Nonviolent Communication as a Spiritual Path

Paul Shippee

September 13–15, 2013

Tuition $165 + 2 nights

New Date! Due to flooding, this program was rescheduled from September to November. 

Learn how to create your life, your relationships, and your world in harmony with your values. Drawing on the renowned discipline of Nonviolent Communication, we will explore and practice skills of deep listening, vulnerability, and empathic presence. Nonviolent Communication is a creative method to bring out authentic connection between people through honestly expressing one’s feelings and needs, and listening for the feelings and needs in others. The weekend will include talks, meditation periods, identifying feelings and needs, body awareness work, dyads, interpersonal sharing, and group discussion. Our emphasis will be on working with real-life examples contributed from the participants. This method and retreat are ideal for all those working with groups as well as those interested in bringing greater clarity, ease, joy and awareness to their interpersonal relationships.

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Program Details

Registration takes place from 2– 5 pm on your program start date. All participants and volunteer staff must check in at our Guest Registration house. Please arrive before 5 pm to check-in and settle into your accommodations. Your program begins with dinner, followed by an orientation. The Guest Registration house closes at 5 pm after which no one is available to provide information or orient you to your accommodations. All programs usually end at 12:30 pm on the program's departure date, followed by lunch. Further specifics regarding your program's schedule will be available upon arrival. If applicable, you will receive an email from the program coordinator in the week prior to your program with any additional information you may need.