International Club of Berne

Club Meeting

Tuesday, 24th March 2020 at TBD

Location: online meeting

This event is in the past.

Club Meeting – Communication

When                Tuesday, 24 March CANCELLED
When                to be defined
Where               online
Graham Tritt

Deadline          Please register by the day before

We will use Zoom or Skype, and we ask people to try these apps on PC or smartphone.

To prepare, we have a WhatsApp group. If you wish to discuss non-violent communication or attend the meeting, please join

We will hear from Rodrigo Guerra, on the theme of Non-Violent Communication (
We will also hear from other coaches in the fields of mediation and therapy.
This is an opportunity to ask questions and learn techniques for everyday life.
The club provides snacks and drinks.


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Graham wrote
at 4:48pm on Tuesday, 24th March 2020
We are going to have an online meeting, but not tonight. We will use Zoom or Skype, and we ask people to try these apps on PC or smartphone.

To prepare, we have a WhatsApp group. If you wish to discuss non-violent communication or attend the meeting, please join
Graham wrote
at 5:41pm on Sunday, 22nd March 2020
An Aesop fable. Persuasion is better than force.

The North Wind and the Sun disputed as to which was the most powerful, and agreed that he should be declared the victor who could first strip a wayfaring man of his clothes. The North Wind first tried his power and blew with all his might, but the keener his blasts, the closer the Traveler wrapped his cloak around him, until at last, resigning all hope of victory, the Wind called upon the Sun to see what he could do. The Sun suddenly shone out with all his warmth. The Traveler no sooner felt his genial rays than he took off one garment after another, and at last, fairly overcome with heat, undressed and bathed in a stream that lay in his path.
Graham wrote
at 5:36pm on Sunday, 22nd March 2020

Marshall Bertram Rosenberg (October 6, 1934 – February 7, 2015) was an American psychologist, mediator, author and teacher. Starting in the early 1960s he developed Nonviolent Communication, a process for supporting partnership and resolving conflict within people, in relationships, and in society. He worked worldwide as a peacemaker and in 1984 founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international non-profit organization for which he served as Director of Educational Services.

Rosenberg was born in Canton, Ohio. His parents were Jean (Weiner) Rosenberg and Fred Donald Rosenberg. Rosenberg's grandmother Anna Satovsky Wiener had nine children. Though living in impoverished circumstances, she kept a settlement house, taking in people in need. She loved to dance and was a model to Julius, her son-in-law. His grandfather worked at Packard Motor Car Company, and his grandmother taught workers' children to dance. In Steubenville, Ohio his father loaded trucks with wholesale grocery stock, and Rosenberg went to a three-room school.

Jean Rosenberg was a professional bowler with tournaments five nights a week. She was also a gambler with high-stakes backers. His parents divorced twice, once when Rosenberg was three, and when he left home.

The family moved to Detroit, Michigan one week prior to the Detroit race riot of 1943 when 34 people were killed and 433 wounded. At an inner-city school Rosenberg discovered anti-Semitism and internalized it. "Growing up as a kid, I couldn’t stand to see people torment other people." He developed a "kind of awareness of suffering – why do people do this – and particularly, why does it have to happen to me?"
Graham wrote
at 5:33pm on Sunday, 22nd March 2020
The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) is a global nonprofit organization founded by Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. We are dedicated to sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the world, and, to that end, we offer International Intensive Trainings and we certify individuals as trainers.

NVC is about connecting with ourselves and others from the heart. It’s about seeing the humanity in all of us. It’s about recognizing our commonalities and differences and finding ways to make life wonderful for all of us.

Graham wrote
at 5:31pm on Sunday, 22nd March 2020
Nonviolent Communication (abbreviated NVC, also called Compassionate Communication or Collaborative Communication) is an approach to nonviolent living developed by Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s.[1][2][3]

NVC is based on the assumption that all human beings have capacity for compassion and empathy and that people only resort to violence or behavior harmful to others when they do not recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs.[4]

NVC theory supposes that all human behavior stems from attempts to meet universal human needs, and that these needs are never in conflict; rather, conflict arises when strategies for meeting needs clash. NVC proposes that people should identify shared needs, which are revealed by the thoughts and feelings surrounding these needs, and then they should collaborate to develop strategies and make requests of each other to meet each other's needs. The goal is interpersonal harmony and learning for future cooperation.[5]

NVC aims to support change on three interconnected levels: within self, between others, and within groups and social systems. NVC is taught as a process of interpersonal communication designed to improve compassionate connection to others. Practitioners also emphasize that it can have many beneficial "side effects" as a spiritual practice, as a set of values, as parenting best practices, as a tool for social change, as a mediation tool, as an educational orientation, and as a worldview.
Graham wrote
at 11:44pm on Tuesday, 17th March 2020
Maybe there is an alternative method for discussion
Graham wrote
at 11:44pm on Tuesday, 17th March 2020
CANCELLED due to virus



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