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Nonviolent Communication to Improve Your Relationships: Enjoying Difficult Conversations


How do you respond to difficult people and challenging situations? Do you create closer relationships by transforming judgment and blame into mutual understanding? If not, do you want to live more compassionately and expand your emotional intelligence by understanding what really motivates people? In this workshop based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, you will learn to listen compassionately, stay connected during challenging conversations, and give feedback free of judgment.

You’ll also discover new ways to be present, connect to your core aliveness, and speak from your heart. Practical skills you will learn in this program include how to

  • Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
  • Attune to life-giving forces and create strategies that work for everyone
  • Distinguish between observations and evaluations, feelings and thoughts, needs and strategies, requests and demands
  • Choose from four ways of listening, translating habitual reactions into the language of compassion.

You will leave with the ability to transform your relationships by practicing self-empathy, connecting deeply to the needs of others, and asking for what you want.

Required reading The first chapter of Nonviolent Communication, by Marshall Rosenberg.

Recommended reading An interview with Marshall Rosenberg by Dian Killian, Beyond Good and Evil and Martha Lasley, Difficult Conversations.

Martha Lasley

Martha Lasley

Martha Lasley, MBA, integrates Nonviolent Communication and transformational coaching to help people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. As a certified trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication, she works with visionaries and social activists to unleash passion and create change. At Coaching for Transformation, she designs and delivers coach training programs to ignite personal and organizational transformation. She teaches Nonviolent Communication around the world, in prisons, universities, NGOs, corporations, and homes. She is the author of two books, Courageous Visions and Facilitating with Heart

Dian Killian

Dian Killian

Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, the founder and director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, and coauthor of two books, Connecting across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York. She has led NVC workshops and trainings throughout the world and for diverse organizations including the New York Open Center, the New School University, NYU, Fortune 500 companies, and dozens of nonprofits. Nationally known as an engaging and dynamic facilitator, she brings humor, warmth, and a high level of insight and integrity to her teaching.

CE Credits: This program is eligible for 8.5 credits for athletic trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge

Tuition: $225
Meals & accommodations: $190–$672

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Total cost range: $415–$897 Based on accommodations choice

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Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
PO Box 309
Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262
Directions: http://www.kripalu.org/guest_information/17
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