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Mindful Communication: Embodying Empathy and Awareness
Date Tuesday January 13
Time 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorOren Sofer
Mindful Communication: Embodying Empathy & Awareness
• 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.

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. His work and teaching brings a strong emphasis to living the path of awakening in daily life.

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm
Jan. 13 - Mar 10 (skips 2/24)
Rudramandir, 830 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Sliding Scale: $385 - $615
* CEUs, Scholarships & Work-trade available

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