Nonviolent Communication Training Durant OK

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is also called compassionate communication because the method focuses on getting needs met using compassion as a motivation rather than fear, guilt, shame, or coercion. The techniques teach you to express yourself without attacking others, and to receive critical messages without taking them personally.

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Centers of Southern Oklahoma
(580) 924-7330
1001 W Main St
Durant, OK
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Mental Health Professional

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Center for Psychological Development
(580) 920-2069
142 W Main St
Durant, OK
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Mental Health Professional

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Vivian Alice Collins
(903) 463-3046
Vivian A. Collins PhD PC
DENISON, TX
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Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Psychological Assessment, Health Services Consultation to Business or Organizations
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
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Doctoral Program: University of North Texas
Credentialed Since: 2002-04-26

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Joshua Swearingen
(580) 920-2069
Durant, OK
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Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

Daniel Weigel
(580) 745-2632
Durant, OK
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Disaster Counseling, Supervision
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Master Addictions Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Providence of Oklahoma
(580) 924-6363
134 N 12th Ave
Durant, OK
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Mental Health Professional

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Cactus Robin McGirk
(903) 465-1711
P.O. Box 484
Denison, TX
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Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Texas A&M University - Commerce
Credentialed Since: 1986-09-15

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Tanya Magness
(580) 924-7330
Durant, OK
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Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, School, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
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National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Donovan
(580) 745-2312
Durant, OK
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Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Mental Health/Agency Counseling, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Dwayne Scott Hensley
Durant, OK
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Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
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National Certified Counselor

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Nonviolent Communication

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By Katy Butler

At my Memorial Day barbecue one year, I watched in awe as my friend Kathryn fielded baiting questions from a handsome, slightly drunk guest. I can’t remember the words she used, but instead of taking offense, Kathryn responded respectfully, without sacrificing her truth or compromising her dignity. She reminded me of an aikido master—in motion yet centered, calmly melding with her attacker and deflecting his thrusts without harming him.

When I later remarked on how skillfully she had handled him, Kathryn credited something called “nonviolent communication” and lent me a book by its creator, psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. She invited me to join a small group—part of a worldwide network accessible through the Center for Nonviolent Communication website ( www.cnvc.org )—that practices this approach by role-playing situations from life.

Once a month, we sat in a circle of chairs in someone’s living room, participating in role plays: a boundary dispute with a neighbor, a conflict between two singers in an interracial church choir, my tension-charged interactions with my two new teenaged stepsons. Slowly I learned to weather my intense emotions and translate my first, fear-driven thoughts into honest but nonconfrontational language, devoid of blame. Instead of a tape of You always ignore me, (which is a judgment) looping in my brain, I got at why I felt triggered—I feel lonely.

Nonviolent communication (NVC) is also called compassionate communication because the method focuses on getting needs met using compassion as a motivation rather than fear, guilt, shame, or coercion. The techniques teach you to express yourself without attacking others, and to receive critical messages without taking them personally. To do this, NVC follows a four-step protocol: observing and describing an external situation without judgment, articulating the feelings the situation triggers, connecting those feelings to an unmet need, and then making a “specific, doable request” of the other party. The most crucial points in this approach? Listening empathically and strategizing ways to meet others’ needs as well as our own.

A Gentle Giant
Marshall Rosenberg was a clinical psychologist in St. Louis who abandoned his practice in the late 1970s to, as he puts it, “give psychology away” by teaching communication skills on a wider scale. Like his mentor, the humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers, Rosenberg maintains that one of our deepest human needs is to contribute to others’ well-being, so long as our own needs aren’t unfairly compromised in the process.

Rosenberg’s childhood was full of miscommunication and pain. His parents’ marriage was unhappy, and their neighborhood in Detroit was the center of violent race riots in the 1940s. At school, Rosenberg was beaten for being a Jew. These experiences, he recalls, inspired him to explore “what happens to disconnect people from their inherently compassionate nature and what allows some people to stay c...

Author: Katy Butler

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