Connection Practice


Jenny is also certified to train and coach clients and businesses in using the Connection Practice, which is a skill set that unites your empathy and insight for accelerated personal and professional growth. Increased empathy is achieved by getting more aware of and in touch with the feelings and needs behind an issue (both your own and those of others involved). That helps take the emotional charge off of the situation so you can think more clearly. Insights are received by achieving heart-brain coherence (defined as the alignment of your heart, mind and emotions with a feeling of appreciation) in order to make better decisions so that we can respond to situations in a more peaceful, productive way.

One aspect of the Connection Practice is called Quick Coherence, which can be used nearly anywhere in nearly any situation to help face intense situations with a level head. Once you have been trained and practiced it, it can be achieved in about a minute!

Another aspect involves working with a partner or facilitator as an independent perspective as you work out the best decision or response to deal with situations in your life.

Yet another aspect can be used for peaceful conflict resolution between individuals, families or groups. If both sides of a conflict are willing, this can be a beautiful way to resolve conflicts and return to healthy relationships in your professional or personal life (adult to adult, parent to child, child to child).

Here’s a video explaining how these techniques have been successfully implemented in an elementary school in Texas.

These techniques have been particularly successful with helping school children improve test scores as well as behavior. The video at this link explains how it’s been used successfully in an elementary school in Texas. Note: That video was recorded just before they renamed it from BePeace to Connection Practice, but it’s the same skill set, just a name change to be more widely accepted to various segments of the general population. It’s also been used successfully with international leaders at the UN-mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.  

This video explains how the Connection Practice can be successfully applied in a business setting…

RFI – Connexus Master VPlus QuickTime H.264 from Shari Dyer on Vimeo.

For more information on how this can be helpful in businesses and other testimonials, check out the CP Testimonials page on this website.

The Connection Practice techniques incorporate findings from the Institute of Heart Math and Center for Nonviolent Communication.  Each of those organizations have a rich amount of research on the power of the heart and peaceful communication using a variety of refined techniques. For more details on the Connection Practice (also called Be Peace), you can check out

The video below explains more of the science behind the coherence part of this equation, mentioned above…

Check the Calendar for upcoming training details, courses will be added as they are scheduled… or if you would like to schedule a special course to be taught in your organization, contact Jenny at or 321-345-8971 to make those arrangements.

The next local training courses will be…

Connection Practice Foundations Course – Part 1
This course includes the research behind the basic skill set that makes up the Connection Practice (feelings and needs, Quick Coherence Technique) and demonstrations of each as well as interactive practice in small groups! This course is highly recommended for parents or teachers who want to be able to teach their kids better strategies for interacting with others in a non-violent way, as well as adults in general who want to strengthen their own tools for dealing with challenging interactions.

When: Saturday, August 22 from 9am to 5pm

Where: EPIC Renewal Concepts (co-located in Unity of Melbourne facility), 2401 N. Harbor City Blvd., Melbourne, Florida, 32935

Cost: $100 per person. This is a great value for a whole day of interactive training… and educators can get significant discounts, contact us to see how we can make this work for you!! It is a big part of our mission to get these techniques introduced into the local schools to help reduce bullying and improve our children’s confidence and test scores.

*Note: This course offering is for Part 1 of the Foundations Course. Part 2 will likely be scheduled within the next few months so check back for updates.
Space is limited! To Register, contact Jenny at or 321-345-8971

Here’s a longer intro to explain what the Connection Practice is all about. Jenny is available to present this material to your group along with a demonstration of how powerful the Feelings and Needs cards activity is to help deal with a situation that still has someone frustrated or upset.