Program Details

The Art of Mindful Communication

with Kate Crisp
July 9 / 7:00 PM - July 30 / 9:00 PM

Mindfulness & the Art of Communication

Dealing with Difficult People

How do you deal with so-called difficult people (including yourself)? Do you use language and words reactively?  Do you get into conversations that lead to conflict and drama?

This class will present skillful ways of working mindfully with communication and in particular, with challenging or difficult conversations.  

In this introductory class, we will begin to explore the practical skills of:

  • Staying present and resourced during difficult conversations

  • Getting in tune with what is under words and statements, that will allow you to connect beyond conflict and drama

  • Differentiating between observations and evaluations, feelings and thoughts, needs and strategies, requests and demands

  • Developing new ways of listening to the stories others tell  

  • Developing ways to work with habitual reactions 

  • Beginning to learn the skill of empathy which will allow you to speak from a deeper place of connection. 


Based on the work of Marshall B. Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, this class aims to help you transform your relationships by beginning to learn the art of skillful communication.

Kate Crisp is the Executive Director of the Prison Mindfulness Institute and has taught and led NVC practice groups for over 10 years. She is the author of the Path of Freedom workbook. She trained extensively in NVC for many years with Marshall Rosenberg, Robert Gonzales, Susan Skye, Sura Hart, John Cunningham, and Jorje Rubio. 

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