Conflict as a Doorway to Radical Connection

From Reactivity to True Communication and Effective Activism

A Three-Part Series with Sharon Coleman, Ph.D.


– Being free of judgement and blame when triggered in an incident.
– Staying authentic in a tough conversation.
– Communicating in a way that the other person can really hear you.

In this integration of Nonviolent Communication with mindfulness practices of Thich Nhat Hanh, you will learn to:

  • Replace “enemy images” with empathic understanding.
  • Rely on the language of needs and feelings; avoid stories and tricks of the mind.
  • Focus compassion on self, as well as others.
  • Make skillful requests that foster connection.

To view more background about this workshop, check my latest blog post on this topic, dated February 20, 2017.