Communication Dojo - 4-week Anger Series

Event has passed (Thu Sep 28, 2017 - Thu Sep 28, 2017)
San Francisco (SF) Zen Center
07:00 PM
Sports / Fitness
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This is a 4-week committed series. Class times/dates: 7pm to 9pm on Sept 28th, Oct 5th, 12th & 19th. 
Sliding Scale pricing - The sliding scale pricing means we'd love to receive $300 per person for the series, since this price is chosen to support the sustainability of the Communication Dojo. However, we also want to be able to welcome those for whom the $300 price is not affordable, so we're making a range of ticket prices available.
Dealing with Anger and Negative Judgments – Your Own and Other People’s, Creating a Practice of Self-Connection
When others speak while angry you might have a hard time hearing them, even though they really want to be heard. In this series we’ll practice ways to make it easier to listen and stay connected, even when there is a lot of anger. We’ll also practice methods of self-connection and self-understanding that help you figure out the true message of your own anger and that of others, and to extract meaning and direction from even the most painful judgments. Get the true message of anger and I predict you’ll find it comes back less often.
The Communication Dojo is a learning environment designed for everyone, regardless of prior experience with "Connected Communication" (aka "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC)). This four week committed series format allows you opportunities to practice what you're learning between classes then to come back the next week with questions. You'll build skills, knowledge, and community week by week. 
As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others will weaken and defeat you.— Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido
The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. This is not a lecture series. The teaching is highly interactive and there will be plenty of experiential learning in pairs and/or small groups - “learning by doing.”
Some features of the Communication Dojo:
*Efficient use of class time to maximize learning*High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.*Minimal reliance on “jargon” i.e. language that might be confusing or alienating for those not familiar with NVC.*Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong” or “Trying to do it right.”


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