Daylong Retreat and Book Launch with Oren Jay Sofer

December 16, 2018 | 10:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.  |  Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center | Woodacre, CA
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Sliding Scale: $75 – 200. Code OS5D18.
6 CE credits available for $60 for psychologists and California licensed MFTs, LCSWs, LEPs, LPCCs, nurses, chiropractors, and acupuncturists.

Free copy of Oren’s new book included. There will be an opportunity for book signing.

Training ourselves to speak with clarity and kindness is one of the factors of the Noble Eightfold Path. In this workshop, we will explore the how to bring more mindfulness and care to our communication — our listening, speaking, and thinking.

Based on Oren’s new book, we will explore practices integrating mindfulness, relational awareness, and Nonviolent Communication. Participants will learn the three steps to effective conversations, concrete tools to bring more ease to difficult conversations and to enhance relationships in meaningful, healthy ways.

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience; NVC will be taught at an introductory level.

Teachings are appropriate for health care professionals as well as the general public. Health care professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for attendance requirements and more information.

Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals-
Based on the content of this program, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept of “presence” and its benefits for communication with clients/patients and co-workers;
  • Demonstrate the clinical skill of pausing, and describe how this skill can improve communication with patients/clients and health care team members;
  • Explain the differences between “needs” and “strategies,” and how understanding this difference when working with clients results in improved clinical outcomes;
  • Demonstrate three forms of offering empathic connection, in ways that may improve patient care.

Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $45.

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