Workshops / events in London & the UK

Empathy Moves

NVC intermediate residential workshops

with Open Floor Movement Practice

 

I run long weekends living and learning NVC in community, including an Open Floor Movement session each day - no ‘conscious dance’ experience necessary! For those who’ve completed at least a Foundation Training in NVC this is an opportunity to deepen your experience of self-empathy and capacity for staying in dialogue when it’s difficult.

 

Fri 17th Nov 2pm - Sun 19th Nov 5pm

Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire

 

Hebden Bridge Hostel, West Yorkshire, HX7 8DG

 

We have exclusive use of the hostel

 

Cost:

Sliding scale for workshop £200 - £120

Venue, accommodation & full board £120

Single room supplement £30

 

 

Fri 9th Feb 2pm - Sun 11th Feb 5pm

Shipston-on-Stour, the Cotswolds

 

 

 

 

Holycombe Holistic Retreat Centre, Whichford,

Shipston-on-Stour, CV36 5PH

  

Cost:

Sliding scale for workshop £200 - £120

Venue & accommodation:

Twin room : £120 or £100

Yurt sharing with 2 others: £96

Single room supplement £40

Food: £30 

 

What to expect?

A lot of fun and heartful connection in a safely held group of people wanting to be more conscious and compassionate in their communication. We'll have morning, afternoon and evening sessions. There will be structured input on specific themes and practice using NVC dance-floors - kinaesthetic maps of our inner process and outer dialogue - along with guided meditations, exercises and role-plays. One daily movement-to-music session will help us embody specific aspects of NVC. If you’ve never done 'conscious dance' before - welcome! You absolutely cannot do it wrong, and you’ll be given guidance, exercises, as well as space to ‘just dance’.

 

Why movement?

Conscious dance increases Emotional Intelligence - quite simply, as we move our e-motions stir, our creativity awakens and we discover a richer internal landscape to bring into relationship, which is more satisfying for everyone. Many of us have been conditioned to cut off from our emotional world to stay safe, but sense that something is missing. When we move we can feel more alive and this empowers us to follow our intuition, set clear intentions and ask for what we want. Some of us are highly reactive, easily angered, fearful or disorientated by the words and behaviour of others. All of us have brains that are biologically programmed to react disproportionately to the common forms of stress we encounter every day. Bringing awareness to movement helps us regulate our emotions: we learn to use the body to ground and centre when we’re under attack, so we can choose how we respond in challenging conversations.

 

Meals:

Simple vegetarian meals will be provided, with all food being prepared by you and the other participants, usually in teams of two. The menus will be planned in advance by Sue to make things simple and easy.
 

Questions & booking:

Contact Sue: purpledancersue@yahoo.co.uk OR

Cath: 07847 828 636

 

More info about Open Floor Movement Practice:

www.openfloor.org

 

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