Compassionate Communication Conference

Compassionate Communication Conference

AKA: Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

April 14th & 15th 2018


Event Location:

River Oaks Academy, 920 Hampshire Rd, Suite X, Westlake Village, CA 91361

Parking: Free


Theme: Celebrating What’s Alive in You!

Would you enjoy:

More Ease in your relationships?

More authentic connection with yourself and others?

Practicing a consciousness to make life more wonderful?


Presenters Include: Rodger Sorrow, Mary Mackenzie,

Jared Finkelstein, Shoshana Wheeler & Ariel Wrye



*Conference is for adults; stay tuned for Family Heart Camp


Conference Organizer: Leina Ball 985-630-7742;


Schedule for Saturday & Sunday: 

8:30-9:00 Registration

9:00-9:30 Welcome gathering; Presenters introduce sessions

(3 choices)

9:45-11:15 Session 1

11:15-12:15 Lunch

12:15-1:45 Session 2

2:00-3:30 Session 3

3:30-4:00 Closing Gathering


What is Nonviolent Communication? 

Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:

  1. Consciousness: a set of principles that support living a life of compassion, collaboration, courage, and authenticity 

  2. Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance

  3. Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement and how to move toward solutions that work for all

  4. Means of influence: sharing “power with others” rather than using “power over others”

The Center for Nonviolent Communication: