Last Tuesday, March 27th, NewGround hosted an alumni event at our office. The workshop was led by NewGround’s Fellowship Alum Eliyahu Ungar-Sargon. Inspired by NewGround, Eliyahu wanted to learn and further develop his skills to communicate more effectively. This lead him to invest in learning and practicing nonviolent communication skills.
The workshop focused on how the power of understanding and being understood leads to stronger resolutions.
“What is it that allows some people to stay connected to their compassionate nature even under trying circumstances?” This is the question that Marshall B. Rosenberg set out to answer when he developed the system of Nonviolent Communication.
As our society becomes more and more polarized, the concepts of NVC have never been more relevant. Using celebrated films to illustrate Rosenberg’s principles, Eliyahu guided participants through the system and explained how to use it to to repair our broken world.