Life Nourishing Communication Level 1

Drawing from synergistic practices such as Nonviolent Communication from Marshall Rosenberg and Focusing from Eugene Gendlin, as well as other work with attention, Life Nourishing Communication is rooted in the natural wisdom of your own body. In the workshop you will be guided in developing your abilities to both receive and speak the truth harmoniously—developing the capacity to maintain life-giving, heart-to-heart connections even in difficult circumstances. Alternating didactics and experiential exercises, the workshop will develop your skills in bringing conversations to life in ways that help build high-functioning personal, team, and community relationships.


  • Be present and alive in conversations in a way that brings the deep listening, understanding, and empathy required to get beyond reactivity and move forward in partnership
  • Develop a bodily felt sense of the fundamental human needs and to learn to communicate in ways that more effectively meet these needs.
  • Listen deeply to one’s body in order to be present to sensations and feelings, rather than being caught up in the feelings and being subject to acting them out.
  • Recognize and release judgments.
  • Develop greater capacity to share one’s perspective in a way others are able to hear.
  • Learn to request that which one wants and say what needs to be said in ways that can be heard by others and have the intended effect

When & Where in 2019:
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30, 9:30am-5:00pm. Location: Seattle Area
Saturday & Sunday, November 2 & 3, 9:30am-5:30am. Location: Seattle Area

Cost: $255 for early registration by May 28 and Oct 1. $305 starting May 29 and Oct 2. $100 for repeat students. Accommodations can be made for those for whom the full fee is a hardship.

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