Part 2: The Connection Path

Part 1 is a prerequisite to Part 2. See "Offerings" above if you are interested in taking Part 1 as a self-study course or finding a live course.

Connection Practice Webinar Part 2: The Connection Path –
A Step-By- Step Tool for Resolving Difficult Conflicts

logoFor the past 12 years, the Connection Practice courses – Parts 1, 2, and 3 – have been offered as “in-person” courses held at an assortment of venues over a period of two or more consecutive days often requiring the assumption of travel and housing costs. This fall, we are delighted to be able to offer you the same life-changing courses via the Internet so that you may participate from the comfort of your own home.


Rita Marie Johnson"Though I was deeply hesitant at first, I chose to walk the Connection Path over a very painful, unresolved issue with my mother who passed away more than six years ago. Guessing at her feelings and needs really opened my eyes and helped me to see her side - and then I had such a fantastic insight that I now feel nothing but love, peace and forgiveness. What an amazing gift!"
– 67 year old retired office administrator, wife and mother of four


  • 5 interactive lectures of 90 minutes each

    Every Thursday, October 19 through November 16, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:00 pm (PDT)

  • 4 hours partner coaching with a Connection Practice trainer

    – Optional for webinar attendees

    – Required for those who want to become coaches or trainers

    – Encouraged for everyone! The Connection Practice is a new skill: Only through practicing this new skill can you truly make it your own.

    Once you have registered, you will receive an email offering the partner coaching experience. Please respond to that email. Your coach will contact you to set up your video-chat or phone appointments, and you will make your payments directly to your coach. The cost of partner coaching is $99 for 4 hours.

The life-changing benefits of this easy-to- use practice include learning to:

  • Communicate empathically and honestly
  • Access inner resources to meet your needs
  • Observe rather than react
  • Resolve interpersonal conflicts efficiently
  • Identify core needs
  • Walk the Connection Path to resolve complex conflicts

Connection Practice Part 2 (11.5 hours) can melt away pain and enrich your life.  Whether you take it for personal growth or as the first step on the training track towards a career as a Certified Connection Practice Trainer, the benefits can be life-changing. For further details on career opportunities, please visit:

Week 1:  Skillful Empathy Deepens Connection

In this opening session, Rita Marie will introduce the four steps of Nonviolent Communication. Then she will focus on using these steps to deepen the empathy that leads to profound connection with self and others.

Week 2:  Empathy First: Honesty Second

Empathy and honesty are both essential for an alive connection that continues to grow.  Rita Marie will share the how-to of compassionate honesty and will give many real-life examples. She will also demonstrate a live Connection Path.

Week 3:  Empathy Under Fire

Rita Marie will share tips for giving empathy in the most challenging situations.  She will talk about diffusing the energy of a situation quickly while staying connected to yourself.  She will present a live demonstration of the five ways to respond to hard-to-hear messages such as “I’m not going to pay you back.”

Week 4:  Healing Core Needs on the Connection Path

Core needs are those that have been formed out of trauma and, consequently, feel as if they will never be met. Rita Marie will share an example from her life and how she overcame it. Then she will present a live demonstration of a Connection Path on a core need issue.

Week 5:  Celebrating Our Transformational Experiences

Rita Marie will demonstrate using the Connection Path on a celebration.  Then she will invite all participants and coaches to share their transformational experiences in this course so we can celebrate them collectively.

Early bird $99 (until 10/13/17)

Regular $125

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