October 01, 2019 06:00 PM - October 01, 2019 08:00 PM
October 2019 Mediation Clinic

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Giving Empathy to Others and Yourself


This workshop offers a concise and practical introduction to the consciousness and tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. She will demonstrate how these tools can help create deep connection and understanding between mediation parties with ongoing relationships.


Using this NVC model, Katharina will show how we can move away from the specifics of "she/he said, he/she said" into the heart of the issue, uncovering the parties' deeper needs that have not been recognized, honored, or met.


With Katharina, participants will learn and practice a new way to develop and show empathy for others and oneself.


Katharina W. Dress, M.A.
Katharina has been a mediator since 2015 and a facilitator and trainer for over 30 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Communications from San Francisco State University and extensive conflict resolution skills training, including in Elder Mediation, Online Mediation, Conflict Coaching, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC).


In addition, Katharina is founder and principal mediator at AGING IN HARMONY and serves on the Civil Court Mediation Panel of the Superior Court of Alameda County.


As a trainer, Katharina offers her own conflict resolution skills and cultural competency workshops throughout the Bay Area and beyond. She regularly assists other organizations with their mediation trainings. For over 10 years she has participated in the NVC-based Mediate Your Life training program offered by John Kinyon and Ike Lasater, both as a learner and trainer. Katharina is also a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is actively involved in the organization’s Elder Mediation Section.


Learn more about Katharina: www.aginginharmony.com.


  • Date & Times: Tuesday, October 1 | 6-8:00pm
  • Location: JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111
JAMS, 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111 [MAP]