Weekend Intensive: Compassionate Communication for Couples
May 21-22, 2022, 10 am – 2:30 pm each day
Facilitated by Sydney Woodward, AMFT
Online via video
Price: $340 per couple ($170 per person)

Healthy communication is at the core of our relationships with our romantic partners. But it’s easier said than done. Too often, we find ourselves feeling frustrated, stuck, defensive, or shut down when conflict arises.

The good news is that clear, compassionate communication in times of conflict is a learned skill that all couples can get better at. If communication issues in your relationship are leaving you feeling angry, overwhelmed or unheard, this workshop can help.

Join Stella Nova and Sydney Woodward, AMFT, for an interactive weekend intensive where she’ll be sharing tools from Non-Violent Communication, a model for navigating conflict in a clear, compassionate, and effective way. You’ll come away with a greater understanding of your needs, and a new toolkit of practical skills for communicating with your partner (and other important people in your life!)

Previous Compassionate Communication attendees came away from this workshop wanting more, and so we’re excited to bring this offering to you in a new, weekend intensive format designed just for couples. Having a common language and toolbox to work with together can make a huge difference in navigating communication issues that have felt stuck for months or years.

This workshop is open to couples of all genders and sexual orientations, and is inclusive of both monogamous and non-monogamous relationships. Please be 18+ and reside in California to participate. We offer a brief screening call prior to registration to ensure that the workshop is a good fit for your needs and goals, and to answer any questions you may have.

Our Workshop Offerings

Bring Stella Nova to your company or organization! Our workshops offer a quick hit of practical tools and insights for your life and your work. 

Self-Compassion for Ambitious Women: This crowd-favorite is Stella Nova’s signature offering. Designed just for career-minded women who struggle with harsh self-criticism. If your self-confidence feels like a roller coaster ride sometimes, this is for you! An interactive, 90-minute introduction to the science and practice of self-compassion, with practical tools to take home. 

Holistic Self-Care for Work and Home: This isn’t face mask & bubble bath self-care. Holistic self-care is about learning to show up for ourselves in each domain of our life—our careers, our relationships, our physical health, our psychological well-being. This workshop will help you assess your current self-care practices, identify areas that need attention, and develop a plan for next steps.

Burnout Prevention for a Sustainable Career: The solution to professional burnout isn’t getting more sleep or taking more vacations. (Although we wholeheartedly support both!) Burnout prevention is about getting re-engaged in your career and figuring out how to align your energy with your big picture values and goals. We’ll talk about what burnout is and isn’t, identify factors contributing to burnout in your current work life, and create a plan for moving forward more sustainably.

Looking for something specific? We can tailor a workshop specific to your needs. 

Our corporate workshops start at $1,000 and workshops for non-profit and community organizations start at $250. Please email for inquiries.

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