Role-Playing for Fruitful Conversation (Summer)


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We’ll role play to find better ways to interact with ourselves, friends, lovers, spouses, bosses, colleagues, parents, children and strangers.  We’ll learn how to be at ease, playful, and open our hearts to create loving connections. We’ll explore how to observe without judging, discover what we love and make doable requests. We’ll play theater games to find creative ways of expressing ourselves. To get guidelines for compassionate conversations we’ll read and discuss Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg.

Michael Koran trained people in “Non-Violent Communication” at Newton Community Education, at Tufts University Osher Institute, and in his home.  He has explored with his students “Religions For The World” for over 10 years at The Cambridge Center for Adult Education. He has taught over 100 different classes at adult education centers including: “Love and Friendship,” “Story Telling,” “Guidelines to Extraordinary Writing,” “Poems Inspiring Poetic Lives,” “Blessings From Abraham To All, “The Koran,” “Psychic Skills For A Psychic Life,” “Great Scenes From World Theatre” and “Defeating Self-Defeating Behavior.”  He has self-published Verse to Better: A Poem for Each Day of Our Year and has performed as a stand-up comic: “Relationships are Hard—Especially with Other People.”

At Boston University for ten years, Michael taught imprisoned men and women in a B.A. program.  He taught “Introduction to Philosophy” for 20 years at The University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He has written and performed one-person plays: Prose and Cons: Liberating Stories From Prison, and Inaudible Laughter Forever. He has hosted an award-winning television show: “Getting Out of Prison.” For over 25 years at Cambridge Community Television, he has invited viewers to discover with him, on his show called AHAH, ways to be “A Human Among Humans.”

Start Date: 07/18/23, 7 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Day of Week: Tuesday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Michael Koran
Status: Running/Openings