This free introductory class to Compassionate Communication will offer an overview of Non-Violent Communication (NVC) and living more deeply in empathy. Discussion will focus on the power of needs, empathy, anger, and gratitude to create positive change in your life.
This introduction will be facilitated by Drs. Kathy Masarie and Jody Bellant Scheer, both of whom have a wealth of training and experience in sharing Compassionate Communication. They base their work on Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's model of NVC.
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.
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).”