Compassionate Communication as a Spiritual Path
September 13–15, 2013
Learn how to create your life, your relationships, and your world in harmony with your values. Drawing on the renowned discipline of Nonviolent Communication, we will explore and practice skills of deep listening, vulnerability, and empathic presence. Nonviolent Communication is a creative method to bring out authentic connection between people through honestly expressing one’s feelings and needs, and listening for the feelings and needs in others. The weekend will include talks, meditation periods, identifying feelings and needs, body awareness work, dyads, interpersonal sharing, and group discussion. Our emphasis will be on working with real-life examples contributed from the participants. This method and retreat are ideal for all those working with groups as well as those interested in bringing greater clarity, ease, joy and awareness to their interpersonal relationships.
Paul Shippee, MA Psychology, studied Nonviolent Communication (NVC) intensively with founder Marshall Rosenberg and other NVC trainers. He has facilitated NVC groups continuously for the past 8 years and teaches NVC workshops around the country.