This course enhances effective communication skills to include the ability to stay in dialogue when emotions are driving us to “shout out” or “shut down.” This course provides knowledge and tools for listening, creating connection and facilitating dialogue in tough, emotional situations. The principles and models taught are aligned with spiritual practices. The class is based on the model of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), which includes: taking responsibility for our own experience; commitment to increasing our awareness of our own feelings and need s as well as those of the people with whom we interact; and having the capacity to be authentic and compassionate in all circumstances.
By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to listen from the heart in every situation
- Distinguish facts from stories in situations driven by emotion
- Create a safe environment for dialogue
- Apply Spiritual principles and Nonviolent Communications in their daily communications
Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:30 pm
June 22nd - July 27th
Cost: $120 to Unity Center
For SEE Credit: An Additional $45 to UWSI
Theresa Crisci is a Licensed Unity Teacher. She was on the Board as Treasurer for Unity of Norwalk for 4 years, has been Platform Assistant since 2012 and served as a volunteer in many positions. Theresa has owned her own wellness business for the past 25 years, providing chair massage and wellness classes to corporations throughout Connecticut. She has also been teaching Mindfulness and Meditation at the Stonington Institute since June of 2017.