In this interactive experience, participants will learn how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) supports self-regulation and the strengthening of our innate capacity of empathy.  Choosing empathy for ourselves and others and freeing ourselves from being steeped in blame or judgement.  Aspects of Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) as it relates to reactivity will be included.  Participants will leave with practical strategies for bringing more connection into their life (even when there is conflict).

Peggy Smith is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication, and was a teacher in public and alternative schools for 32 years before devoting her full time energies to this endeavor. She offers trainings in a wide variety of venues. She has posted online a Courageous Communication curriculum developed over five years with men coming out of incarceration.  A student of mindfulness since 1991, Peggy has been ordained as a teacher by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. She has a passion for helping everyone develop their innate capacity for empathy by integrating mindfulness into how we think and communicate.

Please indicate your top three workshop choices on your registration form. You will be attending two 90-minute workshops in the afternoon as part of the Mindfulness in Education Symposium.

Super Early Bird: $125 (Before Feb. 22)
Early Bird: $175 (Feb. 23 – Feb. 28)
Regular: $250 (March 1 – March 9)

March 17 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm (1h 30′)

Workshop Room

Peggy Smith