3/31-4/1/2017 (Ithaca,NY) Healing through Listening: The Therapeutic & Transformative Practice of Nonviolent Communication

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca and Work Collaboratively are pleased to present


For therapists, social workers, coaches, and counselors

Register Now!

At the basis of all healing and transformational work is a person being deeply heard. It is through being heard that a person gains insight, understanding, and empathy and renewed internal resources to better navigate their own needs and the feelings and needs of others.

In this two day immersion in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication, a model developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg PhD and influenced by Rogerian psychology, we will experience first hand the profound impact of being completely and empathically present to others and ourselves and how to integrate empathic listening (including somatic-based empathy) in therapeutic work with clients. This highly experiential and popular workshop—offered several times in Austin, Texas and now for the first time in Ithaca, will include kintesthetic and somatic learning, role-play,  and experiential exercises and games, and will focus specifically on integrating the model in therapeutic and coaching settings.

In this program, learn how to:

  • Help your clients re-connect and move forward when shut down, stuck, or “looping”
  • Listen to your clients in a way that opens up deep healing, possibility and transformation
  • Empower others to discover and draw on their own internal resources
  • Support clients in hearing what really matters to them underneath judgments, self sabotage, demands, anxiety, anger, shame, and blame
  • Work more effectively and comprehensively with empathy and compassion, including through Somatic-Based Empathy (a practice developed by Dian Killian based on the NVC model)
  • Support clients in more powerfully identifying and meeting their needs
  • Increase self-connection, mind-body awareness, and self-empathy for clients and yourself

Who will benefit from this program?

  • Therapists, coaches, counselors, and social workers or counselors in training who want a powerful set of practices  to deepen and enhance how you support others and yourself.

Please Note: Spaces are limited for this program to maximize individual attention and learning and is expected to fill completely.  Participants are encouraged to register early to hold their spot.  

Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0293.  CEUs for this program (13 contact hours) are available for an additional administrative fee of $25.00. Payment can be made when registering on line (please choose the CEU ticket price option) or via check to Family & Children’s Service of Ithaca and mailed to 127 W. State St, Ithaca, NY 14850. Those registering at the door for CEUs may pay by either check, credit card, or exact cash.

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To prepare for the program, we suggest you read Connecting Across Differences, by Dian Killian PhD & Jane Marantz PhD.