Saturday Series: 4-Week Class on
NVC for Therapists
Have you been exposed to NVC and want to go deeper with it?
Curious about NVC and ready to learn more?
Longing to connect with colleagues who are interested in this compassionate practice?
Join us for my latest offering for therapists who are interested in Nonviolent Communication!
Imagine coming together with colleagues on a Saturday morning to explore ways to bring more empathy, compassion, and heartful honesty into all of your relationships, including the therapeutic relationship with your clients. If you feel something pleasant when you imagine this, it's probably because you think it could meet some needs. If so, please read on...
NVC was developed by Marshall Rosenberg, a psychologist and peacemaker who studied with Carl Rogers, the founder of the person-centered approach to psychotherapy. NVC is a practice of listening empathically, speaking authentically, and creating connections based on understanding, compassion, and respect. There are so many benefits to bringing the skills and principles of NVC into the therapy room, and I'm eager to share them with you!
This 4-week series will be an opportunity to focus on the three main skills of NVC, and will include teachings, discussion, lots of practice, and even (optional) homework.
CULTIVATE YOUR SELF-CONNECTION
DEEPEN YOUR EMPATHY SKILLS
HONE YOUR CAPACITY TO SPEAK YOUR
TRUTH WITH LOVE
Saturdays in October
10 a.m. - 12 noon
October 6, 13, 20, 27
October 6: Self-empathy: The Foundation for it All
October 13: Empathy: Listening From Your Heart
October 20: Self-expression: Speaking From Your Heart
October 27: Putting it All Together
My mission is to support therapists in learning NVC as deeply as possible so that they can bring it into the therapy room with integrity, confidence, and skill. We can't effectively teach NVC to our clients until we have a deep understanding of it for ourselves. This is an approach that takes time and lots of practice to integrate. I'm here to help with that process and to contribute to it being a fun, relaxed, and connecting learning experience.
WHEN: Saturdays in October from 10 a.m. - 12 noon: October 6, 13, 20, 27.
WHERE: 1600 Shattuck Ave. Suite 200, Berkeley, CA 94709
COST*: $300 for the series**
COMMITMENT: The learning will build on itself each week, so please only sign up if you plan to attend all four meetings.
HOW TO REGISTER: Class size is limited to eight participants and pre-registration is required. Please send an email to Ali@AliMillerMFT.com or call (415) 820-1433 with any questions or to reserve your space, and Ali will get back to you as soon as possible with more information.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR: Ali Miller, MFT (Lic. #44090) provides women's groups, psychotherapy, couples counseling, and communication coaching to adults who want to live more authentic, empowered, and connected lives, and who want to be kinder to themselves along the way. She has been studying and practicing Nonviolent Communication intensively since 2006 and loves sharing NVC with therapists and others through workshops, trainings, and consultation. She is also a Guiding Teacher for the Mindful Communication course at Mindful Schools. Learn more about her work at www.AliMillerMFT.com.
*Refund policy: Up to ten days before the class starts, your registration fee can be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. No refunds for missed classes.
**If cost is your only barrier, please let me know and propose a more doable fee. If there is space available, I am happy to accommodate you.