6/14 Cultivating Needs Consciousness: Exploring the Natural Connections Between NVC and RP

June 14, 2019

Location: Partners in Restorative Initiatives (PiRI) 111 Hillside Ave., Rochester NY 14610

Facilitated by Judith Lardner and Shira May, Executive Director at PiRI

Open to the Public

Cost: $45/person includes breakfast and all materials

In this half-day workshop, participants will explore the commonality between the conception of “needs” in NVC and “values” in Restorative Practices (RP). Participants will also learn awareness practices to deepen our needs consciousness in our daily lives.

For questions or to register, call (585) 473-0970 or email office@pirirochester.org

“In our experiences of introducing peacemaking Circles around the world, we have found that people from every culture, walk of life, and religious perspective identify the same core values to guide their interactions. When asked, inmates and judges, children and Elders, people in rural towns and metropolitan areas all name similar values to guide their conduct.” 

Pranis, Stuart, Pranis, and Wedge “Peacemaking Circles: From Crime to Community”

Anyone who becomes acquainted with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) quickly learns about the critical role that human needs play in this approach. In my own mind, placing human needs front and center is the core insight around which everything in NVC revolves. This is the aspect of NVC that challenges prevalent theories of human nature; the entry point through which collaboration becomes possible in groups; the engine of the kind of healing that happens through engaging with an empathic presence; the mechanism through which conflict mediation proceeds; and the path to personal liberation.” -Miki Kashtan