Creating Peace and Power
A Sisterhood of Self-Empathy
“When we are in contact with our feelings and needs, we humans no longer make good slaves and underlings.”
~ Marshall Rosenberg
International peacemaker and
Founder of Nonviolent Communication
This course is designed for women who’ve struggled with anxiety, depression, self-doubt, and people-pleasing and who are willing to experience more peace and power in their own lives.
You will learn how to notice, name, and stand for your own authentic feelings, needs, and values, also called “self-empathy.” In a domination culture, self-empathy is revolutionary.
According to the World Health Organization, of those who experience unipolar depression, more than half are women. If you suffer from depression and anxiety, they are not indicators that there is anything wrong with you; rather, they are predictable and understandable responses to what is wrong in the system.
If you are a woman born in the western world, you were likely taught from a very young age to ignore your needs and adapt to the needs or expectations of others—behavior which understandably leads to depression and anxiety.
While you may not be able to transform what’s going on “out there” (at least not right away, and certainly not alone), the tools in this program can help you to transform what’s going on within yourself, and then, through the ongoing practice of internal nonviolence and the liberation you experience, you can increase your capacity to make a real difference in your own life and in the world—through paying attention to your needs.
This course offers simple, practical tools including:
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Basics
Spirituality of NVC and the Power of Knowing Your Needs
How to Mine Your Anger and Get the Gold
Four Ways to Listen to Difficult Communications (including family)
Making Peace with Your Inner Mean Girl
Finding Resilience (with Joy!)
All with the warmth of community and sisterhood.
Six 90-minute calls via Zoom
Dates: Nov 5, 19; Dec 3, 17; Jan 7, 14
Time: 10:00 am Pacific time
Please use a tool like this one to find your time: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedform.html
You are encouraged to attend all sessions. However, if you are unable to, don’t worry; they will be recorded (for participants’ use only).
To receive the most from this course, it is also recommended that you set aside:
an hour per week to touch base with a buddy
10 minutes alone each morning to set your intention
10 minutes each evening for your evening practice
It is my personal experience that time in Nature, unplugged, will further your practice, and thus, your satisfaction, exponentially.
Nonviolent Communication - A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
Fee: Sliding scale $280 - $360 USD *
Taught by Sage Knight, TEDx LA Women panelist, ceremonial healer, author, and Certification Candidate at the Center for Nonviolent Communication.
Group size is limited to 20 participants. If this course sounds like a good fit for you, I invite you to fill out a Contact form here, let me know you're interested in this course, and we'll get you started.
* I am aware that the world monetary system is weighted toward some people over others; if you feel strongly about taking this course, and these prices would impact your ability to cover basic needs (food, shelter, etc.), please let me know, especially if you live in the global south. I want you in the course, and we’ll work it out. If your situation is such that you can pay more, that would be lovely; your generosity will support other women and girls in learning self-empowerment tools.
If you have any questions about the course, my door is open. Drop me a note in the chat or fill out a Contact form here and I will get back to you as soon as I am available.