Compassionate communication is a powerful tool. It helps you to create the life you long for, one based on open communication, trust, respect and cooperation. Compassionate communication allows you to connect with others as well as yourself, in times of peace and conflict. This creates a calmness and clarity that nurtures relationships and fosters a healthy, vibrant life. This class is based on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s model of communication outlined in his book, Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life. This workshop goes in-depth using your own life experiences at work and home. The class will cover an overview of the following topics: the communication model, the power of needs, fostering empathy, using anger productively and gratitude as a life-serving practice.
The facilitators are Kathy Masarie MD and Jody Bellant-Scheer MD, authors of Raising Our Daughters, Raising Our Sons and Face to Face.
Kathy Masarie, M.D. has facilitated compassionate communication workshops and classes since 2004 and brings it into her work as a life coach. She also is a sought-after national speaker and facilitator specializing in empowering caring adults with communication and advocacy tools to enhance the lives of children from pre-school through high school. She also offers In-services and trainings for teachers, principals, and other educators.
A pediatrician, Dr. Masarie served the medical needs of families in Pennsylvania and Oregon for over two decades. Out of her pediatric practice grew a special interest in preventing risky behavior in teens and the founding of Family Empowerment Network (www.family-empower.com). Through this organization, she offers one-on-one parent and life coaching, seminars, workshops, and classes on various topics on raising children including “Compassionate Communication,” “Connect by Coaching Your Kid,” and “Addressing Peer Mistreatment (Bullying).”
Jody Bellant Scheer, MD has offered classes and trainings in NVC to parents, medical, business, and community groups since 2004. She is a pediatrician whose dream is creating healthy relationships and peaceful co-existence within all families, institutions and communities of the world. She has worked since 1982 with sick newborns, premature infants and their families in Portland, OR. She is co-founder of Medical and Educational Relief International Association (MERIA), Inc, a nonprofit working to provide essential medical and educational services worldwide.