Non Violent Communication: The Skill of Clear & Direct Communication

Avoid conflict and supporting healthy relationships

The aim of this programme is to help you to  learn about Non-Violent Communication and to explore the skill of Clear & Direct Communication which aims to avoid conflict and support healthy relationships.

The focus will be on compassionate, soothing and practical ways to help ourselves and our loved ones.

 Module 1: Welcome!

  • How the course works

Module 2: Communication Styles

  • Understand what assertive communication is.
  • Understand the Non-Violent Communication process.

Module 3: Emotions & Needs

  • Understand the relationship between your needs, your emotions and your behaviours.
  • Understand the importance of addressing your needs.

Module 4: Practising Clear and Direct Communication

  • Understand active listening and compromise.
  • Benefits of Clear & Direct Communication
  • Learn practical ways on how to use assertive communication.

Module 5: Review and Reflection

  • Recap the key points from the course.
  • Acknowledge that the journey continues.
  • learn ways to resolve conflict in your family by understanding how feelings and needs can create conflict;
  • identify and practice clear and direct communication in relation to common family dilemmas using a non-violent communication framework – observe, feelings, needs and request;
  • connect emotions to ways of behaving;
  • choose a series of family situations in which you can practice the skills you have learned and participate in sessions on each of those situations.
The Skill of Clear & Direct Communication
Understanding Healthy Conflict and Building Positive Relationships The aim of this programme is to provide parents with a foundation which they can use to build on other skills which will help them to support healthy relationships. We suggest that this course is taking before the other parenting courses, or as a follow on from the parenting courses. This programme will support you to communicate assertive with your children and avoid conflict. It will support separated parents to keep clear and direct communication between them, leaving open the communication lines between both parts.  
Module 1 Welcome

Introduction to the course

Unit 1 Unit 1: Getting Started  
Unit 2 Unit 2 – Your Learning Tools  
Unit 3 Unit 3 – What I Want to Give/ Get  
Unit 4 Unit 4 – What is Journaling  
Unit 5 Unit 5 - Self-Reflective Practice  
Module 2 Communication Styles

Introduce Assertive communication and the Non- Violent Communication process.

Unit 1 Unit 1: What is Good Communication  
Unit 2 Unit 2: The Four Communication Styles  
Unit 3 Unit 3: The Four Steps of NVC and Background  
Unit 4 Unit 4: Homework  
Module 3 Emotions and Needs

How our needs are related to our emotions and behaviours

Unit 1 Unit 1: Need = Emotion= Behaviour  
Unit 2 Unit 2: Exploring our Met and Unmet Needs: How we Chose to Behave  
Unit 3 Unit 3: Making Better Choices: Self-Care  
Unit 4 Unit 4: The importance of Self-Care  
Module 4 Practicing Clear and Direct Communication

Introduce the importance of Clear & Direct Communication and Active Listening & Compromise

Unit 1 Unit 1: A Better Way to Resolve Conflict : Say What you Need to Say  
Unit 2 Unit 2: Compromise and Negotiate  
Unit 3 Unit 3: How Would this Benefit you, Your Children, the Other Parent  
Unit 4 Unit 4: Practice Scenarios  
Module 5 Review and Reflection

This module reminds participants of the topics covered in the course.

Unit 1 Unit 1: Introduction  
Unit 2 Unit 2: So Far What Have I Learnt  
Unit 3 Unit 3: Techniques for Life  
Unit 4 Unit 4: And the Journey Continues