“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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Tuesdays – 4-week Committed Series – Working Together to Connect – SPECIAL FOCUS: Self-Expression – San Francisco – starts March 1st, 2016

Tuesdays, 7.00pm to 9.00pm

March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

*plus* practice sessions between classes with other participants Location: San Francisco, Mission District – private residence


SPECIAL FOCUS FOR THIS SERIES: Self-expression means…

- saying what you want to say in a way that makes it more likely you’ll be heard, and more likely […]


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Tuesdays – 4 week Committed Series – Working Together to Connect – SPECIAL FOCUS: “REQUESTS, HEARING ‘NO,’ SAYING ‘NO’ ” – San Francisco – starts May 19th, 2015

Tuesdays, 7.15pm to 9.15pm

May 19th, 26th, June 2nd, 9th

*plus* practice sessions between classes with other participants Location: San Francisco, Mission District – 18th @ Valencia


SPECIAL FOCUS FOR THIS SERIES: Making Requests; Saying and Hearing “No” in a way that maintains connection.

Living life fully means being connected to your […]


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Interview with Newt Bailey on the subject of empathy

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Video by Edwin Rutsch ( for the Empathy Documentary Project.

What is Empathy? What does it feel like? What is a metaphor for empathy? What are benefits of sharing empathy? What personal stories gave you an insight into the nature of empathy?


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ARTICLE: I don’t want to connect!

If you’re reading this you are probably interested in how you can change some relationship or other so that it’s more enjoyable, or less painful. Relationships are about communication; so learning different ways to communicate seems like a potentially useful place to put your attention, right? Then you read an article like Connection First and it tells […]


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Jennifer C. testimonial

Jennifer C. from San Francisco talks about how the Communication Dojo has provided support in how she communicates with her young daughter.


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Ann M. testimonial

Ann M. visiting from New York talks about why she recommends the Communication Dojo as a place to learn Nonviolent Communication (NVC).


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What Participants are saying about the Communication Dojo

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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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