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Can We Talk?


  • Center for Compassionate Living 803 SW Industrial Drive Way, #200 Bend, OR 97702 (map)
Photo credit: Aaron Tani

Photo credit: Aaron Tani

Weekend Workshop: Fri, Nov 10; 6 - 8 p.m. Sat, Nov 11; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Sun, Nov 12; 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

You’re in a partnership. In fact, you care very much for each other and deeply value your relationship—at least until that moment he or she does something that really upsets you. Maybe you get angry. Maybe you feel hurt. The judgments and blame that surface hurt even more. Isn’t there a different way to handle this?

If you and your partner are curious about working through these conflicts with greater ease, honesty, and compassion, then Compassionate Communication is for you. Join us for this four-week exploration as we apply these tools to:

  • Increase our understanding of the nature of conflicts for couples.
  • Learn to use Pause Statements to stop a conflict from becoming a train wreck.
  • Translate judgments and blame into the experience of unmet needs and untangle the conflict by starting here. 
  • Learn how an agreement to use these skills grows trust and love.

This is an interactive program with lots of opportunities to apply these new skills to the situations in your lives.

Facilitator: Denise Torres.

Cost: $70. Sliding scale available in case of financial hardship.

Registration: Space is limited to 8 participants, so early registration is recommended. Contact Denise for more info or to register: email or call 530-867-3198.