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Posted: September 13, 2019

How effective is your communication?

Have you ever really wanted to say something to somebody and not been able to say it? You couldn’t find the words or maybe you got too emotional. Maybe you missed a chance to say a goodbye, or you aren’t talking with a relative because you are angry with them.

There are many reasons why communicating can be difficult. Oftentimes most of us have never been taught how to do it. We think it’s something that we should be able to do naturally. And, for the most part, it gets us by. And then, we get those moments that it doesn’t. We are left with the consequences of saying something in a way that left hurt feelings. Or we stew in the anger of having not tried at all.

This fall, the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL), will be hosting the eight-week program ‘Effective Communication.’ It is based on Marshall Rosenberg’s ‘Nonviolent Communication.’

Rosenberg’s work has gained worldwide respect for its usefulness in improving the quality of personal and professional relationships through improved communication. Tools for understanding how we communicate set the foundation. From there, we will explore strategies to help us communicate clearly and respectfully. Lots of opportunity to practice in a safe environment will be provided.

Whether you attend on your own, with a friend, or a group, the skills gained through this program will contribute to your strength as an individual.

This program is free. It will run on Tuesday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. from Oct. 8 to Nov.26 in Kimberley at the CBAL office.

Pre-registration is required. Please contact Carol at (250) 687-4681 or [email protected].


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