Connecting Across Differences

by cohousingworks on August 10, 2011

in Other, Cohousing


Giraffes are the symbol of Compassionate Communication. Learn why!

Connecting Across Differences

Foundation Course in Compassionate Communication

In our homes and in our communities even the best intentioned people have conflicts that  bring pain and disconnection.   Within close-knit cohousing communities the ability to resolve conflicts quickly and to deepen relationships is paramount to the health, well-being and ease of living of its residents.  Compassionate Communication is already being practiced successfully by some cohousing communities in the U.S.

Compassionate Communication a.k.a. Nonviolent Communication or NVC can transform our families, work places, neighborhoods and communities because it enables us to:

  • turn conflicts into opportunities
  • speak what we are afraid to say in a way that others can fully take in
  • hear challenging messages without taking them personally
  • discover win-win strategies that meet everyone’s needs

Dr. Jane M. Connor

We are pleased to announce that in the Washington, DC area you can join Jane Connor, Ph. D, for a series of workshops on the foundations of compassionate communication.  Jane has delighted in sharing this material on six continents, in schools, local communities, prisons, business settings and churches.  We are grateful for her service in providing this workshop series.  Jane is certified by the International Center for Nonviolent Communication to lead these workshops.

WHEN:  Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. every other week starting September 13, 2011.  Private home in northwest Washington, DC.

Address and directions sent on registering. 

RSVP by August 31st to Grace 202.722.8521 or email grace@takomavillage.org

Cost:  A contribution of $160 -$400 (sliding scale) is requested for the eight (8) two-hour sessions.  It is our commitment that no one will be unable to attend because of a lack of financial resources.  A $25.00 non-refundable fee is requested to hold one of the 12 spaces in the program.

PLEASE SEE THIS FLYER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS REGARDING THE WORKSHOP.

FLYER NVC Foundation9-11(3a)  

Wanna know what’s up with the giraffes?  Ask when you register!

Sponsored by the TVC-NVC Practice Group Washington DC.

Submitted by:  Ann Zabaldo,  Partner, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC

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