Communicate to Connect Salon
An experiential practice group in which we focus on
self-awareness, empathic listening and honest, clear
from the heart.
Based on the five skill sets of Nonviolent Communication
and other mindfulness tools. This is a fun and heart-felt
group where we enjoy building friendships and community.
Every other week
Feb. 13 & 27
March 13 & 27
April 10 & 24
(First meeting free)
Center, Kailua, Kona
This is an interactive course
ANYONE who wants to improve their relationships.
People often avoid conflict or react emotionally and
miss opportunities to benefit from the intelligence and
creativity offered by differing perspectives. Conflict
is a natural part of relationships that arises from our
differences. When we move closer and discover the
intelligence, creativity and potential within conflict,
we strengthen our relationships.
Understand the structure of conflict and your
own conflict style.
Learn to recognize the positive potential in conflict.
Understand how to move into conflict in a safe and
Meeting Intense Emotions with Compassion and
Understand how our nervous system protects us through
reactivity. Learn to stay present in the midst of
disagreement, discomfort and criticism. Learn to
discern the positive message revealed through your own
and others' emotions.
Compassionate and Sensitive Listening
Listening is the most important skill in relationships.
You'll learn to understand and reflect back the
positive message beneath the strong emotions and
details being expressed. "Getting" and
naming the essence of what matters to you and
others establishes bonding and trust.
Reframing the Context
Learn to move through the maze of details, stories and
opinions and describe clearly what is happening. This
is an essential step in bridging to others and
exploring a bigger context of reality.
Expressing and Exploring Diverse Perspectives
Learn skills to navigate conversations that include
respectfully and honestly exploring all perspectives
present. Develop your capacity to access and harvest
the wisdom, creativity and intelligence of everyone
Negotiating Shared Agreements
Increase your ability to collaborate and problem solve.
Learn to generate solutions based on finding the
intersection of shared interests. Learn to take risks
and build in "aftercare" by re-visiting decisions to
assess how they are working.
6 Thursday Evenings
March 23, 30
April 6, 13, 20, 27
Center, Kailua, Kona
I'm happy to answer your questions- give me
a call 345-0907
to reserve your space
Early Bird—by Feb.20
Bring a Friend