Compassionate Communication: An Introduction
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Term: Summer 2022
Date: June 22nd, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: University Mall 2104
Cheri Lemieux Spiegel, PhD
Paul Fitzgerald, PhD
Northern Virginia Community College
Presented By: Office of Inclusion & Diversity (INDV)
This full-day workshop serves as an introduction to Compassionate Communication. It lays the foundation for more in-depth training sessions offered on Wednesday, June 22, which will focus on bringing compassionate communication into the classroom and sustaining a compassionate consciousness while managing challenging conversations in the higher education workplace. This introductory workshop offers definitions and foundational theories in compassion and empathy. It builds on this foundation with principles of mindful awareness, mindfulness meditation, and nonviolent communication. Together the participants will engage in various awareness exercises and guided meditations. They will practice naming their own feelings and needs, making requests of others, and listening to and articulating the feelings and needs alive in others. Participants will be afforded the opportunity to practice empathetic listening, offering compassionate ears to both themselves and to one another.