March/April Events

Greetings everyone,

Well, it's already March and we're heading toward spring! I hope you're finding ways to stay self-connected and not too busy! And I hope you take a moment now and then to feel grateful for the blessings you have;

You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. - G. K. Chesterton:

Here's a list of upcoming events that I'm offering or involved with. I hope to see you somewhere out and about, and feel free to pass this message along to anyone you know who may be interested.

Warm regards,

Patrick

 

 

Communication Practice Group

Every Tuesday at Noon at the Jeannette Rankin Peace Center

519 S. Higgins Ave. - Missoula - No Charge. No experience necessary.

Come to practice and learn to use Nonviolent Communication. This weekly group provides an opportunity to give and recieve empathy, do role play with challenging or stressful life situations, and practice the fundamentals of NVC.

 

YWCA Communication Class - Missoula

March 4th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm

This class will be held at the Missoula YWCA at 1130 W. Broadway.
Contact Lisa to register: 543 - 6691 x106

(Note daycare is available, please sign up by Feb. 25th)

Read more online.

 

Turning the Tide - Crossing Divides: Health on a Changing Planet

Friday & Saturday March, 8th & 9th - Missoula

Turning the Tide is a regional health education conference focused on how our health problems are related to environmental damage caused by humans. From poor air quality, chemical toxins in household products to water pollution, the Turning the Tide health conference brings together experts and the public to find solutions to the environmental health problems we face today.

Friday will be a panel discussing the spiritual and ethical response to a planet in crisis. Panelists: Father Jim Hogan, Gary Hawk, Susan Hay Patrick, Samir Bitar, Louise Dupuis, Susie Clarion

Saturday will be a full day of workshops and discussion on how climate change effects our health and what we can do about it. Keynote: Health Impacts of Climate ChangeJonathan Patz, MD, MPH, with many local professionals participating with workshops, classes and another panel.

The cost of the conference is based on a self-selected scale of $10 to $75.

More information and register Online

Turning the Tide - Non-violent Communication Learning and Practice

I will be offering an intro. to Non-violent communication on Saturday at the conference, and then this Monday evening workshop at the University of Montana.

Monday March 11, 2013 6-8 p.m. - University Center Room 330 - No charge! Invite your friends.

 

Compassionate Communication Class - Missoula

Tuesdays, March 19th - April 16th - 6:00 - 7:30 pm - Cost: $50 or $90 for two.

Healthy, effective communication is essential at home, work or when having fun. Develop tools that will bring ease, clarity and personal integrity to every conversation. Join us for a fun, playful exploration of essential communication skills. You can learn the importance of feelings and how they connect with your inner values and needs. You can learn how your inner values direct your actions, communications, emotional expressions and all forms of behavior. You can learn to recognize and value other people’s expression of their values and needs.

CEU's available for this class for LCSW, LCPC, LMFT and LAC.

Read more online.

 

Compassionate Communication Class - Bozeman

Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 to 9;00 pm - Cost: $10 or $15 for two.

Healthy, effective communication is essential at home, work or when having fun. Develop tools that will bring ease, clarity and personal integrity to every conversation. Join us for a fun, playful exploration of essential communication skills. You can learn the importance of feelings and how they connect with your inner values and needs. You can learn how your inner values direct your actions, communications, emotional expressions and all forms of behavior. You can learn to recognize and value other people’s expression of their values and needs.

Read more online.

 

Partnering in Communication - Billings

Improving the dance of connection in relationship. Two classes in Non-Violent Communication techniques for partners, spouses, friends, family members and co-workers.

Getting Self-connected and Ready to Talk
Introductory class - the foundation of communication skills.

Friday, March 22nd • 7:00 to 9:00 pm • Cost: $10 or $15 for two

Learning Communication with a Partner.
Practicing honest expression and connective listening.

Saturday, March 23rd • 10:00 am to 3:00 pm • Cost: $45 for two.
Bring your partner, friend, co-worker or parent and a lunch.

Please register in advance. Yellowstone Naturopathic Clinic • 406-259-5096
Classes held at: 720 North 30th St.

Read more online.

 

Upcoming Tango Classes and Events

 

Lastly, would you like to win a great Yoga retreat vacation? Talk to me and you can buy a raffle for the Feathered Pipe Foundation Retreat Center! For $100 you can win a full workshop at the Feathered pipe ranch. These raffles also go to support the scholarship fund at the Feathered Pipe! Please call me or e-mail me for more info: 406-443-3439.

 

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