Level 1: Hearing Others and Ourselves, Fall Thursday

NY, New York
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Level 1: Hearing Others and Ourselves, Fall Thursday
Thursday, September 27, 2012 6:30 PM -
Thursday, November 01, 2012 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Simple Studios
134 W.29th
2nd floor b/t 6th & 7th
NY, New York 10002
United States

Map and Directions
How do you currently deal with conflict: do you become angry or frustrated, do you shut down emotionally or hold back, or do you feel frightened or immobilized? Do you avoid confrontation at all costs, or find it lurking everywhere you turn? Are you frustrated that people don't see your side? Do you wish you had better tools to deal with conflict more effectively or would you like it to “just go away”? If you answered yes to any of these questions then CCC’s Level I Course: Hearing Others and Ourselves is for you!

In Level I, we will learn and practice the basic steps and mindset of Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication, including: 
  • Mind-body awareness and connection of sensations to our feelings and needs
  • Distinguishing thoughts from feelings; naming our feelings, free of judgment 
  • Deep listening & empathy; what’s not empathy; reflection skills (listening for accuracy/shared understanding)
  • Creating clear observations 
  • Making powerful requests 
  • Getting clear about our needs via gratitude
In Level I you will learn to:
  • Foster cooperation & trust 
  • Listen actively without losing sight of your own concerns 
  • Know that you were fully heard 
  • Maintain life-serving conversations & connections 
  • Connect physical sensations with feelings and needs 
  • Make observations that are clear and judgment-free 
  • Distinguish needs from strategies 
  • Learn the difference between a request and a demand 
  • Make clear, positive, do-able requests
Costs: $295 until August 31, $345 Sept 1 -- Sept 27

What People Say About the Level I Course:

“Already by my first week of taking the Level 1 class with Shana Deane, I started to notice small, heart-warming shifts in my daily conversations. I talk to a lot of people throughout my day, and yet suddenly each exchange became a chance to plug in on a richer, colorful, more meaningful level. I learned that when people say 'no', to think about what they might be saying yes to... what need this 'no' may serve for them. Meeting with the trainers and my fellow classmates was a treat that I looked forward to each week.”
- LeeAnn Renninger, PhD, Director of Life Labs NYC


Shana Deane brings diverse experience and skills to her sharing of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), with a specialty in integrating body-mind practices.

A graduate of the BayNVC North America Leadership Training Program, since 2005 she has completed over 600 hours of NVC training. A Restorative Circle Facilitator, Mediator, NLP & Hypnotherapy Practitioner, Shana is also a volunteer Doula Companion to the Dying.

She is a Certification Candidate at the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, holds a Graduate Certificate in Restorative Practices, and bachelor degrees in International Business & Marketing from New York University, and in Human Movement Studies from Hunter College in NYC.

Shana has taught NVC at Insight Meditation, the NY Open Center, Integral Yoga Institute, Pace College, and the UN Development Program.


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Costs:
    $295 until August 31

    $345 Sept 1 -- 27

    Community Discount:
    Folks who register in groups of 2 or more save 10%

    Financial Aid:
    Limited Financial aid is available to those who qualify; you will need to apply at least 20 days before the program begins to be eligible.

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