RMCCN Presents: Respect, Responsibility, Requests

Two Thursdays July 22 and 29; 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. MDT
Online VIA Zoom

Tuition $40 - $80 Sliding Scale (Additional Scholarships Available)


"The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience."
– Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Discover the clarity and respect that arise from authentic responses.
  • Explore how cooperation can be more effective than confrontation.
  • Learn how expressing a graceful and honest "no" can build trust.

Freedom is one of the most fundamental human yearnings. In order to be free we must interact without coercion, associate freely. Yet to be effective in our world we must also get things done, attend to the necessities of life. What draws forth our willing participation? What inspires us to put forth effort? These are questions that must be addressed if we are to associate freely without coercion.

Respect is an expression of value, of understanding. It inspires our contribution. We demonstrate our respect by being responsible. Responsibility places us at the epicenter of our own experience where we can choose how we process and express, where we can respond with consciousness and deliberation. When we are inspired by respect and act responsibly, we enhance self esteem. We gain the confidence, the security, the courage to be in integrity and honor boundaries. This is the foundation that enables us to live in a world of requests, cooperation, and freedom..

Requests are where the "rubber meets the road" in relationships. They are how we negotiate the details of daily living in relationships. Have you ever kept hidden what you would dearly desire because you might hear a no? Have you ever said yes to a request when a no lived in your heart and then felt guilty about not following through with what you promised? When we learn to put our attention on what is precious, both within ourselves and others, and when we learn to act responsibly, with consciousness and deliberation, we summon the courage and inspiration to honor our own boundaries and be attentive to the boundaries of others. We learn to live in integrity, cooperation, and freedom in the midst all of the yeses and nos.


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.