Register for workshop on December 6

Healing Wounds of Violence: Yours and Mine

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A Compassionate Communication discussion on the longing to recover from the effects of violence in our lives, in cooperation with Pittsburgh Presbytery’s Healing from Violence series.

Join us for this constructive workshop on healing from the many different effects of violence. The event will last up to four and a half hours and will include a savory and leisurely lunch break. In a supportive atmosphere we’ll share practical tools as well as stories of hope, courage, and recovery. Choosing to share and choosing to just listen will both be encouraged. The discussion and lunch are free.


Where: Waverly Presbyterian Church (in the Lounge), 591 S. Braddock Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15221

Time: 11:00-3:30

Date: 12/6/2014

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All Day Workshop on April 27

heart with cartoon speech bubbleCompassionate Pittsburgh is pleased to present an all day workshop on Saturday, April 27.

Speak Peace with Compassionate Communication

~ the Language of the Heart ~

learn how to:
• navigate difficult conversations with grace and ease
• practice deep listening so others are really heard
• express your needs in a way that generates connection
• remain centered and peaceful when someone is speaking aggressively
• inspire compassionate responses from others
• move beyond power struggles into cooperation and trust
• recognize and honor your needs
• resolve internal conflicts by disarming your inner critic
• energize relationships by giving and receiving gratitude

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This workshop is designed for people with any amount of experience or exposure to Compassionate Communication, ranging from brand new to years of practice.

Jeff BrownThe training will be led by Jeff Brown from Columbus, Ohio, the director of Compassionate Communication of Central Ohio and who has led trainings in five countries and twenty states. Jeff has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2005.

when: Saturday, April 27, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

where: 605 Morewood Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (First Unitarian Church)

cost: $110, or by April 6 early bird rate $90
payable by check to “An Ordered Life” and mail to
An Ordered Life
590 S. Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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Please contact us at Compassionate Pittsburgh with any questions you may have about this communication approach, how we find it enriches life, or the workshop.

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Launch Party!

launch of Compassionate Pittsburgh

On Friday, March 1, we will launch

Compassionate Pittsburgh

with a celebration including:

a meet and greet among compassionate yinzers,

NVC-infused live music by the inspiring kRi and hettie, *

and information around the new endeavor of Compassionate Pittsburgh,

especially a day-long training event with Jeff Brown on Saturday, April 27

– the details –

date – March 1 (this Friday night)

time – 7:00 to 9:00 pm

location – 7131 Thomas Blvd (15208)

food and drink – you are welcome to bring a beverage or snack to share

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even if you are unable to make it on Friday, please RSVP to let us know of your interest

in being connected in some way with Compassionate Pittsburgh for future contact

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Let’s get together!

meet other NVC supporters, greet newcomers, show support for kRi and hettie

and begin the journey with Compassionate Pittsburgh

* Can you tell me more about the music of kRi and hettie?
“kRi & hettie are a folk duo who blend acoustic guitar, spoken word and harmonies… if you’re searching for inspiration, look no further.” ~Sara Havens, LEO Weekly
A show with kRi & hettie is a theatrical experience where the message is just as important as the beat and melody. They seamlessly weave humor, storytelling, music, and poetry into a performance that inspires both young and old while maintaining a wide-open-hearted feeling.  link

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