Mediation Training and Empathy Listening
Compassionate Communication 101 – The Basics
Compassionate Communication Foundation Course (8-10 hours)
This course will introduce and explore the 4 components of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in detail, empathy (including the four elements of empathy), the four ways to hear a message, as well as the foundational teachings of Nonviolent Communication.
Compassionate Communication 201 – The Next Step
Compassionate Communication Level 2 Foundation Course (8 – 10 hours)
This course will deepen the teachings of the foundation course (101) and focus on deepening empathy skills for self and others, returning to presence in the midst of conflict, self-expression, making requests and helping others make requests.
Compassionate Communication – Enemy Image Process
Introduction to Transformational Empathy – Enemy Image Process (EIP) (8 – 10 hours)
An enemy image refers to a way you think and experience someone else. Generally, if you believe that someone else is wrong, bad, mean or any other way you experience them that blocks you from feeling peaceful and connected to them. When we have an “enemy image” of someone else it causes internal pain and disconnection within ourselves. The process provides freedom, peace (for you and others) and happiness and is a learnable, teachable process.
Interpersonal Mediation Skills Training
Become an Effective Mediator in your own Conflict Situations (2 – 3 days)
It is one thing to observe someone else’s conflict, but when you begin experiencing the conflict within yourself – you have become party to the situation. It becomes difficult to navigate through a conversation if you and the other individual are both upset and stuck in your own perception. You will learn how to return to a calm presence in the midst of conflict, and how to make conscious choices about how to navigate the conversation. In essence, you will be mediating yourself and the person you are talking with. This is a powerful group of skills.
Mediating Conflict in Harmony with Your Values
Interpersonal Mediation Skills (16 hours – generally Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
This class is an introduction to NVC mediation training. You will learn skills you can use in your daily life. In our religious, spiritual and cultural traditions, we hold ideals and values we strive to live up to when responding to interpersonal conflict. NVC mediation provides learnable skills for bridging the gab between your ideas and the reality of how you actually show up when faced with conflict. This training will help you to transform even the most challenging conflicts into connection, understanding and healing.
Deep Listening – Learn how Hearing Others Changes Everything
Empathy – Skills for Listening and Deepening Connections (6 – 8 hours)
Learn how hearing others changes everything. This class will teach the skill of offering empathy to others, being aware of when you are empathizing and when you are doing something else (and what that is), as well as experience the healing and transformation that is possible when you trust listening and being present with another person.
Self Expression – The World Longs for Your Honesty
Compassionate Skills for Being Direct in Your Life (6 – 8 hours)
This class will focus on how you can communicate what you want to say in a way that others will not hear blame, judgment and criticism. In our culture, this is a powerful skill, because when others hear blame, judgment and criticism they generally are busy protecting themselves and have little interest in hearing what you want to share.