A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication with Oren Jay Sofer

December 12, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.  |  California Institute of Integral Studies | San Francisco, CA
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Communication is hard. But Oren Jay Sofer's proven method not only makes it considerably easier, but also much more effective for people on both sides of the conversation. His method for effective communication is a unique combination of mindfulness, with the modality called nonviolent communication. This method has been popular since the 1960s and is based on the belief that all human beings have the capacity for compassion and resort to violence or behavior that harms others only when they don't recognize more effective strategies for meeting needs.

Oren's unique method for fostering peaceful—and effective—communication has three components: (1) presence: bringing mindful awareness to the interaction, (2) intention: clarifying and setting a goal for the interaction, and (3) attention: learning to really hear and understand in a way that enables you to navigate the difficulties, express yourself clearly, and listen like it really matters—which it most certainly does.

Join Oren for a conversation about applying these skills to personal and social relationships with romantic partners, friends, colleagues, and family.

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