Empathy for the Holidays: A Day Long Intermediate Training in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication

Brooklyn, New York
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Empathy for the Holidays: A Day Long Intermediate Training in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication
Saturday, November 10, 2012 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Center for Collaborative Communication
340 Decatur Street
Brooklyn, New York 11233
United States

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How to Really Enjoy the Holidays with your Family

A Day Long Intermediate Training in Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication

"What helped me the most was to understand the power of language, and how words we use all the time -- words we think are harmless -- are actually subtle forms of agitation and create angst in all of us. In this workshop, I learned to delicately choose my words to build relationships.

-- Mike Radice, Freelance Writer, Fall 2012

 Do more than just survive your family this holiday season! Empower yourself to truly connect with and understand your “difficult” siblings or extended family. Transform your dread of annual conflict into excitement for genuine, authentic and even fun connection.

Join communication expert and author Dr. Dian Killian to learn, practice and integrate Compassionate Communication skills in a one-day class on November 10, 2012.

Attending this class will help you to strengthen your relationships with family members, co-workers and intimate partners, as well as with yourself! 

Only $125 through October 13. Registration Oct 14—Nov 10 is $145.

Note: This program is limited to 18 participants. Early registration is suggested.

What is covered in this intensive Level II workshop
For those with 4 or more hours of NVC training

1.    -- Deepening our emergency self-empathy practice when triggered so we can “re-calibrate” and respond effectively and in choice

2.    -- Listening for what someone is saying “yes” to when we hear disagreement or a “no”

-- Practicing honest expression with connection---being authentic and honest about our views and experience in a way that’s easy for others to hear

About CCC’s Immersion Learning Programs

Through our proven and popular immersion programs you can learn all the core skills of NVC plus intermediate and advanced practices, such as expressing and responding to anger, translating self-judgment to self-understanding and skillful interruption and pacing of conversations.
What People Say About Dian's Courses

“My training in Nonviolent Communication with Dian Killian has been amazing. In the six weeks I’ve been enrolled in Foundations I, I’ve been amazed to see this practice already bear fruit.  Each time I practice NVC, the outcome is so much more satisfying than anything I’d been able to do before.  It’s been remarkable even for a total beginner. This is the kind of skill anyone involved in the Department of Peace Campaign would benefit by having fluency in, so we can practice it and also model it. I HIGHLY recommend it.”

-  Carol Hillson, State Coordinator, Department of Peace Campaign; Cofounder & Chair, New Yorkers for a Department of Peace

About the trainer

Dian Killian, Ph.D., is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC), founder and lead trainer of The Center for Collaborative Communication (formerly known as Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication), and co-author of two books, Connecting Across Differences: A Guide to Compassionate, Nonviolent Communication and Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY.

Dian is widely known as a highly engaging, innovative and dynamic facilitator, bringing humor, warmth and insight to her program design, coaching, and training. She facilitates retreats and in-depth workshops, including CCC’s annual Women’s Retreat and bi-annual NVCQ Retreat; she has also taught at the Omega Institute, and co-led an International Intensive Training (IIT) in 2011 with Marshall Rosenberg, the creator of the NVC model. She regularly teaches classes and workshops in New York City at the NY Open Center, Kripalu, the 92nd St. Y, The National Peace Academy, Life Labs, and more.

An executive coach, she is certified with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and teaches Collaborative Communication as a visiting faculty member in the Coaching for Transformation program. Dian has been a Certified Trainer with the CNVC since 2006, and began CCC, then Brooklyn Nonviolent Communication, in 2005.

In addition to her work with CCC, Dian's poetry, fiction, essays and articles have appeared in numerous publications including The Sun magazine, The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Review, F/M (Ireland), Lambda Book Report, Sojourner, Lesbian Short Fiction, and the Cleis Press anthology, Homestretch. She is also a singer/songwriter and Mid-East Mountain Dulcimer Champion and maintains "Brooklyn Farm," a micro-farm inspired by the Transition Town movement that includes vegetables, herbs, and ten different kinds of fruit trees in a 600 square foot urban space.


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Payment Instructions

  • Costs:

    This 7.5-hour weekend-long training course is $125 until October 13, and $145 to register Oct 14-Nov 10.

    Payment Details:

    You can pay via credit card or Paypal.

    Groups of 2+ who register and pay together save an additional 10%.

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