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Wellington Heart: Toward A Culture Of Love & Compassion


Wed 26 Sep 2018, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Mt Vic Hub, 24e Elizabeth St, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: sophiatara8

Tonight's Event: From Conflict To Connection

Introduction to 'The Power of Conflict':
Within every conflict lies the seed of transformation. Conflict is an inevitable part of life. 'From Conflict To Connection' is a means to create peace through our speech and communication. At a time when anger and violence dominate human attitudes, how do you show up in the world?

Bringing about peaceful change begins with working on our own mindsets. What you say next will change your world. Be a force for love in your surroundings. Transform conflict to deepen connection to yourself and others in all your relationships.

Listen empathically to understand. While our usual habit is to listen from a place of judgement and evaluation, developing empathy and self-empathy skills bring us to a place of connection and harmony within ourselves and others. Come and join the dialogue and discussion. Learn how to speak the 'Language of the Heart'.

Take the first step towards developing an awareness and consciousness of harmlessness for yourself and others - in your homes, schools, workplaces, and empathic social change within our communities.

Wellington Heart is a gathering of a diverse group of people with a powerful intent to reconnect as ‘community’ to transform our systems with care, compassion and sustainability.

We are concerned about the future of humanity and the need to be part of the change that is required. Connecting with like-hearted people is seen as the way to build capacity for that to happen.

Wellington Heart will provide a public forum for those who believe we need a compassionate, thriving, sustainable and spiritual approach with love-based and values-based politics, economics, health and educational systems towards positive social change.

The New Zealand Project:
We will look at new models based on the values of Care, Community and Creativity inspired by Max Harris and his book ‘The New Zealand Project’, in the creation of a fair and just society, where as a group, we can learn, share, and empower each other through aroha.

How do we work locally and think globally? We can draw some ideas and inspiration from Dr Oliver Hartwich, Executive Director of The New Zealand Initiative. His extensive experience of studying 'Localism' models in communities around the world and his passion for introducing ‘Localism’ into our local government system.

Compassionate Nonviolent Communication (NVC):
Language is fundamental to all our relationships and the quality of lasting social change. We will integrate into our ethos the Language of the Heart, better known as Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC), founded by the late Dr Marshall Rosenberg.

Speaking peace is communicating without violence, and a way of connecting with others that allow our innate Compassion and natural Empathy to flourish.

It is hoped this forum will connect people who feel alienated by “politics” with a lack of trust in our systems and bureaucracies. We will look at these new models presented by Max Harris, Dr Oliver Hartwich and Dr Marshall Rosenberg. These will give us concrete inspiration as potential application here in the Wellington region.

We will grow organically and be open to anything that happens, for the greater good of all people, which supports and encourages love, peace, trust and interconnectedness to lift the energy of our city, our country and our global world.

Your voice is vital. Come and join us. All welcome.

Koha/Donation gratefully accepted towards cost of venue and refreshments.

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