Empathy Intensive for Therapists
When was the last time you had support with your empathy skills?
Carl Rogers, considered by many to be the single most influential psychotherapist of all time, strongly emphasized the healing power of empathy, and also spoke about how rare it is, even among therapists.
Residing in an empathic space requires a lot of practice, perhaps especially for therapists who have been trained to put our attention on analyzing, assessing, diagnosing, and problem-solving.
Trainings often focus on things we can do with clients, but rarely do they focus on how we are with our clients.
This three-hour highly-interactive workshop will incorporate the work of Carl Rogers and Marshall Rosenberg as we explore and experience the essential therapeutic skill of empathy. Rosenberg, who studied with Rogers, developed Nonviolent Communication, which focuses on empathy as an integral aspect of compassion, connection, understanding, and healing.
Come deepen your understanding of empathy and Nonviolent Communication in a relaxed and intimate setting. Leave feeling more connected to yourself, our therapist community, and with more confidence in the healing power of your empathic presence. Space is limited to 8 participants.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: 1600 Shattuck Ave. Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
How to register: Please send an email to Ali@AliMillerMFT.com to register, or call (415) 820-1433. Ali will reply to confirm your space.
"To my mind, empathy is in itself a healing agent. It is one of the most potent aspects of therapy, because it releases, it confirms, it brings even the most frightened client into the human race. If a person is understood, he or she belongs." ~ Carl Rogers
About the facilitator: Ali Miller, MFT (MFC 44090) helps adults live more authentic, empowered, and connected lives through psychotherapy, couples counseling, women's groups, and communication coaching. She has been studying Nonviolent Communication since 2006 and loves sharing NVC with therapists and others through workshops, trainings, consultation, and coaching. She is also a Guiding Teacher for the Mindful Communication course at Mindful Schools. Learn more about her work at www.AliMillerMFT.com.
Testimonials from past participants in this workshop:
"This course is a great reminder for us therapists about the importance of empathy. I learned and refined useful skills to use with my clients. Ali is a very warm and empathic facilitator that keeps the group learning, focused and having fun." -Catherine Taylor, LMFT "Ali Miller, MFT is very knowledgeable of NVC and a great presenter. I enjoyed her calm and thoughtful workshop exercises and will use my new skills in my private practice." -Suzanne Hayne, MFT
Ali Miller, MFT
(415) 820-1433 firstname.lastname@example.org
1600 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
Providing psychotherapy, couples counseling, women's groups and consultation in the San Francisco Bay Area
Offices near: Oakland, Albany, El Cerrito, Richmond, East Bay, Berkeley, Orinda, San Francisco