LaShelle Lowe-Charde is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

LaShelle holds a master's degree in psychology and has worked as a professional psychologist in public schools as a school psychologist, facilitated group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”, and led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations.

LaShelle trained with Marshall Rosenberg in Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) because it offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For her, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality.

She has been offering NVC and mindfulness counseling and training for the last eight years. LaShelle specifically enjoys working with couples. She offers a continuum of learning and support through articles, private counseling, classes, and workshops. LaShelle delights in helping people learn to relate from a place of connection, compassion, and integrity. You can access free resources and read more about her offerings at

Saturday, November 10, 2012
9 am – 12:30 pm  &  2 – 5 pm

Communicating with Mindfulness & Compassion
An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) & APA CE workshop
LaShelle Lowe-Charde

$70 (Free for current degree students, faculty and staff)
American Psychological Association Continuing Education = 4 credit hours

Open to All
(you will have the option to pay online now or at the door)

About This Workshop

Finding the words to say how you feel and what's important to you can be difficult. You would like to express yourself in a way others can hear you without defensiveness and misunderstandings. You would like to listen to them in the same way. 

This workshop is for anyone who would like to create better relationships and values authenticity, compassion, and mindfulness in communication. Join us whether you are new to Compassionate Communication or would just like to practice and stay grounded in the basics.

Saying what's really true for you, being heard, and hearing others deeply is one of the most satisfying aspects of relationships.  It can also be the most difficult.  Learning these skills doesn't just help with conflict it also helps create more authenticity and connection with the important people in your life.

The workshop will be experientially focused.  We will introduce a concept and skill and then you will take time in a structured exercise in a small group or pair to practice and integrate what you are learning.  You will learn using examples from your own life.

We will cover the following topics:

Misunderstandings - begin to identify the language that interferes with connected and clear communication.

Self-Empathy - learn to create an internal dialogue of compassion for yourself.

Honesty and asking for what you want:  Express your feelings, needs, and requests in a way others want to hear.

Empathy - learn to listen for the truth of what someone is saying regardless of the words they use. 

Anger, guilt, shame, and depression - learn to hear the important message these feelings are sending.


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