Mindful Interpersonal Communication

interpersonal communication mindfulness
This class deepens the skills learned in the Mindfulness l  course  by teaching a diverse set of experiential skills in interpersonal mindfulness practice, which you can apply at work and home.

Healthy relationships depend on healthy communication which is essential to our overall well-being and happiness. Unfortunately most of us suffer from a variety of communication challenges that negatively impact our relationships.   The good news is Interpersonal Mindfulness is highly effective in fostering healthy, meaningful and sustainable relationships, by improving self-awareness, emotional intelligence, compassion, authentic speaking and listening. Whether at home or the workplace or in a helping profession, Interpersonal Mindfulness supports healthy, authentic and caring relationships. The 9 session, 8-week course is highly experiential.

Learning Objectives:

  • To begin or deepen our solitary mindfulness meditation practice.
  • To learn guidelines for increasing awareness and patience in our interactions.
  • To recognize habitual ways we react to stress and anxiety in relationship.
  • To cultivate wholesome, and release unwholesome, mind states, emotions and behaviors.
  • To learn to listen to oneself and others with curiosity, patience and empathy.
  • To deepen skills in empathy and compassion for oneself and others.

The class consists of 9 sessions, held weekly for approximately 2-hours per session, plus a half-day retreat. Course fee for public course is $260, includes workbook and handouts.