Tis’ the season for building your compassionate communication skill set! What would happen if you could make it through the holidays self-connected and empathic in the face of difficult conversations? How much better would life be with access to your wealth of inner resources? This 5-week series offers training and practice in empowered and effective communication. Through building self-understanding and awareness, learning to lead with empathy, deepening listening skills, and practicing articulating your preferences, wants and needs compassionately – you return to yourself, return to relationships, and return to your community with clarity and compassion. This is training to foster connection.
ENLIVENING. THRIVING. DEEPENING. HONORING. BEING. GROWING. BUILDING SKILL.
TBD • Oakland • CA
WHAT DOES THIS SERIES OFFER?
Communication is essential to our relationships. Whether we are at work, with friends, getting a coffee, interacting on social media, or in an intimate partnership. This 5 –week course offers essential skill building and practice drawing from Nonviolent Communication, Co-Active Coaching, 8 years of experience living and practicing nonviolent communication and teaching NVC for three years in San Quentin State Prison. In this series you will learn the basics of compassionate communication through the nonviolent communication model, all the while practicing your newly learned skills. In addition to experiential learning, you will have weekly handouts and practices to reinforce your skills.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
Are you someone who wants to build a sustainable practice of empathy, self-connection, and assertive communication that creates the conditions for connection? Then yes. Please join! I am committed to supporting a movement of returning to our innate compassion and cultivating expansive resilience together as a community. It starts here with practical tools and skills.
Everyone is welcome! No previous skills necessary.
MY FACILITATION AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT COACHING APPROACH
- To give practical, doable skills so that learning sticks and change is sustainable.
- To foster and nurture a safe place to get support toward personal transformation.
- To hold space with skills, grace and compassion.
- To build the complex and intentional community that I want to see flourish in our world.
- To contribute to anyone and everyone to communicate in an empowered, effective and compassionate way.
- To ignite healing, shine light on unprocessed trauma, and navigating challenge with skill and deep care.
Investment: Sliding scale: $500 – $300*
*Please consider contributing on the higher end of the scale if you have the resources to do so to support the sustainability of this work and to include those without financial capacity to participate. Message me for future dates and any questions sheils[at]gmail.com.