Speaking and Listening From the Heart

6-week class begins June 26, 2017 in Columbus, Ohio


 Monday evenings  6:30 pm -8:30 pm  

 June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017

Led by Pat De Silva & Teresa Speakman


This six week class is designed for beginners, and people who have attended an introduction or a day long workshop in Compassionate Communication and are wanting to integrate the
new skills they have learned in an experiential learning atmosphere.
Here is an opportunity to integrate and practice NVC with like-minded people!

This flows well following our day long training Speak Peace in Difficult Conversations on June 10th

Early Bird price $110 through June 12, 2017.

Standard $135 after June 12, 2017

Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio
2350 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202

If you have questions about the training, contact us here

Join us for this 6-week class Compassionate Communication:

The class is open to anyone who wants to develop their communication skills in order to have
a more meaningful and effective relationships with friends, family members and co-workers.

Topics that will be explored:

  • Empathy for understanding and connection vs. language that inhibits connection
  • Different ways of hearing a message and its affects on our relationships
  • Moving from negative self talk, guilt and shame  to self care, healing and empowerment
  • The surprising purpose of anger
  • Mourning, Gratitude and celebration

About the Facilitators:

Pat De Silva (pictured right) was drawn to Compassionate Communication after becoming a grandmother of two beautiful granddaughters and finding her old parenting style painful and unfulfilling. Since learning about NVC, she has embraced its principles and longs to share the deep gifts of connection she has experienced. She is currently a candidate for Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and is the Logistics Coordinator for Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio. Prior to learning about NVC she was a hospital RN and educator for 31 years predominately in the ICU. She lives in Canal Winchester, Ohio with her husband.

Teresa Speakman (pictured bottom right) first heard of Compassionate Communication while exploring various philosophies of Compassion, and in pursuit of personal healing. Teresa earned her Master's Degree in Organizational Communication with a special interest in Compassionate Communication in the workplace, and teaches Public Speaking and Human Communication at Ohio University Lancaster. Teresa is a candidate for Certification with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, and is a trainer with Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio.



If you have questions about any part of the registration process, please contact us at any time. 


Early Bird price  $110 through June 5, 2017

Standard price  $135 after June 5, 2017


If you prefer to pay by check, submit the registration below,

mail payment to: CCCO 2350 Indianola Ave. Columbus, OH 43202


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