Posted by MaryAnn Dalessi on Sep 08, 2017
  
 
The Freedom Project has been operating for 2 years at Airway Heights Corrections center. Kathy DuCrest has been facilitating the 16 week program in Nonviolent Communication. She says this same program is implemented at the United Nations and in schools in war torn countries. There is a 34% decrease in recidivism in the population that partakes in this program because the men coming in are highly motivated to make change.
The Freedom Project has been operating for 2 years at Airway Heights Corrections center. Kathy DuCrest has been facilitating the 16 week program in Nonviolent Communication. She says this same program is implemented at the United Nations and in schools in war torn countries. There is a 34% decrease in recidivism in the population that partakes in this program because the men coming in are highly motivated to make change.
 
The weekly classes may include large and small group discussion, games, role-play of difficult situations and, meditation. NVC is a form of communication in which everybody's needs matter. The skills learned are self-connection, honest expression and empathy. Kathy said NVC is a guide to reframing how we express ourselves, hear others and resolve conflict. By focusing on only what is observable, without judgment, owning our feelings and needs, and making clear, doable requests, we can build stronger relationships within ourselves and others. 
 
To learn More or volunteer, contact Freedom Project at 206-325-5678 or email at office@freedomprojectWA.org