Upcoming events, workshops and trainings …

Compassionate Communication Class
6 Wednesdays, July 22* – August 26, 2015 6-8 p.m.

Explore how our words and our thoughts both create and interfere with compassionate communication and connection – with ourselves and with others.

Beginning with exploring the basic concepts of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication (NVC) model, and drawing also on Sharon Ellison’s Powerful Non-Defensive Communication Model (Taking The War Out of Our Words), Difficult Conversations: How To Discuss What Matters Most, by Stone et al of The Harvard Negotiation Project, and Watering the Flowers, Not the Weeds, by Fletcher Peacock, we will use experiential exercises and role plays with material from participant’s experience to

  • Gain clarity about our own thoughts, feelings, desires, and strategies
  • Learn choices for moving beyond defensiveness
  • Connect compassionately with ourselves
  • Communicate compassionately with others

6 Wednesdays 6 -8 p.m.
dates: Wednesdays, July 22* – August 26, 2015
* July 22 is an introductory evening, open to all, by donation (donations apply towards tuition for those who continue)
cost: $125 (sliding scale available)
location: Sierra Center for Spiritual Living, 119 Florence Ave. Grass Valley
Note: Park at the back of the Veterans’ Building parking lot at 255 South Auburn St, and follow the path to Florence Ave and Sierra Center

Class size: limited to 15 participants
Contact: Terri Harmon at 432-7818 or Sierra Center at 274-1018

Terri Harmon, MATP, MHROD, has been teaching compassionate communication and providing mediation services, individual client support, and organizational consulting and facilitation locally for the past 14 years.

Level 2 Practice Groups: Beyond the Basics w/ Terri Harmon – schedule pending, call for information

Many of us have developed habits of focusing on protecting ourselves and attempting to change what’s wrong. In this class we will deepen our communication skills, and learn tools for shifting our focus from problem solving to creating the life we long for.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with NVC, and phone interview.

Contact: Terri Harmon at 432-7818

Compassionate Communication for Caregivers with Terri Harmon – schedule pending, call for information.