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Communication Dojo - ONLINE COURSE: "Intimate Relationships" - 3/30/2021

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In this course we'll be covering the essentials of healthy communication within intimate relationships.

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This is a 4-week online course. Live class times/dates: 7pm to 9pm PDT on Tuesdays, Mar. 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 2021. Recordings of live classes will be viewable in the online classroom, which will become accessible by noon on Apr 2nd, and remain accessible until Dec 2nd, 2021. 

You can join the "Self-Paced" version course instead, if you'd like to participate in this course but cannot attend the live online classes.

Sliding Scale pricing $340 - $170 per person for the series (plus Eventbrite admin fee). The sliding scale pricing means we'd love to receive $340 per person for the series, since this price is chosen to support the sustainability of the Communication Dojo. However, we also want to be able to welcome those for whom the $340 price is not affordable, so we're making a range of ticket prices available. 

If money is an obstacle please write to us at info@communicationdojo.com to ask about partial or full scholarships.

"Nonviolent communication (or connected communication) has helped me and my partner speak in a much more conscious and effective way. It was a perfect transition and supplement to our prior couples therapy. It helps in every way, at work, with friends, with family, etc. I can't recommend these classes and Newt as a teacher enough. I wish we all had to take NVC classes in school, it would change the world." ~ Elise H., San Francisco

Communication in Intimate Relationships

"It may be most difficult to empathize with those we are closest to" ~ Marshall Rosenberg, PhD., Founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication

Intimate relationships can become fertile ground for highly disconnected modes of communication. There can be fierce fights where we resort to the usual tactics of blame, judgment, criticism, demands, threats and "the silent treatment." Fueling the fire we have the well-known hot-button topics between primary partners: money, children, physical intimacy,  jealousy & attachment, priorities, religion & politics, etc. 

I hear variations on the following comments often:

"I don't like how we communicate, but we don't seem to be able to change it, and it's maybe getting worse"

"Our issues are not really about communication."

"If only my partner would change, I think we'd get along much better."

Regardless of who starts it, it takes two to continue a fight or to engage in disconnected, frustrating and ineffective communication. So, even if just one of you becomes more open to dialogue, and less willing to fight, positive change happens. If you both want this change, it will happen even more quickly.

In this series we'll be covering the essentials of healthy communication within intimate relationships. Even if you don't believe that your issues are really about communication, you will not be able to address them effectively unless you have a way of communicating that works for you both. We invite you to take the plunge and join us! Our workshop participants are often surprised by how much fun they have as they work together on improving their communication! 

The Communication Dojo

The Communication Dojo is a learning environment designed for everyone, regardless of prior experience with "Connected Communication" (aka "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC)). This four week committed series format allows you opportunities to practice what you're learning between classes, then to come back the next week with questions. You'll build skills, knowledge, and community week by week. 

As soon as you concern yourself with the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ of your fellows, you create an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others will weaken and defeat you.— Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido

The Communication Dojo approach is inspired in part by teaching from martial arts. This is not a lecture series. The teaching is highly interactive and there will be plenty of experiential learning in pairs and/or small groups - “learning by doing.”

Details of the Communication Dojo 4-week online course workshops:

  • Four 2-hour live online workshops 
  • Unique online classroom for each series with:
  • Daily email (optional opt-in) for the duration of the series with bonus material:
  • Same cohort of students for the whole 4-weeks
  • Homework/Practice requests each week
  • Opportunity to form ongoing practice relationship with other students
  • More week-to-week support in overcoming obstacles and forming new communication habits
  • Class size typically 12 - 30, capped at 40

Other features of Communication Dojo workshops:

  • Efficient use of class time to maximize learning
  • High proportion of practice time in pairs – learning communication by communicating.
  • Minimal reliance on “jargon” i.e. language that might be confusing or alienating for those not familiar with NVC.
  • Little likelihood of people developing any sense of “Doing it wrong" or “Trying to do it right.”

Read more about Communication Dojo at www.communicationdojo.com

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