Compassionate Communication

Saturday March 23rd, 2024

9:30AM – 12:30PM

In this introductory workshop participants will engage in discussion, learning, and exercises that show how to have healthy and more rewarding relationships, especially with one’s self. Being mindful of internal and external conversations helps one to deal with conflict, disappointment, and difference. Building on the theory of nonviolent communication, emotional and social intelligence, and interpersonal neurobiology, what participants learn can contribute to organizational, social, global, and personal health. This is a spiritual practice that guides one to a greater awareness and acceptance of an interconnected life that is both beautiful and tragic. Compassionate communication is a lifelong practice. The concepts, practices, and outline presented should help participants continue this practice beyond the workshop. Depending on interest, this will be the first of a series of workshops.

This workshop is facilitated by Rev. Dr. LoraKim Joyner, Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication and Community Minister at the First Unitarian Church of Des Moines. She is also the Co Director of One Earth Conservation where she works throughout the Americas and teaches globally how a mindfulness approach to conservation based on compassionate communication contributes to positive outcomes in multicultural and challenging situations.

This workshop is free, though we encourage donations that will offset the cost of the workshop to One Earth Conservation.

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