24-25/2 NVC Weekend Workshop for Couples

NVC – Listening and Speaking from the Heart

A Weekend Workshop for Couples with Roberta Wall and Yoav Aptowitzer

Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg  (founder of Nonviolent Communication-NVC) and Yemima Avital

What is a Nonviolent Communication (NVC)?

'Nonviolent Communication' or 'Compassionate Communication ‘is a practical method for communication in relationships and a powerful tool for conflict transformation developed  by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg.  NVC is influenced by the principles of nonviolence of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King and humanistic approaches of Martin Buber and Carl Rogers. NVC enables a real change, a new connection and trust in relationships.

The purpose of the workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to provide tools, a consciousness and practices  for couples to communicate from the heart, transform conflict and create deeper and more fulfilling communication. You may discover surprising changes in blocked and stuck places in your relationship and more closeness and depth.

How we learn and who is invited to the workshop?

 The workshop is designed for couples and will be held in English. We will learn the main principles of NVC through practicing and demonstrating actual conflicts and misunderstandings in our lives. Practice will be held in the group and in pairs. We will enrich our understanding of the nature of relationships through relevant texts from the Jewish teacher Yemima.

Where and When?

 The workshop will be held at the home of Lila and Yoav at Bar Giora (lovely country moshav on the outskirts of Jerusalem) , Friday and Saturday February  24-25, from 10:00 – 17:00. Participants are asked to bring a vegetarian dish to share for lunch. We may host a kabbalat shabbat Friday night- please inquire.

Payment and Registration

The number of the participants is limited to 7 couples. Priority is given to applicants in advance. Cost of the workshop for two days ₪ 500 per person. (not including food which will be shared together). For registration please send mail to yoav.aptowizer @ gmail.com or call Yoav at 0547704668 for more details.

The Facilitators

Roberta Wall was trained as a human rights lawyer and mediator. She  gives workshops and coaching for couples and families, communities and private and governmental organizations worldwide.  She is a practitioner of Nonviolent Communication, meditation and silence. Her teaching is inspired by  Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama. She has given trainings and  workshops throughout Israel and the West Bank to Israelis, internationals and Palestinians.  Roberta's website: www.steps2peace.com

 Yoav Aptowitzer is a psychotherapist and a Spiritual Studies teacher. His work combines techniques from Focusing and body-oriented psychotherapies with the teachings of Yemima Avital. Graduated the international training program for biosynthesis therapists.

Yoav's video on relationships and Yemima (in hebrew)  radio interview with Yoav on relationships


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