Mindful Communication 6-Week Series
August 16, 2020 September 27, 2020

Series Of Classes

Total # of Classes
6
Class length
120 minutes
Location
Midwest Alliance for Mindfulness 11100 Ash Street Suite 103 Leawood, KS 66211
Relationships are some of the most important and highly valued aspects of our lives, yet they are also some of the most difficult and complicated. Communication is key to navigating these most precious of resources. Join Cathan Kabrelian, trained in Nonviolent Communication, Mindful Educator Essentials, and Mindful Communication, for this important set of teachings based on Oren Jay Sofer’s Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication and Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life: Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships. People who practice mindful communication report greater authenticity in their communication, increased understanding, deepened connections, and improved conflict resolution. 

Continuing Education: This workshop is appropriate for the general public, but up to 12 CEs are also available for KS and MO licensed mental health professionals.

There is a two part process to reserving your seat in this class:
1.
Register using this form (you must have a waiver on file with MAM), and
2. Purchase the appropriate pass by clicking the link below (save by becoming a member for as little as $15 per month):
Agenda:
  • Week 1 – Exploring how intention can be the most powerful and transformative ingredient in dialogue
  • Week 2 – Listening with inner stillness and a willingness to be changed by what we hear
  • Week 3 – Understanding the blame game and taking responsibility for feelings
  • Week 4 – Expressing oneself honestly, transforming judgments, and gaining resilience
  • Week 5 – Learning self-empathy and making requests instead of demands
  • Week 6 – Staying grounded with strong emotions and noticing transformation
Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the foundations of Mindful Communication and the components of focusing attention
  2. Practice methods for cultivating greater presence in conversations through the use of the “mindful pause” and bringing inner awareness to both listening and speaking
  3. Compare and contrast needs and strategies, empathic and non-empathic communication, observations and judgments, and requests and demands
  4. Demonstrate the ability to link feelings with underlying needs and transform judgments into observations
  5. Practice ways of calming the nervous system during conflict
No refunds are given after the deadline for enrollment, which is one week prior to the start of the course. No makeup meetings are offered for missed classes. In the case of under-enrollment, the course will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund of the registration fee. No reimbursements will be provided for pre-arranged transportation, accommodations, or any other miscellaneous expenses. Passes expire within one year of purchase.

The class takes place on...

August 16 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)
August 23 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)
August 30 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)
September 13 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)
September 20 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)
September 27 at 6:00 pm (Sunday)

This class series has already started. Please contact us directly to register.