How do you respond to difficult people and challenging conversations? Nonviolent Communication for Better Living offers tools for creating mutual understanding, trust, intimacy, and meaning in your relationships.

The retreat is based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg, author of Nonviolent Communication, and is led by Dian Killian who co-taught with Rosenberg and has herself written two popular Nonviolent Communication (NVC) books. NVC will help you transform how you relate to others – by practicing self-empathy, connecting to the needs of others, and asking for what you want. You will develop a greater self-connection and connection with others.

Whether you are new to NVC or wish to deepen your practice, you’ll learn practical skills, including how to:

  • Stay self-connected during challenging conversations
  • Listen to yourself and others, even when triggered
  • Discern what matters to you on a core level
  • Create strategies that work for everyone
  • Speak from your heart with honesty and connection

Read more about NVC here

Recommended advance reading: ‘Connecting across Differences’ by Jane Connor and Dian Killian

About the Teacher


Dian Killian, PhD, is a Certified Trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication, a certified life coach (a graduate of the Coaching for Transformation program) and author of two books, Urban Empathy: True Life Adventures of Compassion on the Streets of NY, and Connecting across Differences: How to Connect with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere (now in its third edition, and in German). Founder and former director of the Center for Collaborative Communication, she now offers coaching and training via her company, Work Collaboratively, to diverse organizations from small and large NGOs to multinational and Fortune 100 companies. She also leads the annual East Coast Women’s Retreat and has regularly offered public programming at Kripalu, the 92nd St Y, Omega, the NY Open Center, NVC Academy, and in the Bahamas and Europe. Learn more and join her blog post and mailing list here

Date & Time

Starts: Aug 11, 2017 07:00 PM

Ends: Aug 13, 2017 11:00 AM


Dian Killian


Starting at $495Includes room, meals & tuition

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