Communication without Violence for Schools without Violence
Maria Zanni, body psychotherapist, social anthropologist, criminologist, Greece
Workshop 2,5 hours
Part of the 2018 ATHENS GREECE INTERNATIONAL THEATRE/DRAMA & EDUCATION CONFERENCE
organised by the Hellenic Theatre/Drama & Education Network (TENet-Gr)
The basic aim of the program is communication between the teacher and the student in an understandable, kind and peaceful way. In the “Communication without Violence for Schools without Violence” program we have focused mainly on the relationship between the teacher and the student and on the way that the teacher communicates with the student.We believe that the legal and within boundaries communication of the teacher with the student involves a certain amount of violence. We believe that the existing ways of encountering and preventing violence, either on a verbal level or on the practical level (expulsion etc.) involve violence which in essence creates a vicious circle of violence between the teacher and the student. In other words, the teacher is called upon under these conditions to a “change of paradigm” in the way he/she communicates with the student, and also in the way he/she perceives her/his role.The seminars are based on the work of M. Rosenberg and the work of T. Gordon. Both of these scientists have worked deeply on the issue of nonviolent communication and have focused to a high degree on how to implement nonviolent communication in schools. Thousands of teachers have been educated and implement their programs all over the world with notable results. We have worked with the language of nonviolent communication through dialogue, theatrical activities, focusing on the body and the language of the body.
The seminar includes the following thematic:
Basic principles of Communication: The language of the jackal- The language of the giraffe.
The steps in nonviolent communication: Observation and expression of feelings
The steps in nonviolent communication: Needs and the expression of request
Conflict resolution through nonviolent communication: the role of empathy
Activities for the prevention of violence and the avoidance of conflicts in schools through nonviolent communication. Practical implementation and educating students in nonviolent communication.
Completion of the program, results, conclusions, evaluation.
The workshop is addressed to teachers, students and parents
Maria Zanni is a Reich body psychotherapist. She has also been educated in Gestalt therapy, in analyzing the body and the character in clinical supervision, in the therapy of couples and family, in the armful of love in Communication without Violence, in Systemic Representation and energy therapies. Maria provides individual, couple and group therapy sessions and shecoordinates groups for systemic representation and seminars. She also has the scientific responsibility of the program “Communication without Violence for Schools without violence” for the Centre for Research and Action on Peace (KEDE) since 2011, under the auspices of the Ministry of Education, the aim of which is to prevent violence in schools. Her formal education is psychology, social anthropology and criminology.