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Too Many Words! Interrupting to Increase Connection

"I consider thoughtful, need-based interruptions an act of love." 
—Mary Mackenzie

Saturday, July 10, 2021
8:00-10:30am Pacific (California) Time

Registration fee: $87


The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded session.


Have you ever avoided interrupting one of your loved ones or NVC students because you feared that it would create disconnection or anger? We often tell ourselves that interrupting someone is rude or disrespectful. It is even often considered a "bad habit" that shuts down communication.

insetWhat if interrupting could actually bring you closer to others? 

Interrupting someone who is using more words than you can handle in a way that increasesconnection is an art. In fact, Mary Mackenzie believes it is a very necessary art – one she looks forward to sharing with you. 

As uncomfortable as it may seem, the truth is when we interrupt in a needs-based way, we have an opportunity to enhance connection and closeness with others. 

In one powerful session, Mary will show you how to interrupt someone in a way that:

  1. Increases connection – rather than shame or defensiveness
  2. Elevates their enjoyment of learning and invites curiosity
  3. Is rooted in life-serving needs, compassion, and empathy 

If you are looking to finetune your techniques and perspectives to invite more joy, connection, and closeness into your interactions, then mark your calendars for this very impactful session.

"Never do anything that isn't play" 

—Marshall B. Rosenberg

  • Video and audio recordings of this session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
What Happens After I Register?

When you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your course. All registrants will receive access to the recording. The recording will display images of active speakers only.

Dates & Times

The live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded session.

Mary Mackenzie

About Mary Mackenzie

CNVC Certified Trainer from Long Beach, California, USA

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

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