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