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Foundations of Compassionate Communication I

Zoom video conferencing

Please join this powerful and experiential 8 week course learning Compassionate Communication/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Kathy Ziola, CNVC Certified Trainer. Learn to create relationships based on empathy and honesty as you build skills and consciousness with the foundations of NVC.

Each two hour session will provide connection, information and discussion, practice exercises with coaching in breakout sessions, and sharing insights, learning, and questions.

Compassionate Communication I

Would you like to ~

  • Express with clarity & ease?
  • Communicate with peace?
  • Create win/win outcomes from conflict?
  • Effectively deal with emotions?
  • Deepen your relationships?

Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg,PhD. in Compassionate Communication, this training offers a new model of relating that will help you have open, honest and effective communication from the heart.

Skills will be built through interactive exercises throughout the training. Following each class, practices and preparations will be sent to you for the week.

You can use what you learn this course to create win/win situations in any area of life:

• Business management
• Team building
• Helping Professions
• Intimate relationships
• Parenting
• Community relations
• Public education
• Conflict mediation

All Sessions are held from 6-8pm Mountain Time (Denver)

Session 1- July 28 ~ Getting Going. Principles and Assumptions of the model

Session 2 - August 4 ~ The Components of Connection

Session 3 - August 11 ~ Honest Expression

Session 4- August 18 ~ Deepening Understanding of Human Needs

Session 5 - August 25 ~ Self-empathy/Self-Connection

Session 6- September 1 ~ Deep Listening and Empathic Responding

Session 7- September 8 ~ Expressing with Compassion and Authenticity

Session 8- September 15~ Introduction to Dialogue

Who is it for?

People new to Nonviolent Communication or who have participated in an introductory workshop.
Those wanting to review or renew their foundational training.

Registration, payment and deposit info


$425 Investment

$395 if register and pay by July 7, 2021

Some Scholarship funds are available. Contact Kathy to discuss.

A Check to trainer, Venmo, or Zelle are preferred methods of payment. PayPal may be used if necessary. Venmo Kathy @Kathy-Ziola or click here, Zelle: Kathleen Ziola 970-216-8597
Please call Kathy to pay by check.

Cancellation Policy

If Communication Works cancels the event you will be refunded your full payment.
If you cancel thirty days prior to the start date of a series or one day event, you will receive a refund of the full amount minus PayPal fees if applicable.
If you cancel between six and thirty days of the event start date, you will be credited your tuition minus $50 for a multi-date training and your tuition minus $25 for a one day event. The credit will be good toward attending any training event for one year.
If you cancel five days or less prior to the start of the event, your tuition will be retained. Proceeding with registration indicates agreement with this policy. Thank you

Repeats every week, on Wednesday 8 times.
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Training by: 
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CNVC Certified Trainer

Kathy's journey has included thirty-seven years of deep exploration of relationship, self-awareness, healing arts, spirituality and communication. She has been facilitating NVC learning since 2005 with great passion. She created the NVC Immersion & Trainer Development Program in 2012 and loves the deep, transformational work of this 9 month program. Kathy shares NVC in public trainings as well as organizations, schools and businesses. Private coaching is a great joy in supporting individuals in the unique integration and application of living NVC. It is her joy to dive deeply into supporting others in accessing deep presence and connection with self and others.

When not teaching or coaching, you may find Kathy biking or hiking, camping, doing improv, meditating, sharing Reiki, or having fun with friends.

$395 Early bird by July 7, $425 Regular rate after July 7.
Denver, CO

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