NVC resources that include teachings about families
Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer

Oren Jay Sofer teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and communication nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing for healing of trauma, and a certified trainer of Nonviolent Communication. Oren is also the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

Oren is also author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication, the founder of Next Step Dharma, an online course focused on living the path of awakening in our daily lives, and co-founder of MindfulHealthcare.us providing training in mindfulness, communication, and resilience to the healthcare community. 

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The Three Most Common Pitfalls in Nonviolent Communication

We're more likely to sacrifice trust, connection, and relationship quality when (1.) We use NVC to focus on being seen, understood, heard, or meeting our own needs in a way that eclipses our view and understanding of others needs; (2.) We don't clearly examine our intentions; and (3.) We use the NVC form so rigidly that it becomes difficult for others to connect with us authentically.
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Learning How to Listen

Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.
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How to Survive the Holidays: 6 Communication Tips

For many, spending time with relatives over the holidays may be challenging. In addition to the love and care we may feel, family gatherings can bring up old hurts or expose painful differences. How many family meals have been marred by tense silence or devolved into harsh argument?
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Creating Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships

Learn how to cultivate presence and intention, key aspects of healthy relationships! Presence grows from learning to notice energy and emotion in your body, and intention drives your conversations.
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Creating Real Dialogue and Healthy Relationships

Whether you’re new to NVC or have been practicing for years, the skills shared in this course will help you transform the roots of your communication habits! You’ll come away with more clarity and awareness, as well as a greater sense of balance, ease, connection, and intimacy in your life and in your relationships — even the relationships that are challenging!
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