This weekend at Kripalu: Transform Your Relationships with Nonviolent Communication

Friday Feb 22–Sunday Feb 24 in the Berkshires: Practice Self-Empathy First! Before sharing your concerns about another person’s actions or words, take time to connect with yourself.

How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? Nonviolent Communication helps you create closer relationships by transforming judgment and blame into mutual understanding. Join Martha Lasley and Dian Killian to find more trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.

In this workshop, you learn practical skills, including 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 new ways of listening
  • Translate habitual reactions into the language of compassion
  • Be present, connect to core aliveness, and speak from your heart.

Something with depth happens when we come together in community. It’s not just cognitive learning – it’s the impact of receiving empathy, living among people who share your values, and having the direct transmission of compassion.

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, this program helps you transform your relationships by practicing self-empathy, connecting deeply to the needs of others, and asking for what you want.

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