Choosing Peace Program: Conflict to Connection Training, Boston, MA


October 26, 2017 1:00 pm to
October 29, 2017 5:00 pm


Watertown Center for Healing Arts, 17 Spring St., Watertown, MA 02472 (Boston area)

Create peace. Choose peace.

Happiness, compassion and the ability to change the world are learnable skills. Come learn them.

The Mediate Your Life Conflict to Connection  intensive is a 4-day workshop that integrates Compassionate Communication (Nonviolent Communication, NVC) with mindfulness and a mediation framework. The training gives you the communication skills and mediation “maps” to create empathic connection and collaboration between yourself and others and with those around you in your personal and work life.

Conflict to Connection training: Oct 26-29, 2017
Resolving Conflicts Internally training: Jan 12-15, 2018
Reconciliation and Healing training: Apr 19-22, 2018

Create a more compassionate and mindful world

The Mediate Your Life program teaches a new way to communicate and a new way to live.
The Mediate Your Life program teaches a new way to communicate and a new way to live.

Look around. The dominant paradigms and language used by many people lead directly to violence, suffering, and unhappiness. But when we change these paradigms by practicing a new language of empathy, compassion and awareness we create peace. We create internal and interpersonal peace, and we help co-create societal peace and well being for all people.

Real skills for real transformation. Four days that will change your life.

In the workshop, you will learn:

  • A mindfulness-based self-connection practice that gives you the ability to return to awareness, presence, and choice when triggered into the body’s Fight-Flight-Freeze reaction at the core of conflict, and be able to respond effectively to difficulty and challenge
  • Elements of empathy for speaking and listening in a natural way that creates connection
  • An interpersonal mediation process that gives you a map to navigate difficult conversations between yourself and others, getting to clear requests and agreements
  • A mediation map to guide you in helping others empathically connect with each other and work together to find new possibilities and solutions

The training is highly experiential and interactive in a warm, supportive, safe learning environment. You learn through real life demonstrations, in-depth practice in dyads and triads, supportive coaching, giving and receiving positive peer feedback, and group sharing. There is the opportunity, if you wish, to work with real situations from your personal and work life, so you not only gain deep skill development, you also benefit from the personal growth and transformation. You also become part of a connected learning community, both during and after the workshop, so you can practice together to deepen and integrate the learning over time in daily life, and receive invaluable support with challenges in your life.

The full Choosing Peace Immersion Program consists of three 4-day intensives. These three intensives are most powerful and transformative when done together as a full year training, however they are designed so that they can be taken individually as stand-alone trainings, and in any order.

Conflict to Connection training: October 26-29, 2017
Resolving Conflicts Internally training: January 12-15, 2018
Healing and Reconciliation training: April 19-22, 2018


$650 for single intensive.
$600 early bird rate until Sept 28, 2017.
$1500 for the year immersion program (package of Oct 2017 and Jan and April 2018 intensives).
There are reduced tuition rates for 2nd year and beyond participants (click on registration link for more info). Inquire about payment flexibility if you are in need of this.



12-1pm:       Onsite check-in
1-5pm:         First session
7-9pm:         Evening session

9-12pm        Morning session
12-2pm        Lunch
2-5pm          Afternoon session
5-7pm          Dinner
7-9pm          Evening session

9-12pm        Morning session
12-2pm        Lunch
2-5pm          Afternoon session
5-7pm          Dinner
7-9pm          Evening session

9-12pm        Morning session
12-2pm        Lunch
2-5pm          Afternoon session

We hope to see you there!


Questions? For support with registration call Schena at 510.919.5847 or e-mail For support with onsite logistical info contact Shivani,