Each Live, 90-minute session with Oren includes:
Teachings on a key aspect of self-expression
Guided meditations and/or somatic exercises
Live 1-on-1 coaching and demonstrations of tools with students
Interactive Q&A and 1-on-1 role plays with Oren
What else You Receive from Oren:
Q&A and correspondence with Oren and course assistant
Weekly practice assignments and journal topics
Optional weekly calls with a practice buddy
Lifetime access to course recordings
Continuing Education Units (see below)
Who's it for?
This course is designed for anyone who wants to improve their communication skills, have successful conversations and more meaningful relationships. All are welcome; no prior meditation or communication experience is required. The course is appropriate for those newer to Nonviolent Communication as well as for experienced practitioners seeking to deepen their skills. Participants are strongly encouraged to read Oren’s books Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication before the course.
Oren’s students include psychologists, therapists, doctors, nurses and healthcare practitioners, chaplains, entrepreneurs, software developers, teachers, writers, artists, life coaches, lawyers, police, engineers, civil servants, and many more.
Continuing Education Units
CEs are available for therapists, psychologists, social workers and chaplains. Professional Credits are available for teachers. See here for more information on CEs and Professional Credits.
Logistics & Registration
Dates: Thursdays, October 17 – November 21, 2019
Times: 5:00 – 6:30pm PT / 8:00 – 9:30pm ET
Full Tuition: $200 per person
Buddy Discount: $25 OFF per person when you register with a friend
Group Discount: $50 OFF per person for groups of 4+
Scholarships available. Check our FAQ for questions.
I took your 12-week course “Say What You Mean,” based on the book. Will this be different?
Yes. This course is focused specifically on authentic self-expression and will include new material and different practices than the 12-week course. If you haven’t taken the 12-week course, you are still welcome to participate in this course.
Do I need to read the book to take this course?
We strongly recommend reading the book Say What You Mean prior to (or during) the course. It will provide a complete framework and solid foundation for the learning in the course.
How do I get the early bird discount?
Simply register before September 1st and select the “Full Tuition” option. The $20 discount will be applied at check-out. Early bird discount does not apply to the “buddy” and “group” rate discounts.
How much of the course is taught by Oren and how much by the course assistant?
The course is taught entirely by Oren, with ample opportunities for coaching and personal exchanges. The course assistant’s sole role is to provide extra support with written correspondence via Q&A in the online group forum between sessions.
I have to miss a few of the sessions. Will they be recorded?
Yes. All of the live sessions will be recorded and available for viewing afterwards. Participants will have indefinite access to the audio recordings from the course.
My internet is slow. Can I call in by phone?
Yes - you can join the live calls on your laptop, mobile device, or by dialing in by phone. For laptop and mobile you will need to download the Zoom app (instructions will be provided. For phone, you must be able to place a call to regular number (it is not a toll-free call).
Does the course include anything else other than the 90 minute weekly sessions?
Yes. In addition to the live 90-minute sessions, each week includes: a written reflection from Oren; suggestions for practice; optional interactive exercises with a buddy; optional online correspondence in the course forums.
How much time will it take me to participate in the course each week?
That depends on you. The minimum amount of time is 90 minutes for the weekly sessions. We recommend spending at least another hour per week doing the practices. Some participants may choose to spend more or less time depending on their schedule.
I can’t afford the tuition for the course. Do you offer scholarships or discounts?
Yes. We’re committed to making these tools and training available to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Scholarships are offered on a self-selected honors system. Click here for more information on scholarships.
My schedule changed and I’m no longer available on Thursday evenings. Can I get a refund?
Since all sessions are recorded and available for viewing afterwards, we encourage you to stay in the course and simply view (or listen) to the sessions on your own schedule. If you would still like to cancel, you may do so as long as we receive your request before the course begins, less a $25 administrative fee. There is no refund after the course begins on October 17th.
Is there a cost for CEs and Professional credits? How do I apply?
Yes. Please see here for complete information on CEs.