A Six-Day Retreat in Nonviolent Communication at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Stockbridge, MA
Presented by Martha Lasley, Dian Killian, and Marc Weiner
How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? Nonviolent Communication offers tools for creating mutual understanding, trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.
Based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication,and led by two trainers who have cotaught many intensives with Marshall, this program helps you transform how you relate to others—by practicing self-empathy, connecting to the needs of others, and asking for what you want.
Whether you are new to Nonviolent Communication or want to deepen your practice, you’ll learn practical skills, including how to
- Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
- Listen to yourself and others, even when triggered
- Discern what matters to you on a core level
- Create strategies that work for everyone
- Speak from your heart—with honesty and connection.
Recommended reading Jane Marantz Connor and Dian Killian,Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime; Martha Lasley, Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change; Marshall Rosenberg,Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life.
- 23.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $30 additional charge
DIAN KILLIAN, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, president of Work Collaboratively, and coauthor of Connecting Across Differencesand Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York. She is also a certified life coach, faculty member for the Coaching for Transformation program, and founder of the annual NVC East Coast Women’s Retreat. workcollaboratively.com
MARTHA LASLEY, MBA, PCC, helps people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. She is a founder of Leadership that Works, the home of Coaching for Transformation, a certification program for coaches; and ChangeMakers, a certification program for visionaries and facilitators. Martha is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the author of three books,Facilitating with Heart, Coaching for Transformation, andCourageous Visions. leadershipthatworks.com
MARC WEINER is a professional comedian, TV actor, puppeteer, and creator of the Empathy Labyrinth, a tool to help people foster joyful empathic Heart-to-Heart connections. Marc has worked for Nickelodeon since 1992, tours the world performing his stand-up comedy, and teaching Nonviolent Communication.theempathylabyrinth.com