Celebrating Connection in 2014

Nonviolent Communication grew from my attempt to understand
the concept of love and how to manifest it. . . .
Love is not just something we feel, but something we manifest,
something we give.

~Marshall Rosenberg
Founder of Nonviolent Communication

Please join Hearthfire early in the new year for a talk on the principles and practice of Nonviolent Communication presented by our friend and teacher, Jared Finkelstein, a passionate advocate of NVC, who believes that “in a connected world it’s all about the quality of the connection.” It promises to be an evening of community, learning and fun!

The Principles & Practice of Nonviolent Communication
An Introductory Talk by Jared Finkelstein

Friday, January 10th @ 8 PM

Admission $20

Please RSVP to reserve a seat. For anyone who wishes to deepen their practice of NVC, there are also a few spots open in our weekend immersion workshop (January 11 – 12th). Details available upon request.

More About NVC
Nonviolent Communication is a practical, learnable process that helps people put their attention on shared human values, which in turn connects us more deeply with ourselves and others.

NVC promotes congruency with one’s values in thought, speech and action.

The purpose of NVC is to create the quality of connection where everyone’s needs are equally valued, and strategies to meet needs contribute to connection and peace.

NVC was invented by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, an American psychologist. He is the founder and former Director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international non-profit organization whose vision is a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

In this vision, people use Nonviolent Communication to create and participate in networks of worldwide life-serving systems in economics, education, justice, health care, and peace-keeping.

“All that has been integrated into NVC has been known for centuries about consciousness, language, communication skills, and use of power that enable us to maintain a perspective of empathy for ourselves and others, even under trying conditions.” ~ Marshall Rosenberg

For more on NVC, enjoy this video of Marshall Rosenberg teaching the basics.

More About the Instructor
FinkelsteinJared2013x100Jared Finkelstein is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication who offers communication and conflict resolution training to Businesses, Community Organizations, Faith-Based Communities, Educational Institutions, Hospitals, Individuals, and Families. For 20 years Jared has explored ways to support deepening connection in and amongst communities. His experience includes workshop and retreat facilitation at conferences, camps, churches, and classrooms.

A former filmmaker and media literacy instructor as well as an early childhood educator, Jared discovered NVC in 2007 while working in private schools. Struck at how beneficial this practice was in helping repair disconnection amongst disparate groups within the school system he pursued further study with the intention of distributing this training more widely.

At the heart of the practice of Nonviolent Communication is the question how do we want to live with one another? Jared enjoys exploring ways to engage with that question. Collaboratively, and while modeling and practicing the form of Nonviolent Communication, he supports communities to invent and implement life-enriching whole systems, and practices for restorative justice.

Jared offers trainings in concrete skills of nonviolence that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, with our loved ones and within and between our communities.