|Marshall B. Rosenberg|
It was a book of Marshall B. Rosenberg’s writings and interviews that 'made' me enroll on my first NVC training. While visiting my parents earlier that summer, one boring afternoon, I pulled a thin white book off my old library shelf. It was a book a friend had lent me ten years earlier, a book I had forgotten to read and obviously to return. Actually, by that time I had completely lost touch with the friend. Regardless of this, the book found me in the end. I read it from cover to cover in one go.
Now, remembering the book and the train ride, and how my life evolved after this, I can’t help but wonder if miracles can be late? I keep asking what my life would have looked like had I read the book at the time my friend gave it to me. I wonder what kind of person I could have been in my 20s if I had thought that having needs was alright, if I had understood that I cannot cause how another person feels and if I had had more skills back then to connect to myself and to others. That train ride in 2005 not only took me to Budapest, it took my entire life in a new direction. I learned how to be present and caring for others without losing myself, I learned how to say 'no' and how to hear the 'yes' behind the 'no', I learned that whatever I was feeling was alright, I learned that something worth doing was worth doing even if not done perfectly.
|Hava Éva Havai|
(This newsletter is dedicated to two NVC teachers of mine: Marshall B. Rosenberg, father of Nonviolent Communication, who passed on January 7th 2015. and Hava Éva Jonai, my first NVC trainer who passed in October 2014. Your work and life continue to live through us).
ASIB's Birthday Party
This March Art School in Budapest is celebrating it's 4th birthday. Bring your friend, your favourite cup and some finger food to share with everyone and join us for the grand celebration. This year events before the party will be a small comemmoration of the life and work of to Marshall B. Rosenberg.
March 28 - 29, 10 -16h
Creative Self- Expression
An intensive weekend workshop for everyone, regardless of age, talent or skills
A weekend course for adults and teens above 14 regardless of their previous experience
Intensive Painting Course
a 4-day course for adults and teens above 14 regardless of their previous experience