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|Mindful Communication: Embodying Empathy & Awareness|
|Date||Wednesday June 25|
|Time||6:30 PM - 9:00 PM|
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Center for Transformative Change
2584 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Mindful Communication: Embodying Empathy & Awareness
Eight-week Series integrating Mindfulness, Somatics & Nonviolent Communication
* Learn practical tools to navigate differences
* Deepen insight and self-understanding
* Train the heart to find balance when challenged
Integrating meditation practices with our speech and communication is one of the main ways to bring deeply-held values into our daily lives. This course offers practical training and concrete tools to bridge the gap between what we know intellectually and what we are able to actually do in tense moments. Through a combination of mindfulness practices, guided reflections and interactive exercises, participants will develop a stronger sense of presence, greater access to compassion and more versatile, clearer communication. Appropriate for both experienced and newer students, therapists and other helping professionals.
Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
June. 25 - Aug. 13
Sliding Scale: $385 - $585
CEUs, Scholarships & Work-trade available
$50 rebate: When you register with a friend and pay within the sliding scale.
About the Instructor: Oren J. Sofer is a teacher and practitioner of Buddhist mediation, Nonviolent Communication and Somatics. He has practiced Buddhist meditation in the Theravada tradition since 1997 and taught NVC since 2006. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma and a current participant in the IMS-Spirit Rock Teacher Training Program. In all of his work and teaching, Oren is known for his clarity, natural presence and deep care.