January 19, 2016 06:30 PM - March 15, 2016 09:00 PM
Mindful Communication: Foundations ( Please pay at the highest level you are able.)

Mindful Communication: Foundations with Oren J. Sofer
8 Sessions: January 19 - March 15 | Each session is 2.5 hours
(No session on February 23)

Communication sits at the center of our lives – personally, socially, and professionally. This eight-week course offers in- depth training in the foundations of an integrated approach to communication.

Drawing upon the modern disciplines of Nonviolent Communication, trauma healing, and mindfulness meditation, the curriculum offers concrete tools to hold one’s own while still hearing others, and to engage effectively and efficiently in collaboration.

Through a combination of mindfulness practices, guided reflections and interactive exercises, participants will develop a stronger sense of presence, greater access to compassion and more versatile, clearer communication. "This eight-week workshop series is appropriate for both experienced and newer students, therapists, school teachers, chaplains, and other helping professionals.

Mindful Communication: Foundations will focus on these key concepts:

  • Core tools for effective dialogue
  • Training in empathy and resilience
  • Practices to deepen self-understanding

Oren J. Sofer
Oren J Sofer Photo Oren is a teacher and practitioner of Buddhist meditation, Nonviolent Communication and Somatics. He has practiced Buddhist meditation in the Theravada tradition since 1997 and taught NVC since 2006.

Oren holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for healing trauma, and a current participant in the IMS-Spirit Rock Vipassana Teacher Training Program. His work and teaching brings a strong emphasis to living the path of awakening in our daily lives.

Learn more at Oren's website: www.orenjaysofer.com.

  • Dates: January 19 - March 15 (Except February 23)
  • Times: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00PM
  • Location: Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue | Community Room, Level Mezzanine
  • Cost: Sliding scale, $395-$625 (Please pay at the highest level you are able.)
  • Scholarships and Work-Trade available: Email Oren@baynvc.org for information.

Cancellation & Refund Policy
  • Before Dec 18: Full refund less $30 admin fee
  • Before Jan 5: 50% refund less $30 admin fee
  • After Jan 5: No refund
Opera Plaza Community Room - 601 Van Ness Avenue, Mezzanine Level