Mindful Communication: 6-week Series (Mondays, Berkeley) - *Waitlist Only*
MINDFUL COMMUNICATION FOUNDATIONS
Learn core tools for effective dialogue
Reduce stress and conflict
Strengthen resilience and empathy
Grow in self-understanding
Communication sits at the center of our lives – personally, socially, and professionally. This six-week course offers in-depth training in the foundations of an integrated approach to communication. (Take this class in S.F.)
Drawing upon the modern disciplines of Nonviolent Communication, trauma healing, and mindfulness meditation, the curriculum offers concrete tools to hold one’s own while still hearing others, and to engage effectively and efficiently in collaboration.
Through a combination of mindfulness practices, guided reflections and interactive exercises, participants will develop a stronger sense of presence, greater access to compassion and more versatile, clearer communication. This six-week series is appropriate for both experienced and newer students. The tools offered will directly enhance the work of psychologists, therapists, school teachers, chaplains, nurses and other helping professionals. CEs are available (see details here).
EACH 3-HOUR CLASS INCLUDES:
Didactic lecture on a key aspect of interpersonal communication
Instruction in mindfulness practice
Personalized coaching in small groups
Exercises and role plays with a partner
Guided reflections on cognitive, emotional and somatic aspects of communication
WHAT ELSE YOU RECEIVE:
Expert training in communication, empathy and resilience
Unique lessons and activities, designed to transform habits step-by-step
Written lecture notes, worksheets and supplementary materials
Weekly communication practice suggestions
Weekly meeting or call with a practice partner (optional)
Life-time access to recordings and class materials
No prior experience is necessary. We strongly recommend some familiarity with mindfulness practice, any NVC workshop, and/or reading Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication.
Dates: Mondays, October 14 - November 18, 6:15 - 9:15 pm
Location: Sacred Streams, 2149 Byron St., Berkeley 94702
Cost: Sliding Scale $350 - $575
Want to take this class in San Francisco? Click here for Thursday nights in SF.