Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.
Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?
When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.
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Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions,
we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
- The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
- The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
- The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?
Instructor: Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.
Cost: $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.
Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Location: Offered Live Online.
We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration.
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