Empathy Cafes are based on the principles of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC). They provide a safe supportive space in building self-compassion and self-confidence towards authentic expression. Developing emotional intelligence & literacy (EQ) skills enables one to engage in meaningful empathic connection with oneself and others, with a highly valued set of tools to navigate a challenging and often complex world of relationships.
Growing Emotional Intelligence & Literacy (EQ)
NVC helps to foster the growth of emotional intelligence and literacy skills, self-awareness leading to self-connection, self-compassion and self-acceptance. This brings clarity, attention and focus to observations, inner thoughts and feelings, expression of values, the beauty of needs and the power of requests.
The Power of Empathy
Empathy is at the very heart of Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC). It is a profound and total listening, neutral and deep, that does not look to influence the other or the quality of what is being said. It is being fully present in the moment and listening deeply to the real needs of the person speaking. While our usual habit is to listen from a place of judgement and evaluation, developing EMPATHY and SELF-EMPATHY skills brings us to a place of connection and harmony within ourself and others. NVC will help move us towards a new way of thinking and being that brings healing compassionate connection into our life through the Power of Empathy.
This form of NVC Empathy practice can be used very effectively in daily living, adding to the quality of inter-personal relationships at home, at work and in the community. The outcome is renewed purpose and clarity, where each person is valued, seen and heard with empathy-compassion, and received with appreciation, gratitude and loving celebration.
This Empathy Cafe Community group is open to everyone.
Book & Pay: $10 to help cover cost of venue, refreshments and photocopy hand-outs as required.
You can pay via internet banking or bring your cash with you.
Please deposit into the following account with ‘NVC’ and your name as reference:
Trading Bank: Kiwibank
Name of Account: Spirit of Peace
Account Number: 38-9006-0358290-00
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