Our mission is to provide education and support for people
who want to improve their compassionate communication skills,
deepen their self-understanding, and enrich their relationships.

Please see our Event Calendar to register
for upcoming classes and workshops!

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For a quick introduction to Compassionate Communication,
listen to this radio interview with Denise Torres from April of 2015:

For a slightly longer exploration of Nonviolent Communication / Compassionate Communication, listen to this interview with Bryn Hazell from September of 2015.

Do you want to communicate better but don't know how? 

Are you yearning for closer relationships?

Do you want more peace in your life?

With your desire and skills that you can learn, it is all possible. If you are ready to take that leap into learning about yourself and others, we are here to help.

By educating individuals and groups in Compassionate Communication and other complementary skills, people develop relationships of trust and respect that lead to cooperative problem-solving strategies. Our vision is to create a local and global community which embraces and uses these skills because they work - for you, for me and for everyone.

Compassionate Communication is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg which creates a vision of the world in which everyone's needs are met peacefully through relationships guided by compassion.

Our mission is to provide you with the resources to learn and use life-enhancing skills. Consider this your first step to learning the skills, practicing with other students and transforming your life and relationships.

Through communicating compassionately, PEACE IS POSSIBLE!

We believe it,
Your Compassionate Living Community

Center for Compassionate Living
339 SW Century Drive, Suite 203
Bend, OR  97702

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