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Healing, Communication and Social Changewith Oren Jay Sofer and Roxy Manning

December 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


What is the relationship between inner transformation, communication and interpersonal relationships? Can inner healing and communication practice support each other, and how do these translate into effective action in the world? Can real personal healing be complete without systemic social change, and can social change be sustainable without personal healing?

Join NVC trainers Roxy Manning and Oren Jay Sofer for this unique conversation about the different applications of NVC, hosted by the NVC Academy.

On this one-hour call, you’ll learn:

  • Methods for contemplative inquiry
  • Key tools to deepen your communication practice
  • Practices to enhance resilience
  • Ways to transform anxiety into action

Roxy and Oren will offer reflections on the intersection of personal, relational, and social transformation, and on the power of Nonviolent Communication when applied to different levels of our experience. The session will include time for live Q&A with participants, as well as a free gift for those interested in Oren’s new book, Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.

Meet the Teachers



Roxy Manning, Ph.D., a CNVC Certified Trainer, has been co-leading some of BayNVC’s year-long programs since 2008. A passionate champion of social justice, she brings NVC to her work as a licensed clinical psychologist serving homeless populations, and has supported groups around the world interested in causes from LGBTQ rights to equity and transformation of social structures related to race, ethnicity and social class. Roxy lives in San Lorenzo where she brings NVC to her most rewarding work as a mother.



Oren Jay Sofer, a CNVC Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer, teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and communication nationally. His teaching emphasizes how awareness practice and communication training deepen one another in a synergistic manner. He holds a degree in Comparative Religion from Columbia University, is a Somatic Experiencing for healing of trauma, and is a member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council. Oren is also the author of Say What You Mean: A Mindful Approach to Nonviolent Communication.


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About the Book

Say What You Mean is a step-by-step guide for meaningful conversations that bring people together. It is the first book to integrate mindfulness with the modern discipline of Nonviolent Communication and somatic healing.

Whether it’s managing conflict at work, navigating a political divide with a relative, or strengthening bonds at home—communicating effectively is what makes or breaks our relationships. Rich with simple yet powerful exercises, Say What You Mean offers a clear method and concrete practices for healthier, more effective conversation.



December 12, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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