Training Details

Authenticity, Intimacy, and Trust: Creating the Relationships You Want with Nonviolent Communication


All Levels


General NVC


In Person




Killian, PhD, Dian

Date and Time

Sat, Feb 9, 2019 to Sun, Feb 10, 2019 — 9:00 am – 4:30 pm CT both days — Central Standard Time (GMT-6)


LifeWorks (East)

835 N. Pleasant Valley Rd.
Austin, Texas 78702
United States


Do you see me?

Most of us long to be fully authentic in our relationships.  We want to be open and loved for who we are.  Yet turning up with full honesty can be challenging and scary.

Do you hear me?

Most of us want to be heard---with accuracy, and for our intentions.  But will the other person turn up with understanding and empathy, or defensiveness, misunderstanding, and blame?  And when misunderstanding does occur, how do we restore connection and safety?

Do you accept me?

Can we find greater empathy and understanding with and for our loved ones?

What will you take away? A greater capacity to:

   • Self-manage your own responses, even when hurt, angry or disappointed.
   • Understand what’s driving other’s words and actions.
   • Separate out your stories and interpretations from what’s actually happening.
   • Make concrete, doable requests that will move situations and forward with greater harmony and ease.

Some key concepts we’ll explore:

   • How is love a need rather than a feeling?
   • How is everything we say a form of “please” or “thank you”?
   • How do we hear the “yes” behind the “no”?
   • How do hold our others needs with care, without giving up on our own?
   • How can we be sure we’ve been heard?
   • Why is empathy before education so crucial in any conversation?
   • What are the two levels of listening and why do both matter?

Meet the Presenter:

The leader of this class, Dian Killian, Ph.D (pictured right) is a certified professional Life Coach specializing in communication, teamwork, and collaboration. She is the co-author of two books, “Connecting Across Differences: How to Find Common Ground with Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime” and "Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of New York."

Dian is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, appears regularly at the 92nd Street Y and the Omega Institute, and works in-house with organizations ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

This event is co-sponsored by Houston NVC, an organization that envisions greater Houston as a community valuing authenticity, compassion, and respect.

Who is it for

This program will interest people wanting greater authenticity in their lives and to improve their communication and connection with others, at work and at home.  Attend on your own or with family members, coworkers, and friends!


  • Confirm that you’ve been heard fully and have heard others accurately.
  • Confidently understand what matters most, on a core level, in any situation.
  • Resolve differences in a mutually caring way.
  • Co-create solutions you want, free of demand, guilt or shame.
  • Foster openness and cooperation.
  • Find greater intimacy, trust, harmony, and connection.

Registration Investment

$297 early bird (by Dec. 15, 2019); $357 standard (after Dec. 15)


2-hour evening introduction on same topic (Tue., Feb. 5, 2018)
More about the presenter, Dian Killian, Ph.D.
Directions to Lifeworks East

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

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