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Effective Collaboration: How to Transcend Either/Or Thinking

  • Portland Insight Meditation Community 6536 SE Duke St. Portland, OR 97206 (map)

Portland Insight Meditation Community

Whether we’re facilitating a meeting, arguing with a loved one, or volunteering with a community group, our ability to collaborate effectively can make the difference between a meaningful outcome and a stalemate. Join NVC Trainer and meditation teacher Oren Jay Sofer for this half-day workshop exploring how our contemplative practice and communication skills can create the conditions for effective collaboration. Through a combination of reflection, small group activities and role plays, you’ll learn to:

  • understand the difference between compromise and collaboration

  • develop internal capacities to handle obstacles to collaboration

  • identify and focus on shared purpose

  • maintain togetherness in the face of difference

All are welcome to attend. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience in meditation and Nonviolent Communication.

Suggested donation: $60

About the Book

Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication is a step-by-step guide for meaningful conversations that bring people together. It is the first book to integrate mindfulness with the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication and somatic healing.

Whether it's managing conflict at work, navigating a political divide with a relative, or strengthening bonds at home—communicating effectively is what makes or breaks our relationships. Rich with simple yet powerful exercises, Say What You Mean offers a clear method and concrete practices for healthier, more effective conversation.

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