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New Meetup: Compassionate Communication: Using Empathy as a Diagnostic and Treatment Tool

From: Thomas N. Leung, L.Ac., M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5:33 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for New York Area TCM Practitioners Meetup Group!

What: Compassionate Communication: Using Empathy as a Diagnostic and Treatment Tool

When: Tuesday, September 7,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $15.00 per person

Where: Kamwo Herbal Pharmacy
211 Grand St
New York, NY 10013
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Compassionate Communication: Using Empathy as a Diagnostic and Treatment Tool
As medical professionals, we are trained to ask questions; but how well are we trained to hear answers? When your patient doesn?t stop talking, what do you do? What happens when they give you the ?wrong? answer to your question? How do you respond when you feel you?re not being heard? These questions are not uncommon to any interpersonal relationship, let alone the doctor-patient relationship. This September, learn to listen more deeply, further enabling trust and understanding with your patients.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a method of empathy practice developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg in the 1960s, focuses on observation, feelings, needs and requests. Its core teaching is understanding that every human being is working to meet their universal needs and values in any given act or expression. The method is currently employed in over 60 countries, peacefully and powerfully resolving conflict on personal to political levels.

Topics covered (approx. 90 min):
? What is empathy?
? What is the clinical relevance of practicing compassionate communication?
? What is the NVC model?
? How can we apply NVC in our medical practice?

Melissa Dana is a Reiki Master/Teacher, Licensed Acupuncturist (CA, NY) and NCCAOM certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist. She graduated from American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco with a MSTCM. A Chinese major in college, she studied independently at the Kunming Municipal Hospital of TCM and the Yunnan Provincial Hospital of TCM, Kunming, China. In addition to being Director of Communications at Kamwo, she maintains a private practice in NYC, Black Pine Holistic Healing, focused on patient healing and self-discovery. She has been using NVC in her personal and professional life for years with great success; and she looks forward to sharing the good work with you!

All of our Meetups are essentially free! Attendees will be given a coupon of $15.00 toward purchases at Kamwo's Online Store; you must be present in order to redeem coupon.

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