(Ithaca) Healing Through Listening, 3/31-4/1/2017

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

Healing through Listening: The Therapeutic and Transformative Practice of Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication

For therapists, social workers, coaches, and counselors

Register Online today:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-through-listening-the-therapeutic-transformative-practice-of-nonviolent-communication-tickets-28799591353

March 31 – April 1, 2017

Tompkins County Public Library, Ithaca, NY 14850

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At the basis of all healing and transformation is a person being deeply heard by another. It is through being heard that we gain insight, understanding, empathy, and compassion and renewed internal resources to better navigate our own needs and the feelings and needs of others.

In this two day exploration of Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication, a model developed by psychologist Marshall Rosenberg PhD and based on the work of Carl Rogers, 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 our healing work.

In this program, learn how to:

  • Help your clients re-connect when shut down, stuck, or “looping”
  • Listen to your clients in a way that opens up 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 meeting their needs
  • Increase self-connection, mind-body awareness, and self-empathy for clients and yourself

Who is this program for?

Therapists, coaches, counselors, teachers, therapists and counselors in training or anyone who wants a powerful set of practices and tools 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,   licensed marriage and family therapists#MFT-0003,  and licensed mental health counselors#LMH-0001CEUs 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.

Registration Fees*:

  • Early Bird Registration (through Jan 15, 2017) $327
  • Regular Registration (through Nov 30, 2016) $357
  • Student $287

*Plus $25 for CEUs.

Register Online today:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-through-listening-the-therapeutic-transformative-practice-of-nonviolent-communication-tickets-28799591353

About the facilitator: Dian Killian, PhD, is the founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication in New York City, a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program), and co-author of Connecting across Differences and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York. She shares NVC around the world and looks forward to offering this highly transformative program in Austin.

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