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Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication

  • Spirit Rock Meditation Center 5000 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard Woodacre, CA, 94973 United States (map)

Daylong Retreat & Book Event

  • Learn the three steps to effective conversation

  • Explore the powerful role of mindfulness in Nonviolent Communication

  • Discover new ways to find balance and clarity in relationship

Register Now & Receive a FREE COPY of Say What You Mean!

Oren’s new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, synthesizes his nearly two decades of work exploring the intersection between mindfulness, Nonviolent Communication, and trauma healing. In this daylong, Oren will share new material from his book exploring the role of nervous system regulation in interpersonal dialogue, as well as the foundational principles of mindful communication.

We will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication — our listening, speaking, and thinking. Participants will learn the three steps to effective conversations, concrete tools to bring more ease to difficult conversations and to enhance relationships in meaningful, healthy ways. 

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience; NVC will be taught at an introductory level. All participants will receive a free copy of Oren's new book, "Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication."

Continuing Education (CE) credit is available. 
Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals - Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of “presence” and its benefits for communication with clients/patients and co-workers;

  • Demonstrate the clinical skill of pausing, and describe how this skill can improve communication with patients/clients and health care team members;

  • Explain the differences between “needs” and “strategies,” and how understanding this difference when working with clients results in improved clinical outcomes;

  • Demonstrate three forms of offering empathic connection, in ways that may improve patient care.