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Compassionate Communications in the Professional Service Workplace

April 04, 2018
11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
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International Market Square
275 Market Street, Suite 185
Minneapolis, MN 55405

Wellbeing is the feeling of alignment we get when we successfully balance resources and challenges. It is a critical component of good health. 

Health and wellbeing are dependent on many factors, including genetics, environment, and behavior. While some things are outside of our immediate control, other things - like learned behaviors - make a huge difference in how we feel. Less-skillfull behaviors contribute to feelings of dis-ease, while more-skillful behaviors contribute to feelings of wellbeing. 

Compassionate communiations is a self-care tool to increase feelings of wellbeing. In the Compassionate Communications session, we will expand our understanding of universal needs and experience the feelings associated with needs when they are met and unmet. We'll talk about what is happening in our brains when we learn how to skillfully express our needs. Finally, we'll have fun practicing this effective tool that can be learned and used by everyone, and is particularly useful when working with internal and external clients in the workplace. 


Ricka Robb Kohnstamm, M.A., NBC-HWC, is the principal of Align Whole Health Coaching in Minneapolis. Her practice is focused on alignment of values and beliefs with behaviors as the fundamental root of individual and group health and wellbeing. She works with individuals and groups to untangle complex issues that get in the way of thriving and optimal health. Ricka has an M.A. at the Center for Spirituality and Healing at the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, Executive Education focused on leadership and wellbeing in the workplace at Harvard Business School, Mindsight Institute training with Dr. Daniel Siegel, and Cancer Guides and Initial Professional Training programs with Dr. James Gordon's Center for Mind Body Medicine. She worked in the professional service industry for over 25 years as an executive and strategic consultant.


$40.00 Member Registration
$55.00 after 05:00 pm March 28

$60.00 Non-Member Registration
$75.00 after 05:00 pm March 28