When contributing to life we feel happy, relaxed and …

This May a 40 year-old father jumped on NYC subway tracks to save a woman’s life. In recent weeks, we’ve seen empathic giving in the outpouring of support for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

I believe our natural state is empathic and caring. Our bodies tell us: when contributing to life we feel happy, relaxed and open.

Through your support, class attendance, and ambassadorship, the Center for Collaborative Communication is able to contribute, offering crucial reduced-rate NVC training to small non-profits and scholarships to individuals for courses and retreats. We are also able to develop innovative programming such as the first LGBT NVC retreat, and a new research study on the effectiveness of NVC in organizations.

Can you imagine a world where each of us, each day, was fully connected to the joy of this kind of giving—fully connected to our own needs, and the needs of others?

Well, I want to thank you for helping to create this kind of world. Your continued support is vital for creating a sustainable future where everyone’s needs matter — will you donate today?

By practicing Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication and supporting the Center for Collaborative Communication, you help to further manifest empathy, connection, and peace.

Now entering our ninth year in NYC, we also support projects that support and promote NVC, including a film being made about NVC-based parenting, and an NVC training program in NYC schools. If you were with us Nov. 30th at our Culture of Giving event, you got to hear some of the inspiring stories about how CCC training is making a difference in people’s lives and the world in: schools, organizations, and families.

The Center for Collaborative Communication’s goal is to see 20,000 New Yorkers trained in NVC.

How would NYC be different with that many of us skilled in listening to others? CCC’s board just met for our annual retreat and we are more committed than ever to creating a culture where each person knows that their needs matter and can experience, each day, the healing power of empathy.

Please help others learn NVC with your gift of $25, $50, $100, $250 or more. Alternately, by contributing $10 or more each month, you can make a significant difference in our outreach to share NVC more widely. Whatever size gift you make, it makes a difference in our continuing to offer quality NVC programming. Appreciating your support, wishing you joyful holidays and the gift of a peaceful new year!

Dian Killian, PhD
Founder and Lead Trainer, The Center for Collaborative Communication

ps. We hope to see you at an event soon!

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