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Oren Jay Sofer teaches meditation and communication retreats and workshops nationally. A member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, he is a Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Course Trainer at Mindful Schools, and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner for the healing of trauma. Oren also holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University and is the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.
Unpacking definitions of non-violent communication, mindfulness, & meditation
How understanding one’s own needs, the needs of others, and the various options for potentially meeting those needs puts one a a tremendous advantage in all relationships, including the relationship with oneself
The wide-ranging and beneficially transformative application of non-violent communication
Some of the key principles of Oren’s book and how it’s accessible approach allows readers to fully integrate these tools
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