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We offer classes in interpersonal communication for home, workplace, and in the community. In addition, our  trainers are available for mediation and coaching on an individual basis. We conduct trainings in workplaces and organizations, offering discounts to organizations that serve the community. You can read more about our approach on the About Us page.

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Upcoming Events



Free Event:  Conflict Improv, Mar 30


Intoductory Session,  Sun, Apr 9, Jean Morrison

Saying Yes and Saying No: Compassionate Boundaries, 5 Tues, starts Apr 11, Christine King

Boogie with the Basics, 6 Thursdays, starts April 13, Kristin Masters

Couples Sampler: Conflict Improv, April 15, Rick & Aviva Longinotti

Couples Saturday Workshop, April 29, Rick & Aviva Longinotti

 Summer Retreat  

Quaker Center

Quaker Center


Living from the Heart Retreat and Funfest,  July 14-19

Directions to our meeting space @ Arts Council of Santa Cruz County

1070 River St.
The Tannery Arts Center is on River St. (Highway 9), just north of the intersection with Highway 1.
Heading north on River St., turn into the parking lot past the cow in the photo below. We meet in the Arts Council building next to the parking lot. To enter, walk around to the Conference Room entrance off the plaza.


Meditations for These Times

People who attended our session on Processing the Election and Beyond want to share the following messages and video link:

Do Not Lose Heart, We Were Made for These Times | Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Video: Thich Nhat Hanh with Opray Winfrey


Check out the Free Empathy table on Pacific Ave at Lincoln. Every Sunday from 2-4pm Bar Lowenberg is there to listen and empathize. Click on his photo below to read one person’s impression of Bar’s offering.

Bar Free Empathy