Non-Violent Communication - Turning Conflict to Connection

Understanding simple yet profound shifts in your communication can turn any conflict into deeper connection.  I marvel at the fact that in our relationships, we have been able to have more love and connection after an argument rather than less. In this workshop we will share how to do so for yourselves!

In this community workshop, Urban Awakening facilitators will share:

1) How to think about conflict in a way that brings about the best possible outcome

2) How to pick up on the deepest needs of the other underneath what they are saying

3) How to stay true to what you are needing without abandoning yourself

4) How to communicate effectively when emotional 

5) How the feminine and masculine have different communication needs when emotional

7:45pm – Enter and enjoy tea!
8pm – **Doors Close** for Meditation
8:30pm – 9pm Talk
9:00-9:30 Group Exercises
9:30pm-10pm Community Dialogue

About the facilitators:

Craig Wenaweser and Gigi Azmy have been teaching Urban Awakening for the past 3.5 years in San Francisco. They are best friends on the Awakening journey and seek to share their passion with the world as an act of love and service. 

Craig Wenaweser is a spiritual teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been studying and practicing various forms of eastern spirituality, western psychology and meditation for over 15 years. Through an integration of meditation, spiritual inquiry and a focus on self-acceptance, self-compassion and self-love, Craig guides students and clients to a direct experience of the peace, joy, balance and wholeness of their true nature. He is co-founder of Urban Awakening, an organization that holds classes and workshops on meditation and awakened living in San Francisco and Oakland and has a private therapy and healing practice in San Francisco.

Gigi Azmy shifts people immediately from their personal blocks. She is a powerful transformative mentor, whose gift is light speed unlocking the next stage of growth in an individual by helping them access the truth latent within themselves. Gigi is the co-founder of Urban Awakening and the director of Awakened Living Academy. She has a Conscious Relationship 8 week *virtual* course starting October 20th, where she takes a small group of 10 people on a transformative journey to learn how to be “The One” for themselves to naturally attract their dream relationship. This class has sold out, but you can apply to be a part of the next round.  Learn more at