Newt Bailey

WELCOME! from Newt Bailey, founder of the Communication Dojo.

Contact:, (415) 694 8798

If you want a greater sense of connection, authenticity, and kindness in your most important relationships, you’ve come to the right place. To put it another way, if you want more intimacy and/or less fighting in your life, you’ve come to the right […]


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Monday Drop-In Communication Dojo


DEC 9, 16

JAN 6, 13, 20, 27

NO CLASS DEC 23, 30 

Monday Drop-in Communication Dojo NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. ALL WELCOME with Newt Bailey

Mondays 7pm – 9pm

The Center SF, 548 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 Introductory rate: $15 – […]


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“Empowered Self-Expression – Speaking from the Heart” – Tuesdays – 4-week Committed Series – San Francisco – starts Sept 10th, 2019

Tuesdays, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

4-week series dates: Sept 10th, 17th, 24th, Oct 1st, 2019

*plus* practice sessions between classes with other participants Location: San Francisco – Zen Center – Page @ Laguna

REGISTER THROUGH EVENTBRITE SPECIAL FOCUS FOR THIS SERIES: Empowered Self-Expression – Speaking from the Heart

How you say things makes a big difference in how […]


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10-week ONLINE COURSE! “Introduction to Connected Communication”


REGISTRATION IS OPEN until Oct. 4, 2019

Live sessions: Sept. 20 to Nov. 22, 2019

Access to online classroom: Sept. 20, 2019 to Feb. 23, 2020

If you’re joining after Sept. 20 you can catch up on any live sessions you’ve missed by watching the recordings of these sessions in the online classroom.




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“Connected Conversation Process” – instructional video

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Here Ali Miller ( and I portray a couple, Debbie and Jason, who have a mildly contentious conversation. They then try using the “Connected Conversation Process,” the foundational process of the Communication Dojo, to navigate through their conflict with greater mutual understanding and connection.


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“Connected Conversation Process” – quick example

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Newt Bailey and Ali Miller ( play “Jason” and “Debbie” getting into a little conflict. Watch for a quick glimpse at how the “Connected Conversation Process” from the Communication Dojo can turn conflict into connection.


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“The Ladder Questions” – introductory instructional video

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Newt Bailey and Ali Miller ( play “Jason” and “Debbie.” Debbie uses the “Ladder Questions” to help Jason get more clarity on something that’s bothering him in his workplace.


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What Participants are saying about the Communication Dojo

Workshop participant

Video comments and testimonials from participants in “Communication Dojo – Find your Way with Words” workshops.

“I feel so relaxed. Everything seems manageable again!”

What’s amazing many participants is that they can arrive with a partner, family member, or friend, and  actually resolve real issues during the workshop, using the tools we’re teaching, even if […]


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