Thriving in Relationships — Five Tools for Success 2024


A five-week online workshop for learning and honing skills for strengthening and repairing relationships of all types.


Relationships can be the most rewarding and most challenging aspects of our lives. Join us as we learn five key tools for improving all of our relationships, including with friends, family, co-workers, community members, and even ourselves.

We’ll learn how to use appreciation to experience gratitude and aliveness, use honest expression to express needs in a way that’s easier for someone to hear, use needs-based negotiation to find strategies for meeting a group of people’s needs, and use relationship repair when a bump causes a disconnection.

These tools are based on the work of Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). If you are new to NVC, this workshop introduces key NVC concepts through practical application. If you are experienced with NVC, this workshop offers a refresher on NVC concepts and a chance to practice relationship skills in a supportive group environment.

Expect a clear explanation of each tool and why it works, exercises, supportive small group practice, and compassionate answers to your relationship questions.

Additional information

Course schedule

Five two-hour weekly sessions.
Mondays 7-9 pm
January 22, 29;  February 5, 12, 19


Steve Torma