Transform Your Inner Critic with Nonviolent Communication: How to Be Your Own Best Friend
Martha Lasley, MBA, helps people experience the alchemy of shifting blame and judgment into compassion and love. She offers coaching certification programs and Nonviolent Communication training at Leadership that Works. Martha is the author of…
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Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, and coauthor of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to…
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Do you treat others with kindness and compassion yet find it challenging to do the same for yourself? Negative self-talk can drain your life energy, block you from living fully, and keep you from acting on your dreams. That inner critic can even impact how you relate to others, resulting in a lack of peace and harmony.
By integrating Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication techniques with coaching and empathy, you gain greater clarity about what matters most and can then make choices that honor all your needs and values. Learn to treat yourself with the same loving-kindness that you extend to others.
In this workshop, you learn to
- Connect more deeply with others
- Attune to core aliveness
- Listen for feelings and needs
- Speak from the heart
- Ask for what you really want.
Return home with practical skills that include communicating observations free of evaluations, feelings free of judgment, needs free of strategies, and requests free of demands.
Recommended reading Marshall Rosenberg, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life (Puddledancer Press; 2nd Edition) ; An interview with Marshall Rosenberg by Dian Killian, Beyond Good and Evil; Jane Connor and Dian Killian, Connecting Across Differences: Finding Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime (Puddledancer Press; Second Edition); Martha Lasley, Facilitating with Heart: Awakening Personal Transformation and Social Change.
- 8.5 credits for Social Workers (SW), $20 additional charge
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More