Living with a Compassionate Heart: Introduction to Compassionate Communication

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Life Skills

When we transform the way we communicate, we transform our world. Learn & practice the fundamentals of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication, i.e. empathy for self and others and everyone's needs matter. Presented by Susan Kaplan, M.S.W., M.P.A. (Accredited Facilitator, Rocky Mountain Center for Compassionate Communication).

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.”
~ Ranier Maria Rilke

When we transform the way we communicate, we transform our world.
Practice empathy for self and others.
Live as if everyone’s needs matter and live your life in widening circles.

This playful, yet serious interactive session is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication. Learn fundamental skills and concepts to express what matters most to you and to receive others with greater compassion.

• Hear your self & others in a way that evokes genuine compassion.

• Navigate difficult conversations with more ease.

• Understand the “beauty of needs” under habits of “verbal violence”, such as anger, shame, guilt, sarcasm, emotional withdrawal, needing to be right, and other tragic expressions of unmet needs.

• Learn & practice basic skills of ~

o Observation vs. evaluation
o Feelings vs. faux feelings
o Needs vs. strategies
o Requests vs. demands

Come join us as we learn and practice these vital skills in our daily lives. Connect with our international network of people who envision a more compassionate world.

We can live with an open heart and protected heart at the same time.

Live your life in widening circles.

In conjunction with the Colorado Ballet's Light: The Holocaust & Humanity Project. For more information, see: