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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Updates and Shameless Plugs!

by @ 9:09 am. Filed under Joe's Rants, Nonviolent Communication

So last week I presented at the joint conference of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) and the National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) in Harrisburg, PA.  I had a chance to speak on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and the use of such tools in health education settings to bridge those difficult conversations such as disease management or substance use.  The audience wrote positive remarks on the eval, so I am guessing from that, they enjoyed the presentation.

I also, recently, presented NVC for about 28 people in Providence, RI for the Community Mediation Center of RI.  I really enjoyed this presentation due to the fact we had such a diverse group of folks in the workshop approaching this process from many angles.   I think I learned just as much from the group as they learned from me.

There are still some seats available (few) for the June 26th workshop in New Haven, CT.  I am excited to say this workshop has a very diverse group of participants so far and I think it is going to add to the experience.   I am also in the works of being able to offer CHES credits for this workshop for those collecting continueing Ed credits.   I should know more about that early next week.   If you don’t know what CHES credits are, it is safe to say you don’t need them.   If you are interested or know someone who would be interested in learning the basics of conflict resolution and Nonviolent Communication, please click here.

Now, since I have moved again and this time to the shoreline in CT, I am going to go enjoy the beach and the warm weather!  More updates to come later!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Communicating Compassionately for Health Educators

by @ 8:15 am. Filed under Nonviolent Communication

On June 15, 2009, I will be presenting at “Engage, Inspire, Challenge” which is the joint conference of the American Association for Health Education (AAHE) and the National Association of Health Education Centers (NAHEC) in Harrisburg, PA.   I will be presenting with Richard Cain, PhD on using Nonviolent Communication in health education settings to help bridge those tough subjects like overeating, drug use, glucose managment, etc…  We will be discussing how to dialogue on the tuff topics without inducing shame, guilt, defensive reactions or blame.   We have been working for weeks on making this presentation fun and informative.  If you happen to be heading out to the conference, please check out the presentation.

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