Our mission is to provide education and support for people
who want to improve their compassionate communication skills,
deepen their self-understanding, and enrich their relationships.
Do you want to communicate better but don't know how?
Are you yearning for closer relationships?
Do you want more peace in your life?
With your desire and skills that you can learn, it is all possible. If you are ready to take that leap into learning about yourself and others, we are here to help.
By educating individuals and groups in Compassionate Communication and other complementary skills, people develop relationships of trust and respect that lead to cooperative problem-solving strategies. Our vision is to create a local and global community which embraces and uses these skills because they work - for you, for me and for everyone.
Compassionate Communication is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a process developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg which creates a vision of the world in which everyone's needs are met peacefully through relationships guided by compassion.
Our mission is to provide you with the resources to learn and use life-enhancing skills. Consider this your first step to learning the skills, practicing with other students and transforming your life and relationships.
Through communicating compassionately, PEACE IS POSSIBLE!
We believe it,
Your Compassionate Living Community
Center for Compassionate Living
(formerly the Peace Center of Central Oregon)
828 NW Hill Street (between Franklin and Greenwood)
Bend OR 97701
Open by Appointment for Information, Library and Book Sales