Be Your Own Best Friend: Nonviolent Communication to Transform Your Inner Critic
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…
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Dian Killian, PhD, is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (NVC), president of Work Collaboratively, and coauthor of Connecting Across Differences and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the…
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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, keep you from acting on your dreams, and create disharmony in your relationships.
Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication techniques, integrated with coaching and empathy, give you clarity about what matters most so you can make choices that honor your needs and values. Learn to treat yourself with the same loving-kindness that you extend to others as you
- Connect more deeply with others
- Attune to core aliveness
- Listen for feelings and needs
- Speak from the heart
- Ask for what you really want.
Take home 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.
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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