RMCCN Presents: The Art Of Compassion

Six Thursdays Nov 11 - Dec 23; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. MST (Skip Thanksgiving)
Online VIA Zoom

Tuition $249.00 (Scholarships Available)
Registration Information and Online Enrollment

“It is not what you look at, it’s what you see.”
– Henry David Thoreau

A comprehensive exploration of the nonviolent communication work
and compassionate consciousness pioneered by Marshall Rosenberg PhD

When we transform the way we communicate, we transform our world:
Create empowering compassionate relationships with yourself and others.
Communicate clearly, effectively, and authentically.
Transform adversaries into allies.

This six week class provides a comprehensive overview of Nonviolent Communication, developed by Marshall Rosenberg. It covers all of the core components of NVC model.. Ideal for people new to NVC. Great for practitioners who want to deepen their existing NVC skills and consciousness. We invite you to join us as we explore this powerful communication technique. The class follows Marshall's seminal book Nonviolent Communication, A Language Of Life, and will focus on:

  • Making clear observations.
  • Honestly expressing feelings.
  • Deeply meeting needs.
  • Making doable requests.
  • The power of empathy and self empathy.
  • Working with anger.
  • Mourning.
  • Gratitude.

Each class will include kinesthetic activities and there will be time to practice applying the techniques to real-life situations.


David, poet, writer, and life coach, has studied and taught a wide variety of interpersonal communication skills over the last thirty years. He was introduced to NVC in 2000 and has been conducting trainings since 2009. Prior to his introduction to NVC, he studied with Anthony Robbins, Jean Houston, Deepak Chopra, and Gay Luce. He is a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network.

David Shindoll, CNVC Certified Trainer and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network, has spent over 25 years creating environments based on mutual understanding and respect, boundaries based on needs, and an empowering compassion. David is passionate about learning, living, and sharing practices that transform how we relate to others and ourselves that are in alignment with our deepest values for truth, contribution, and love.

David holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado College and a master’s degree in education from Loyola University. David has worked with children and their families for over 25 years in a variety of contexts from villages for abandoned children in Costa Rica, to Montessori schools in Taiwan, Bolivia, and the United States. David has been a teacher trainer in language at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies and currently works as a 1st grade teacher in Denver, Colorado. David’s passions include yoga, teaching and exploring how to live life from presence, truth, and compassion.