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Training Details

Radical Self-Love: Heal Your Inner Critic


All Levels


General NVC


In Person




Killian, PhD, Dian
Lasley, Martha

Date and Time

Fri, May 10, 2019 to Sun, May 12, 2019 — [Begins Friday, May 10 (5:30 pm); Ends Sunday, May 12, 2019 (11:00 am)] — Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5)


Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

57 Interlaken Rd.
Stockbridge, Massachusetts
United States


How would your life be different if you treated yourself with the love, care, and kindness you always longed for? And how would you treat others, and show up differently in the world, with this kind of love in your life?

Learn how to use the practical tools of Nonviolent Communication to help transform negative patterns and self-talk into empowering choices based on your needs — free of blame, demand, guilt, and shame.

In this residential weekend program, you will learn how to:
    • Transform your inner critic into your best friend.
    • Make decisions that truly meet your needs.
    • Move through regret and mourning to learning and celebration.
    • Shift from painful to life-serving behaviors.
    • Increase your authenticity, connection, and power.

This program also includes small group exercises, games, role-playing, and an opportunity to work with the Empathy Labyrinth with special guest Marc Weiner. What does love look like, when put into action? Join us to find out and transform your life!

Note: This is Mother’s Day weekend, so attend with your mother or daughter and support each other in developing the gift of self-compassion.

Meet the Trainers:

Dian Killian, Ph.D 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.

Martha Lasley, MBA, PCC is a co-founder of Leadership that Works, the home of Coaching for Transformation, an ICF-accredited coach-training program. She mentors facilitators and developed the heart-centered Facilitation that Works program. Martha is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the author of three books: 1) Facilitating with Heart; 2) Coaching for Transformation; and 3) Courageous Visions.

Martha mentors visionary leaders to develop a coaching culture where people share power and contribute to the evolution of humanity—supporting clients in addressing the social, economic, environmental, and political challenges of our times. Leadership that Works is a trailblazer in taking coaching skills where they are needed most: upstart nations, under-resourced communities, and marginalized groups.

Who is it for

Everyone is welcome, ranging from beginners to experienced practitioners of empathy.

Registration Investment

Tuition is $295; Room and Board options range from $208-778 (dormitory, shared room, and private room with a view).


Learn more about the host, Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Map and directions to the venue
Additional activities while you are at Kripalu (yoga, meditation, and healing arts sessions)

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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