CBD 2023: Compassionate Communication: The Art and Science of Getting Along with Thom Bond

October 25, 2023 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Between each observation we make and each thought that we think, there is a moment. With training, we can stop, become aware, and transform a moment of conflict into a moment of understanding. 

Grounded in the work of Marshall Rosenberg, Werner Erhardt, and Albert Ellis, Thom will share how we can differentiate between disconnecting habitual thought patterns and those that engender understanding and compassion. This process, known as Nonviolent Communication, Compassionate Communication, or Needs Based Relating, draws on our human inclination to care deeply about each other when we have an acute awareness of one another’s universal human needs.

Thom will expand on the practices discussed in this Keynote at his upcoming workshop session, CBD 2023: Interactive Workshop: The Art and Science of Getting Along: The Experience with Thom BondSummit attendees are welcome to register for one or both of these sessions. 

Thom Bond is a thought leader, author, peace educator and mediation consultant. He is best known as the creator and leader of  The Compassion Course, a comprehensive online training, that has served over 32,000 participants in over 115 countries, in 19 languages.  He brings 38 years of human potential study and training experience to his work as a world-renowned writer, speaker and peace educator. His passion and knowledge of Transformation, Nonviolent Communication and compassionate living, combine to create a practical, understandable, at times humorous, and potentially profound approach for learning and integrating skills that help us experience more compassion and understanding. He is described as concise, inspiring, sincere and optimistic, applying transformational and spiritual perspectives to real-life situations.

Thom is also a founder and the Director of Education for The New York Center for Nonviolent Communication, (a United Nations Civil Society Organization) and the founder and Director of Education for Bushfield Farms (a demonstration farm, educational center, and artist colony, focused on sustainability and social reform).  He is a former member and Advisory Board Member for the Communications Coordination Committee for the United Nations.He has been featured in the New York Times, New York Magazine, Vogue,  Yoga Magazine, and is a regular guest on podcasts throughout the internet.

The Art and Science of Getting Along with Thom Bond is part of the free Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 24- Nov. 2, 2023.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: http://contemplation.stanford.edu/summit. All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2023