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Empathy Now

Learn how to deeply understand others so you become resourceful together.

Frustrated with misunderstandings, disconnection, or just plain lack of satisfaction in your important relationships? Learn the first power tool for creating harmonious relationships; Empathic Listening & Responding. Learn how to deeply understand others so you become resourceful together.

People are starving to be heard!
Do you hear them repeating themselves and feel frustrated when you have told them you get it.
Perhaps people you care about share with you and you feel at a loss for how to respond. Do you give your best advice and stories and wonder why they shut down? Maybe your kids or even co-workers have actually said to you "You never listen to me!"

Disconnection, frustration, disappointment, surface level relationships. These are what you can potentially look forward to without taking action to expand your listening skills.

It is Time to Make a Shift!

There was a time in my life when anger, reactivity and defensiveness would come up suddenly in relationships and I would be saying something I regretted before I knew it. Or I would share what was important to me and not feel heard and understood. I would give advice to my kids or friends only to be met with objections. I would think I was listening and I was really planning what I would say next instead of really being present. The other person would sense this. They did not feel they were heard because I would go right to my response before letting them know I had received their expression. When these behaviors are the ways we relate, there is a great loss of connection. There is a lack of warmth and true understanding and care. Even "I statements" don't work well when they attribute responsibility for our feelings to others. 

Ahh, any of this sound familiar?

I have learned and taught Nonviolent Communication since 2005. The quality of my interactions and relationships improved exponentially as I implemented this work. I remember the day when my daughter at age 15 said to me "Thank you for being such a great listener, Mom. I am lucky to have you. Other moms don't listen like you do." It was a deeply satisfying moment! Empathic listening is a power tool that I have been honing for years. I am so excited to share the principles and skills with you to help you make the shift into heart to heart understanding in whatever interactions you engage.

Benefits of this Course:
  • Skills to be fully present when listening
  • Avoiding disconnection as a listener
  • Responding so people feel heard and understood
  • Exercises to strengthen your empathic skills

After completing this course, you may find yourself experiencing the following:
  • Fewer misunderstandings and conflicts
  • Greater warmth and compassion with people who matter to you
  • More effective interactions in the workplace

Many of us have never really experienced the warm satisfaction of true empathy. We learned communication and listening haphazardly. You no longer need to struggle with empathy or hear the words, "You're not listening to me!" You don't have to feel overwhelmed or lost or helpless or controlling while supporting others.   It takes knowledge and skill to slow down and really listen and respond in ways that help people thrive. These skills are learnable and are available to you today!

Your Trainer: Kathy Ziola, MA, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Owner of Communication Works,

I have spent the last 18 years helping people learn the skills of empathy and compassionate/Nonviolent Communication. I have trained countless individuals, couples, professionals, and organizations in this powerful model. My heart has been melted time and again as I see people soften and get excited about finally being able to really understand one another. I am looking forward to sharing this powerful work with you so you can feel the deep satisfaction and warm connection that flows powerfully with empathetic listening. I look forward to you joining me and sharing your success and transformations.

When You Sign Up Today You Will Receive:

  • Five learning modules including 
    • Video instruction and demonstrations - 26 total videos
    • Application exercises and practices
    • Handout materials
    • Learning Inquiry for integration
  • Bonus Video - "Did You Really Just Say That?!" - a one hour webinar introducing Nonviolent Communication in the Context of Education.

What People Are Saying

"I was so impressed and just totally in awe of your delivery and making it really applicable to what we do.” - Sara Morris-Marano, TeamWorks Program Director, TEENS, Inc.

"I can finally feel a connection between my head and my heart and taste real compassion for myself and others.  It is a place of rich, deep peace and possibility.  I can't say "Thank you!" enough." - Ann Gibson 

"I have always appreciated the way you’ve taught, valuing deep presence and authentic connection in the moment and offering practical ways of tapping into that." - Zane, TX, Program Graduate

"Overall, I have just one thing to say. I have been in therapy, several times, and I have taken a number of workshops, but it never quite worked to turn me around as much as I had hoped. NVC has changed my life!” - Vera Bradova

"Thanks for the class!  Your skill at presenting the information was a learning experience in itself.  The material is invaluable and I want to practice at every chance!" - Katherine, Yoga Instructor, Mexico

"Kathy does an amazing job of making the materials clear, accessible and something that can be put into use in our everyday lives. I highly recommend her trainings and workshops" - Lisa Stokes Nicholas, Kavi Consulting Services   

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