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Sat, 17 Feb


Birth & Beyond Hall

Emotional Fitness Weekend Workshop

Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces.

Emotional Fitness Weekend Workshop
Emotional Fitness Weekend Workshop

Time & Location

17 Feb 2024, 9:30 am – 18 Feb 2024, 5:00 pm

Birth & Beyond Hall, 54 Cullen St, Nimbin NSW 2480, Australia

About the event


One Session : $25

Full Weekend : $80

There is a tea break during each session

Lunch break is 30 min


Bookings are essential as there are limited spaces

Gail Wallace

0402 347 399

What to expect in the workshop:

NVC Basics

Saturday Morning  9.30am – 1.00pm, Gail Wallace

This session will explore the basics of NVC; the foundation work of Marshall Rosenberg. We will look at OFNR- observations, feelings, needs, requests- as a useful & transformative tool for better, clearer, communication. Practice with non- judgement, with empathy, with dealing with anger and learning the language of ‘giraffes’ will be included. Some theory mixed with interactive, learning activities.

From Competition Towards Cooperation

Saturday Afternoon  1.30pm – 5.00pm, Saskia Kouwenberg

This workshop will give insight into why the way we often communicate in quarrels/misunderstandings/conflicts seldom brings us what we want. Actually, the contrary happens: relations tend to get worse instead of better! We look at how conflicts easily escalate, at the role of feelings, the influence of power differences and the role of our uniqueness.  Having insight into what happens during most conflicts, makes it lots easier to move towards more cooperative ways of dealing with conflicts such as Non-Violent Communication. If we have time, we can look at the basics of mediation.

How To Ask For What You Need, And Get It!

Sunday Morning  9.30am – 1.00pm, Jeanette Macdonald

Explore the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics of requests.

Look at what constitutes a request versus a demand. Discover the hidden demands in everyday conversation.  Start to unearth an awareness that can move you from demands to requests for fulfilment.

Challenging The Thoughts That Trap You

Sunday Morning  1.30pm – 5.00pm, Herbert Niesler

Our thoughts about ourselves, others and the world can wear us down.  When we think someone or something shouldn't be the way it is, it can become quite challenging for us.  We are so used to believing these thoughts, that they have their own existence and end up running our lives.

In this session we are going to look at how some of our thoughts cause us internal turmoil and also expose the hidden assumptions behind them that help entrench them.  By not giving our thoughts a free pass, instead challenging them, we can expose them for being a bad habit that can be changed.

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