Mindful Communication: Embodying Empathy & Awareness; with Nyaniko (Oren J. Sofer) (Tuesdays, Feb.11-Apr.8, Berkeley): Integrating Dharma, Somatics and Nonviolent Communication (NVC), this eight-week class offers practical training and concrete tools to bridge the gap between what we know intellectually and what we are able to actually do in tense moments. Through a combination of mindfulness practices, guided reflections and interactive exercises, participants will develop a stronger sense of presence, greater access to compassion and more versatile, clearer communication. Appropriate for both experienced and newer students, therapists and other helping professionals. * CEUs Available. Read more and register.