NVC for the SSpS Tertians and Postulants

NVC for the SSpS Tertians and Postulants

October 12-14, 2011

Facilitated by Estrella (Star) del Mar

Sr. Felicie Arcaya, SSpS, theSister in charge of the Tertians (in red)From Left to Right: Sr. Ma. Goretti (PNG), Sr. Clarita (ROC), Sr.Francisca (Ghana),Sr. Agatha (PNG), Sr. Matilda (Ghana), Sr. Nadiya (Ukraine). At the back are the Postulants: Joy, Daisy & Maricel

Standing: Star, Sr. Clarita, Sr. Francisca, Sr. Nadiya,Sr. Marigor, Sr. CheeSitting: Sr. Joy, Maricel, Daisy, Sr. Agatha, Sr. Matilda,Joy

Sr. Nadiya animated the group before each session with her music, dance and games that everyone enjoyed.

The group was quite serious in answering the answer sheets of the module and the sharing afterwards.

  • NVC or Non-Violent Communication has four simple steps:  Observation, Feelings, Needs (Desires, Values), and Request.  Problems arise when needs are not fulfilled.  Acceptance and understanding of the feelings and needs of the other would help in attaining good relationship, harmony and peace.
    The request helps in expressing a particular need of the person at a particular situation.  Oftentimes, it is not what we say but how we say it in our communication dynamics that make or break a relationship.  Unfortunately, most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose and to think and communicate in terms of what is right or wrong with people.  NVC helps to improve this.

The group practiced the steps in their small groups.

Applying and practicing the steps are the real challenge of the seminar.

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