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The Center’s class to teach compassionate communication

By January 11, 2011

The Center for Violence-free Relationships is giving individuals an opportunity to improve their relationships by focusing on compassionate communication that fosters connection and respect.

“Communicating from Your Heart,” a four-week workshop, starts on Feb. 7 and will meet on Mondays at 6 p.m. at The Center, 344 Placerville Drive, Suite 11, Placerville.

The workshops will focus primarily on teaching individuals and couples Nonviolent Communication, founded by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC has been used around the world to mediate conflicts, nurture relationships, and promote peace. NVC is also known as giraffe language because the giraffe has the largest heart of all land mammals. It is considered the language of the heart.

“Our hope and vision for these workshops is to be able to give away valuable information to individuals who desire to strengthen their communication with their loved ones and others who they come in contact with daily,” said presenter Eddie Zacapa, who uses giraffe ears and puppets to illustrate giraffe language in his workshops.

The Center is dedicated to building healthy relationships, families and communities free from sexual assault and domestic violence through education, advocacy and services in western El Dorado County.

The workshops are held at The Center, but can also be brought directly to community organizations that are interested. To sign up for the Communicating From Your Heart workshop or for more information contact Eddie Zacapa at (530) 626-1450 or 916-939-4464 or [email protected]. Cost: Sliding scale $15-35. Scholarships and assistance is available for those who qualify. No one turned away for the inability to pay.

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