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Compassionate Communication Foundations - Level I

By Kathy Ziola

AUDIENCE: beginner

Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 6:00 PM —
Thursday, Nov 16, 2023 8:00 PM

A powerful and experiential 8-week course learning Compassionate Communication/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Kathy Ziola, CNVC Certified Trainer. Learn to create relationships based on empathy and honesty as you build skills and consciousness with the foundations of NVC.
Each two hour session will provide connection, information and discussion, practice exercises with coaching in breakout sessions, and sharing insights, learning, and questions. 

Dates: Thursdays, Septmber 28 - November 28.

Compassionate Communication 

Would you like to ~

  • Express with clarity & ease? 
  • Communicate with peace?
  • Create win/win outcomes from conflict?
  • Effectively deal with emotions? 
  • Deepen your relationships?

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg,PhD. in Nonviolent Communication, Compassionate Communication, this training offers a new model of relating that will help you have open, honest and effective communication from the heart.

Skills will be built through interactive exercises throughout the training. Following each class, practices and preparations will be sent to you for the week. Sessions will be recorded for your personal review only.

You can use what you learn this course to create win/win situations in any area of life:

• Business management
• Team building
• Helping Professions
• Intimate relationships
• Parenting
• Community relations
• Public education
• Conflict mediation

Session 1 ~ Getting Going. Principles and Assumptions of the model

Session 2 ~ The Components of Connection

Session 3  ~ Honest Expression 

Session 4 ~ Deepening Understanding of Human Needs 

Session 5  ~ Self-empathy/Self-Connection 

Session 6 ~ Deep Listening and Empathic Responding

Session 7 ~  Expressing with Compassion and Authenticity

Session 8 ~ Introduction to NVC Dialogue

Who is it for?

People new to Nonviolent Communication or who have participated in an introductory workshop.

Investment - $425. $395 Early Bird rate if you register and pay by September 7, 2023.

Those wanting to review or renew their foundational training.

ays or less prior to the start of the event, your tuition will be retained. Proceeding with registration indicates agreement with this policy. Thank you


  • General NVC
It's time to take action, undo the old habits of disconnection and learn the powerful tools to connect with compassion, clarity, and confidence!