requests expressed clearly in positive action language.

Offered by Margarita Mac & John Karvel

4 Sunday Afternoons, October 29, November 5, 12 & 19, 2006, 1 PM to 5:15PM

Walker Church
3104 - 16th Avenue South,
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Requested donation: $180-$0. We request a $30 deposit and administration fee with registration. In addition we request that you pay by donation after the class the highest amount you can joyfully give if the class contributed to your life. We are following BayNVC's financial arrangements because they meet our needs for support, beauty and inclusion. For more information follow this link: http://www.baynvc.org/financial.php

All donations will go to Walker Church.

For more information or to request a registration form contact:

John Karvel at johnkarvel@c4cr.org or 651-645-2765 or
Margarita Mac at margaritaemac@netscape.net or 612-729-1699.

*Nonviolent Communication comes from the work of Marshall Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication. For more information about NVC go to the global website at www.cnvc.org or the local website at www.tcnvc.org.