Language of Love

an Introduction to Compassionate Communication

We live in an interconnected world. Everything affects everything else, and we are never really alone.

We ARE connected

It’s relationships and relating that give meaning and form to our lives. How often do we get tangled of webs of relating that cause distress, and lead to unhappiness and unmet needs for everyone concerned. Material needs as well as important soul needs, like acceptance, safety, and respect, being heard and understood, intimacy and pleasure, cooperation and flowing with change, having the opportunity to contribute and be appreciated.

We all want to give and receive care & connection

How often do we miss the opportunity to have more of that, and go away with a good story we can be right about instead? How does that work, what’s it really made of, and can it change? How would that affect our quality of life and experience of happiness and peace?

Compassionate Communication is a skill we can learn, a proven science and art we can practice. It’s one of the most important things we can bring to any situation, that will get us a lot more of what we want, and everything we really need. In intimate relationships, business, community, and even with adversaries, it’s a key to transforming pain and breakdowns in relating, and feeling empowered and fulfilled. It also makes it possible for us to build bridges not walls, and be the change we want to see in the world.

This workshop gets us practicing core skills and foundations of Compassionate Communication, which originated with decades of brilliant work by Marshall Rosenberg as Non-Violent Communication, further developed by a number of others. I was first introduced to this work in the 1980’s, and have studied and taught it ever since. I’ve also put it to the test in the fires of breakdown with hundereds of people in couples counseling, restorative justice, and interventions I have led and participated in. This is simply what works. Combined with my unique insights into trauma and triggers, I’m very excited about adding this work back into my repertoire. It’s just as much an essential foundation of Tantra and work on Awakening as it is in every other type of relating. In fact I believe it may be the most important spiritual practice we can learn, much moreso than any dogmas or energetic calistenics, and we will be surprised at how much this accellerates our living experience of what we most deeply long for.

 

In Language of Love we explore:

☸The difference between “old paradigm” and “new paradigm” conflict.
☸The elements of a safe container for compassionate dialogue.
☸ What is Empathy, and how to practice it.
☸ How can we get past our stories to connect with feelings and needs?
☸ Information gathering as essential mental & emotional hygine.
☸ The magic of appreciations.
☸ Creating more of what we DO want.

 

Join us for this deep and lightly held inner work which is a crucial foundation for relationships that meet our needs and keep us feeling happy…

 

Passionate Awakenings Events Schedule (Click to open)
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January Hibernation ~ Ahhhh....

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Jan 16

7-10:30 PM

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Trigger Happy!
Live AND Online

Devanta,
Seattle WA
AND Online

Tue Jan 30

7:00-10:30 PM

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Empowering Mature Masculine Eros
(for ♂ and ♀)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Feb 311:30-5:30 PMRegister Now
Divine Love Poetry Jam!Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Feb 97-10:30 PMRegister Now

Tantric Dating
w/Catherine Auman
& David Imiri

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Thu Feb 15

7-10:30 PM

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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Feb 20

7-10:30 PM

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Language of Love:
Foundations of Compassionate
Communication
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Mar 27-10:30 PMRegister Now

Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Mar 97-10:30 PMRegister Now

Ocean of Devotion
Tantric Kirtan Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat Mar 17

1-10:00 PM

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Tribal Eros ~
Awakened Poyamory
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Tue Mar 207-10:30 PMRegister Now

Trigger Happy!
Live AND Online

Devanta,
Seattle WA
AND Online

Sat Mar 24

7:00-10:30 PM

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Sacred Cacao
Ceremony
w/Paula Kohatsu

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Thu Mar 29

7-10:30 PM

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Erotic Devotion
(Passionate Awakenings Level 1)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Mar 30 - Apr 1Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Fri Apr 13

7-10:30 PM

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Intimate CommunicationDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Apr 207-10:30 PMRegister Now
Self-Sourcing
(Passionate Awakenings Level 2)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Apr 27-29Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Fri May 11

7-10:30 PM

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Tantric Cuddle Yoga SutraDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri May 187-10:30 PMRegister Now
Awakening the Constant Heart
(Passionate Awakenings Level 3)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun May 25-27Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Breath & Touch

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Tue Jun 5

7-10:30 PM

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Empowering Mature Masculine Eros
(for ♂ and ♀)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Sat Jun 1611:30-5:30 PMRegister Now

The Heart of Tantra
Intro & Puja

Devanta,
Seattle WA

Sat Jun 16

7-10:30 PM

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Keys to Freedom
(Passionate Awakenings Level 4)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Jun 29 - Jul 1Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri Jul 67-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing for LoversDevanta,
Seattle WA
Fri-Sun Jul 13-15Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-6
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Intro to Erotic HealingDevanta,
Seattle WA
Wed Jul 187-10:30 PMRegister Now
Erotic Healing Arts
(3 Month Practitioner Certificate Training)
Devanta,
Seattle WA
Opening Intensive
2 Weekends
Jul 27-29, Aug 3-5
Fri 7-10:30,
Sat 10-10, Sun 10-9
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Tantric Awakening Experience Retreat
w/ David Imiri
& Paula Kohatsu

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Dec 28 - Jan 2

6 Days

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Erotic Healing Arts in Brazil
(3 Month Practitioner Certificate Training)

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Opening Intensive Week
Jan 9

6 Days

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TESTIMONIES of past attendees:

“I am amazed at how effective David’s methods are. By gently guiding me through difficult emotions and situations, he helped me achieve a powerful, trusting, and meaningful relationship with my partner as well as with myself. We are super happy with the work David has done with us, both individually and as a couple. I did not know it was even possible to have such a conscious, loving relationship but here we are – and David helped us get there! David, I cannot thank you enough!”
~ Aron S, Avian Zoologist

“I felt safe and seen, and overall the quality of what David shared was high. David comes truly from his heart, things become light around him. David knows how to shift pain to love and acceptance, like no other. A man who knows the heart of women and men who long to turn to love. Your openness and wisdom, your genuine love and interest…Thank you David”
~ Carolina

“I was pleased with the content portion and placing personal responsibility on each individual for her or his own pleasure and Self Awareness. I was also extremely pleased to watch the conflict management skills and Loving quality that David brought to the Sacred circle. David is an excellent facilitator. His calming Presence and open dialogue make it a fun experience and easy to participate freely.”
~ Chad

“Without a doubt David Imiri came into my life and assisted myself as well as my partner through some very crucial transitions. I believe that without his loving presence we would not be where we are today. I believe firmly in coaching as a catalyst for transformation in oneself and one’s relationships. David Imiri is an excellent catalyst. I highly recommend him. Much love.”
~ Tim

“This was an amazing transformational workshop for my personal growth! I’m willing and look forward to discussing what triggers me, what my response is and what might support me for change to create what I do desire! Yes!”
~ Cindy Sanders

David Imiri: David’s work is about awakening and stabilizing authentic Heart presence, with a focus on sacred intimacy. He brings deep and well-honed abilities of holding space, insight & articulation, intuition & gentle challenge, and nurturing care. Having practiced individual and relationship counseling, bodywork, and led groups for 30 years, David has received initiation in several spiritual traditions and been mentored by a number of eclectic trailblazers. Devotional by nature, his special pleasure is in mentoring clients and beloved friends into greater love, authenticity, self-empowerment, and expansive possibility. David aims to do all things in a relaxed spirit of skillful, creative play and adventure.