Empathy Series: Connected Communication for Everyone

February 18, 2012
1:00 pmto4:00 pm

INSTRUCTOR(S):

PRICE: $35adv./$40 door or $100 for all three

DESCRIPTION:

An embodied approach to navigating life and relationships

In this series of three workshops, you will have the opportunity to redefine your relationships in ways that allow you to co-create with authenticity, joy, and compassion. Drawing upon practices of embodied emotional processing and Nonviolent Communication, we will explore conflict as a source of intimacy in all types of human relationships. These playful classes will offer both practical tools and a powerful theory that can be applied to a lifetime of possibilities.

Session One: Discovery: January 21, 2012

Connected communication begins with learning to distinguish between observations and judgments. In this workshop, we will look at assumptions and how they influence our thoughts, reactions, and behavior. Through play and investigation, we will expose the underlying narratives driving our lives and rewrite those stories with compassion. We will lay the foundation for taking responsibility for our own reality on a practical level.

Session Two: Understanding: February 18, 2012

We will investigate the underlying causes of our patterns and behaviors and gain deeper understanding for the driving forces behind our actions. Shifting from a paradigm of blame to one of exploration, we will explore the power of self-forgiveness and guilt-free learning from mistakes.

Session Three: Creation: March 17, 2012

This session focuses on applying connected communication to the art of relationships. We will work on offering feedback and making requests in a way that fosters honesty and collaboration. We will find the power of play in creating the life we love and true freedom of choice, allowing us to say “yes” or “no” without fear.

About the workshop leaders:

Andrei Andreev is a photographer, dancer, and parent educator. Certified through Echo Parenting & Education, Andrei has presented workshops locally and abroad. He has been studying, practicing, and teaching alternative forms of communication and embodiment since 2005.

Julianne Gale is a teacher, dancer, and cultural fieldworker. Julianne has facilitated Theatre of the Oppressed and social justice workshops with a variety of organizations, including Gender Justice LA; youTHink; and The Multicultural Center at California State University, Dominguez Hills. A credentialed teacher and certified nonviolent parent educator, Julianne recently received her M.A. in Applied Theatre Arts from USC.

Andrei and Julianne are passionate about collaborating with people to co-create the kind of world we want to live in.

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Call 310.559.7200 to Reserve your Space!

Cancellations must be made at least one week in advance and will incur a 50% service fee.

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