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Deepening Your Relationship With Your Partner/Spouse


Sometimes, relationships are just plain challenging.

Even in the good times.

That said, given that you know Compassionate Communication, you do have skills and tools you can use to work through the tough spots and come out on the other side even more deeply connected and generally happier.

Of course, you can use those skills in the good times as well to make your connection richer, deeper and more fulfilling.

But, you might wonder, is there more that you can do to nurture your love?

Or, if you’re not in an intimate relationship right now, maybe you are wanting to add some more understanding and skills so that your next venture into love can be even more satisfying?

On the first four Tuesdays of March (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th), I will be offering the class, “Deepening Your Relationship With Your Partner/Spouse.” We will meet from 7:00PM to 8:30PM each of those evenings.

Some of the topics we will explore include:

  • The Three Layers of Intimate Relationships
  • The Top Four Conflict Subjects in Relationships (and what to do about them)
  • The Five Styles of Conflict (Which one is yours?)
  • Relationship Myths and How They Sabotage Us
  • Strategies For Intimacy

I’ll also introduce you to one of my favorite Compassionate Communication tools — the No Fault Zone game. (You will need to bring one with you to class. You can order them at


AND…You do not need to be in a relationship currently to participate in the class. Just come with an open heart and a willingness to explore and learn…and maybe have some fun along the way too!

Thanks for your time and attention. I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00PM in the Dharma Hall at PIMC.

Repeats every week, on Tuesday 4 times.
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Facilitator, Coach

Doyle Banks is a Portland, OR resident who has had extensive training in Nonviolent Communication including an International Intensive Training (IIT) with Marshall Rosenberg, a year as a participant in the BayNVC Leadership Program (2013), followed by a year as an assistant in the 2014 program. Roxy Manning, Kit Miller, Robert Gonzales and Fred Sly are some of the trainers from whom he has learned.

Since 2008, Doyle has offered workshops, Foundations/Basics classes, training and practice groups for local non-profits and has been a presenter for the past several years at the Mount Hood Community College's annual Spring Peace Conference. He also offers NVC-based mediation as well as life and relationship coaching. He will be offering an online education program beginning in early 2020.

Portland Insight Meditation Community
6536 SE Duke St.

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