Ep164: Transforming Blame and Judgment into Compassionate Conversations with Kathy Ziola

The Laura Jane Layton Show
The Laura Jane Layton Show
Ep164: Transforming Blame and Judgment into Compassionate Conversations with Kathy Ziola

Join Kathy Ziola as she delves into the transformative power of self-compassion and nonviolent communication. Learn how to manage reactivity and triggers with understanding instead of judgment and blame. Dial in and discover the benefits of slowing down and fostering an empathetic inner dialogue to enrich personal and interpersonal relationships!


Key takeaways to listen for 

  • The importance of recognizing and managing our triggers

  • 4-Ears model: How it works and where it applies to

  • Practical communication strategies that prevent misunderstandings

  • Why it’s crucial to understand human needs and emotions in conflicts

  • How to foster compassion and empathy in everyday conversations

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About Kathy Ziola

Kathy Ziola, founder of Communication Works, holds an MA in Agency Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado and a BS from Colorado State University. She was certified in Nonviolent Communication in 2009. She has spent over 40 years in human services, from community mental health to managing a private therapy practice and founding the Loving Relationships Training Center in Denver. Since 2005, Kathy has focused on delivering Compassionate Communication training, coaching, and counseling to diverse audiences.


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