Language of Love ~ an Introduction to Compassionate Communication
A Passionate Awakenings event at Devanta, with David Imiri
Doors open at 6:30, we start at 7:00
Please leave plenty of time for parking and settling.
$30 online ticketing — YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE
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Registration includes a beautiful 20 page booklet filled with communication tools.
We live in an interconnected world. Everything affects everything else, and we are never really alone.
We ARE connected.
It's relationships and relating that give meaning and form to our lives. How often do we get tangled of webs of relating that cause distress, and lead to unhappiness and unmet needs for everyone concerned. Material needs as well as important soul needs, like acceptance, safety, and respect, being heard and understood, intimacy and pleasure, cooperation and flowing with change, having the opportunity to contribute and be appreciated.
We all want to give and receive care & connection.
How often do we miss the opportunity to have more of that, and go away with a good story we can be right about instead? How does that work, what's it really made of, and can it change? How would that affect our quality of life and experience of happiness and peace?
Compassionate Communication is a skill we can learn, a proven science and art we can practice. It's one of the most important things we can bring to any situation, that will get us a lot more of what we want, and everything we really need. In intimate relationships, business, community, and even with adversaries, it's a key to transforming pain and breakdowns in relating, and feeling empowered and fulfilled. It also makes it possible for us to build bridges not walls, and be the change we want to see in the world.
This workshop gets us practicing core skills and foundations of Compassionate Communication, which originated with decades of brilliant work by Marshall Rosenberg as Non-Violent Communication, further developed by a number of others. I was first introduced to this work in the 1980's, and have studied and taught it ever since. I've also put it to the test in the fires of breakdown with hundereds of people in couples counseling, restorative justice, and interventions I have led and participated in. This is simply what works. Combined with my unique insights into trauma and triggers, I'm very excited about adding this work back into my repertoire. It's just as much an essential foundation of Tantra and work on Awakening as it is in every other type of relating. In fact I believe it may be the most important spiritual practice we can learn, much moreso than any dogmas or energetic calistenics, and we will be surprised at how much this accellerates our living experience of what we most deeply long for.
In Language of Love we explore:
* The difference between «old paradigm» and «new paradigm» conflict.
* The elements of a safe container for compassionate dialogue.
* What is Empathy, and how to practice it.
* How can we get past our stories to connect with feelings and needs?
* Information gathering as essential mental & emotional hygine.
* The magic of appreciations.
* Creating more of what we DO want.
Join us for this deep and lightly held inner work which is a crucial foundation for relationships that meet our needs and keep us feeling happy…
ॐ David is also available for private sessions. ॐ
Text 707-978-2608 to inquire.
«I am amazed at how effective David's methods are. By gently guiding me through difficult emotions and situations, he helped me achieve a powerful, trusting, and meaningful relationship with my partner as well as with myself. We are super happy with the work David has done with us, both individually and as a couple. I did not know it was even possible to have such a conscious, loving relationship but here we are — and David helped us get there! David, I cannot thank you enough!»
~ Aron S, Avian Zoologist
“I felt safe and seen, and overall the quality of what David shared was high. David comes truly from his heart, things become light around him. David knows how to shift pain to love and acceptance, like no other. A man who knows the heart of women and men who long to turn to love. Your openness and wisdom, your genuine love and interest...Thank you David”
«I was pleased with the content portion and placing personal responsibility on each individual for her or his own pleasure and Self Awareness. I was also extremely pleased to watch the conflict management skills and Loving quality that David brought to the Sacred circle. David is an excellent facilitator. His calming Presence and open dialogue make it a fun experience and easy to participate freely.»
«This was an amazing transformational workshop for my personal growth! I'm willing and look forward to discussing what triggers me, what my response is and what might support me for change to create what I do desire! Yes!»
~ Cindy Sanders
Arrive early. Doors open at 6:30.
Please leave plenty of time for parking and settling.
You may want a notebook & your water bottle.
Events are scent free, please no fragrances.
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David Imiri: David's work is about awakening and cultivating authentic Heart Presence, with a focus on sacred intimacy. He brings deep and well-honed abilities of holding space, insight and articulation, intuition and gentle challenge, and nurturing care. Having 30 years experience practicing individual and relationship counseling, bodywork, and leading groups, David has taken initiation in several spiritual traditions and been mentored by a number of eclectic spiritual trailblazers. Devotional by nature, his special pleasure is in mentoring clients and beloved friends into greater love, authenticity, self-empowerment, and expansive possibility. David aims to do all things in a relaxed spirit of skillful, creative play and adventure.
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