“Judgment, Blame and other Unexpected Friends”

This is a workshop in which we practice the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. NVC offers profound tools and perspectives to help us express ourselves honestly while being heard and understood with compassion.

Date, time, location and price

Date & time: October 23, from 10:00 - 12:00
Location: online (on Zoom)
Price: 10 euro

Description of the workshop

Judgments - we all have them. For better or for worse (pun intended), most of us have been habituated to categorise the world, each other and ourselves into what's wrong and what's right; what's bad and what's good. And yet, if you're someone who has practised any meditation or mindfulness, you will quickly have discovered just how much energy they take up! It can be painful and exhausting holding resentment and distance towards others, particularly those we love most dearly.

The good news is, we don't need to get rid of all our judgments in order to experience inner peace and healthy relationships with each other. I believe every judgment contains the beauty of what we value and care about. By practising shifting our attention to the message underneath our judgments, we can empower ourselves to speak for what matters to us while staying in connection with others.

In this 2-hour workshop, we'll practice 4 simple steps to befriend our judgments, and use them as doorways to reconnect with what we value and need.

We'll address how to...

  • Welcome your judgments as doorways to your authenticity
  • Express what's important to you in a way that you will be heard and understood
  • Rehumanise your 'enemies' to build respectful relationships

On the surface, the workshop is a very simple 4-part process. In its deepest practice, it offers a radical paradigm shift and a pathway to embodying a life of compassion.

NVC helps us create a more peaceful state of mind by encouraging us to focus on what we are truly wanting rather than on what is wrong with others or ourselves.” –Marshall Rosenberg

About Jocelyn
Jocelyn is inspired by how a welcome presence for all of life’s movements and moments gives rise to (self-)compassion and ignites a deep-seated inspiration to enrich life for ourselves and others. She is deeply fulfilled being able to contribute to life as a Communication Trainer and Mediator since 2017 with her background in Nonviolent Communication and Internal Family Systems. She is also actively involved as a Facilitator and Network Architect of the Cultural Catalyst Network - a self-organizing global community of transformational learning and action. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany.
Jocelyn's website: www.becomingtogether.net

Sign-up for the workshop

Step 1: Use this link to pay the participation fee for the event (10 euro)

Step 2: provide your contact details

Done? That’s all! Thank you very much, and we are looking forward to see each other at the event on the 23rd.

Lovely greetings, and a warm heart!
the Student Meditation team