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One Day Introduction to Mindful Compassionate Dialogue (Portland, OR)

Is this for you?

You are dedicated to living an authentic life with compassion for yourself and others.  You understand living from authenticity and compassion requires an expansive and discerning mind as well as practical skills.  You are willing to practice mindfulness and relationship skills in safe environment that includes vulnerability and self-reflection.  You are ready for support in managing reactivity, setting boundaries, self-compassion, and creating relationships that are mutual and life-serving.

What's It All About?

Mindful Compassionate Dialogue naturally supports you in creating the relationships you want by integrating the wisdom and skills of three powerful modalities:  Hakomi, Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and Mindfulness.

Hakomi offers clarity about reactivity and healing, NVC offers a means for self-responsibility, skillful communication, and agency, and Mindfulness allows you to cultivate the stable attention and the clear focus needed to continuously refine your relationship to experience.

The workshop will be experientially focused.  We will introduce a concept and skill and then you will take time in a structured exercise in a small group or pair to practice and integrate what you are learning.  You will learn using examples that you choose from your own life.

We will cover the following topics:

Misunderstandings - begin to identify the language that interferes with connected and clear communication.

Self-Empathy - learn to create an internal dialogue of compassion for yourself.

Honesty and asking for what you want:  Express your feelings, needs, and requests in a way others want to hear.

Empathy - learn to listen for the truth of what someone is saying regardless of the words they use. 

Reactivity - Learn a framework for working with reactivity and two essential skills.

This workshop is offered once a year.


9:30am - 5:30pm, February 17, 2018
Friends Meeting House
4312 SE Stark, Portland OR 97215
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$65.00   Register Online
CANCELLATION POLICY:  to meet needs for inclusion, security, and predictability refunds are only given if requested 72 hours before the start of the course, so please discern carefully.