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Life and communication coaching for women.


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Mindful Communication Workshop

  • Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1606 Bonita Ave Berkeley, CA USA (map)

Mindful communication is NOT about being “"nice."

It’s about navigating our communication snafus and relationship struggles with even more honesty, wisdom, and heart.

What you’ll find this Saturday:

  • Safe, supportive space in which to show up as we are, and be allies to one another’s growth and healing
  • Support for relationship challenges – whether with intimate partners, friends, or family
  • More self-compassion, and permission for all your inner voices to be heard and integrated into a more coherent whole
  • “Hands-on” communication tools to cultivate more honesty, connectedness, and meaning in all your relationships

Based upon the work on Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, and Nonviolent Communication, in this group, we will:

  • Gain clarity about the role of universal needs in our everyday thoughts, words, and actions
  • Create a safe space in which to explore the needs which underlie our experience of conflict
  • Cultivate our capacity for empathy – with ourselves, one another, and – via role plays – with others in our lives with whom we find it difficult (or even impossible) to connect
  • Practice the art of listening so as to hear the heart beneath others’ judgments, evaluations, and diagnoses
  • Strengthen our capacity for clear and compassionate conflict resolution

This practice offers a deepening sense of self-love, and an invitation to step into greater authenticity and intimacy in all your relationships.

It’s not about being “nice,” fake, or walking on eggshells; rather, it’s about learning to show up fully, in your truth, and with compassion.