Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:00 PM CST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 9:00 PM CST

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Karen Starz, President Houston NVC 
HoustonNVC, a nonprofit 

NVC and The Religious Experience:

The Alignment of Needs Consciousness and Spirituality (Part II)

The founder and author of Nonviolent Communication, the late Marshall Rosenberg, was deeply interested in the common thread found in the world's great religions and wisdom traditions. Drawing from some of them, Rosenberg was able to language some of the core beliefs and values as universal human needs; the heart of Nonviolent Communication. Despite this, the topic of religion and its potentiality within the framework and paradigm of NVC remains largely unexplored in circles of learning and teaching of Nonviolent Communication.
HoustonNVC invites you to explore the intersection of religion with Nonviolent Communication in this unique course offered online this winter. The content and structure will build upon the Religion and NVC course offered in the fall of 2020, although having attended the first course is not a prerequisite. Sessions will be led by 2 seasoned Facilitators/Trainers who have spent much of their adult lives in search of beauty and meaning aligning their unique religious beliefs with the practice and spirit of Nonviolent Communication.

We ask that participants have some level of NVC in the form of having read Marshall's book, having taken one of our Fundamentals of NVC workshops, or another equivalent. Please email us if you have any questions regarding this request.

Karen Starz MA, MAEC, and CNVC Certified Trainer

Karen is a consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator. The connection with Marshall Rosenberg’s work and NVC came naturally and peaked further, ongoing exploration into the foundations of NVC. Her background spans many areas, from interpersonal relationships, to businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations. Other services she provides include mediation, conflict resolution, and curriculum writing. Her approach to NVC is based on embodying the whole of nonviolent consciousness to create an automatic, empathic, somatic response and awareness. Karen aims to bring social change through learning, and is particularly interested in the spiritual connection that NVC fosters.

See more at www.karenstarz.com

Jamil Popatia, CNVC Certification Candidate

Jamil struggled to find his purpose, identity and a sense of belonging while growing up in Western Canada with immigrant parents. Jamil now considers these struggles as opportunities to build resilience in an unpeaceful environment. It wasn’t until his 30s that he discovered what dignity, purpose and meaning would be for him. His response to his environment was to explore ways of nonviolently addressing interpersonal conflict. As a counselor, mediator and trainer his passion is balancing empathy with authenticity in all interactions. Jamil considers this use of nonviolent communication to be dignified dialogue in that it is true to compassion and connection. Jamil is particularly interested in the intersection of faith, spirituality and NVC as seen through the lenses of the religions of the world.

See more at www.DignifiedDialogue.ca

We will meet Tuesdays from February 2nd through March 9th, from 7-9 pm CT.

All belief systems are welcome whether they are religious, secular, or atheistic.
You’re invited to bring tough questions and have courageous dialogue.


To request a payment plan or apply for a scholarship, please email Houston NVC President, Karen Starz