If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate – judging others, bullying, having racial bias, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating , speaking without listening, criticizing others or ourselves, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people – could indeed be called “violent communication".
I think the course is amazing, I'm a long-time student of NVC and keep learning new things as I go back and review "beginner" information so I knew this course would be worthwhile. It has definitely been that, and more!
This course is easy to navigate and instructions are clear and concise. The course outline and check list were very helpful in providing ease of navigation, an overall view of the course and a quick review of what categories I had completed. The material is well organized and provides a nice variety of audio, visual and printed material. I also enjoyed hearing from a variety of teachers. I appreciate the self-assessment intervals and journaling (even though I didn't want to do them at first). It's so helpful to see what I've learned or how my perspective has changed as I go through the course.
So far this course has met my need for ease, predictability, understanding, growth and support. I'm very grateful to you all for all the time, work, thought and dedication that was involved in creating and maintaining this course.