Participants in our intensive programs have increased skills and mastery of
communication and connection through shared understanding, through the use of
empathy, authentic self-expression, shared goals, and practical problem-solving tools.
Creating Trust and Connection with your Partner
Nonviolent Communication for Couples
Online Course: 4 Saturdays (June 6 - 27, 2020)

Join us with your sweetie, partner, or spouse for this live online course where you will learn and practice how to bring more ease, connection, and satisfaction into your relationship.










































Do you find yourselves arguing about the same old things without getting any resolution? Are blame and resentments creeping into your conversations? Or, are things generally going well, and you're looking for tips and practical tools to make things even better?

In this course, Lisa Gottlieb will share practical communication skills that will help build resilience in your relationship with your partners including: 

  • Gratitude: Appreciating your partner for things that they did that enriched your life in a way that is enjoyable for them to hear.

  • Honest Expression: Telling your partner about painful experiences you have had in the relationship in a way that makes it more likely they can hear you and be open to adjusting their behavior.

  • Non-judgmental Listening: Understanding really matters to your partner -- what they need in order to thrive in the relationship, and how you can support them in a way that also works for you.

DATES & TIME: 4 consecutive Saturdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27, 2020 (11:00 am - 1:00 pm ET)


TRAINER: Lisa Gottlieb (pictured above) MSW, SSW and Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication


COSTEarly Bird: $115/couple (by May 29); Standard: $140/couple (after May 29)

QUESTIONS: If you have questions about registration, payments, or other logistics, email the Registrar (Jeff Brown). If you have questions about the program or content, email Lisa Gottlieb.


AUDIENCE: All couples are welcome- this is an inclusive course for all ages, sexual orientations, races, religions, ethnicities, and levels of commitment. 

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Lisa Gottlieb

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In this online course, you will:

  • Learn how empathy and self-expression work together for greater understanding.

  • Practice new ways of listening and speaking with each other for improved communication.

  • Share with each other in ways that give you each the opportunity to have more of what you want in your relationship.


You will leave our first meeting with things you can start to do immediately to improve how you relate with each other. This event is designed specifically for couples of all kinds -- this is an inclusive event for all ages, sexual orientations, races, religions, ethnicities, and levels of commitment.




Q: I am single but hope to be in a relationship in the future. Can I join this course? 

A: We invite you to participate in other events we are offering because we see those as a better fit. This course
is designed for current couples and includes exercises most relevant to partners.


Q: My spouse or partner cannot (or does not want to) participate in this course but I would like to join as an individual. Is that OK?

A: Because the exercises and activities are all designed for current couples, we want to keep things simple in terms of the format. In addition, we believe that couples can be most effective in supporting other couples and that the needs and interests of single people are more suited to other workshops we offer.

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