Program Details

Non-Violent Communication As A Spiritual Path


with Paul Shippee
November 8 / 7:00 PM - November 10 / 5:00 PM

Nonviolent Communication, also known as Compassionate Communication, was developed by internationally renowned psychologist Marshall Rosenberg. It is a model to create and sustain healthy relationships among family, partners, co-workers, friends, and community. Come and learn to communicate your needs and to better understand the needs of others. We will explore and practice skills of deep listening, vulnerability, and empathic presence. Nonviolent Communication is a creative method to bring out authentic connection between people through honestly expressing one’s feelings and needs, and listening for the feelings and needs in others. The weekend will include talks, meditation periods, identifying feelings and needs, body awareness work, dyads, interpersonal sharing, and group discussion. Our emphasis will be on working with real-life examples contributed from the participants. This method and retreat are ideal for all those working with groups as well as those interested in bringing greater clarity, ease, joy and awareness to their interpersonal relationships.


Paul Shippee, MA Psychology, studied Nonviolent Communication (NVC) intensively with founder Marshall Rosenberg and other NVC trainers. Long-time student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Suzuki Roshi, and founding teacher at Naropa University. He has facilitated NVC groups continuously for the past eight years and teaches NVC workshops around the country.


If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Pleviak.



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