This training has been shortened and shifted from Balancing Act for Caregivers to Compassionate Communication and the Power of Empathy in order to make it available to more people.

Please join us Saturday April 27th for an empowering training to learn the foundations of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and focus on empathic listening and responding.

NVC based empathy will help you transform your relationships into more deeply connected and satisfying experiences.

You will learn skills to

  • De-escalate intensity
  • Understand the heart of the matter
  • Listen and respond in ways that land deeply
  • Create warm, compassionate connections

"Empathic understanding provides warmth and depth that feeds our hearts and souls. It is the foundation of real connection upon which we build relationships that thrive."

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The power of empathy will address many of your challenges.

Training - April 27th, 2024.

Skills for thriving in relationship and caregiving:

  • Enhance your listening skills for deep understanding and effective strategizing
  • Learn how to give empathy that lands deeply.
  • Learn and practice skills to get the listening you want.
  • Improve the quality of your interactions
  • Gain greater confidence navigating difficult emotions and conversations.

Apply what you learn to:

  • Decrease & navigate conflict better.
  • Better communicate with friends, family, co-workers
  • Hold your needs with care
  • Ask for what you want
  • Give empathetic understanding & support
  • Confidently respond to intense emotions; yours and others


$150 Regular Tuition with pre-registration.

$175 at the door.


Saturday April 27 -

Arrival and registration 9:45-10am

Training 10:00am - 3:00pm

Midday break for lunch - bringing lunch is encouraged for enjoying community and efficiency.


Enjoy two days of learning and practice in the skills and consciousness of Compassionate Communication/Nonviolent communication with CNVC Certified Trainer Kathy Ziola, MA. As a caregiver for her 91 year old mother, healer, author of “Live Compassion,” Nonviolent Communication trainer, therapist, and communication coach, Kathy brings forty years of rich life experience, education, and professional skill as a trainer and transformation facilitator to support your learning. 

Kathy has been immersed in the practice and teaching of Nonviolent Communication since 2005. Her passion lies in authenticity, living with presence and compassion, and helping others do the same. With her many years of personal and professional experience, Kathy brings deep understanding and insight into human relationships and personal growth. 

Kathy is also an avid poet and often incorporates her original works into her workshops, adding inspiration and humor. She finds joy and rejuvenation in nature, and living in Colorado for most of her life has allowed her to embrace outdoor activities like hiking, biking, camping, and cross-country skiing.

Cancellation Policy Please Read

If Communication Works cancels the event you will be refunded your full payment.

If you cancel thirty days prior to the start date of a series or one day event, you will receive a refund of the full amount minus PayPal fees if applicable.

If you cancel between six and thirty days of the event start date, you will be credited your tuition minus $50 for a multi-date training and your tuition minus $25 for a one day event. The credit will be good toward attending any training event for one year.

If you cancel five days or less prior to the start of the event, your tuition will be retained. Proceeding with registration indicates agreement with this policy. Thank you