Trainer: Oren Jay Sofer


Deepening Relationships With Family
September 30, 2019  •  Article  • 

It's important to remember how to find joy in the things we love about our family and friends. Though we often associate communication skills with handling conflict (see

Five Tips For Reading The News Without Losing It
September 3, 2019  •  Article  • 

It’s been a tough few weeks.

Whether it’s another domestic shooting or the rainforest in flames, it can feel overwhelming to stay abreast of what’s happening yet impossible to turn away and unplug. Many of ...

The Radical Act of Reclaiming Attention
August 8, 2019  •  Article  • 

Given all that we are facing today as a society and a species, the need to have honest conversations about things that matter is paramount. Communication skills are an essential ingredient in this arena, but I don’t think they’re sufficient. To stay balanced ...

The Practice of Mindful Communication
June 17, 2019  •  Article  • 
There is one activity we each do every day, all day long, in every area of our lives—at home, at work, with friends, even when we’re alone. The success of our relationships, our work, and life in general rests heavily on it, ...
Transformative Dialogue
May 17, 2019  •  Article  • 

Have you ever persevered through a challenging situation with a friend and come out the other side with more respect for one another? Or worked out a disagreement with a loved one, finding that you feel even closer, with ...

The Necessity of Joy
February 28, 2019  •  Article  • 

I grew up on the east coast, whose gentle hills and particular blend of evergreen and deciduous trees still soothes me. On the weekends, we would drive about two hours north to the Hudson Valley of New York state, where ...

Learning How to Listen
January 25, 2019  •  Article  • 

Listening is a cornerstone of dialogue and a powerful metaphor for spiritual practice. When we’re willing and able to listen, we open a conduit that allows connection and understanding to happen.

There are so many ways to listen. We can listen to the content of what ...