Listen Up!


February 21-23, 2003




Create powerful results in your relationships, career, and spiritual life


ü       Obtain practical skills necessary for more meaningful relationships

ü       Learn how to overcome roadblocks to effective communication

ü       Use empathic listening

ü       Study problem solving strategies

ü       Feel empowered to take responsibility, and make/ keep commitments

ü       Gain insights into your personality and the way you run your life


Course Summary/ Description

·  The course teaches techniques to help participants make appropriate behavioral changes through more effective communication.

·  You will acquire listening tools as a basis for modules including interpersonal skills, conflict resolution, commitment, teamwork, and assertiveness.

·  Through participatory activities you will ex­amine underlying assumptions on which you live your life. This will facilitate a shift in your ability to relate to yourself and others. You can then fully engage your potential and create results in career, spirituality, relationships, and all areas of human endeavor.

·  You will explore the effect of your interpersonal style and refine your communication and relationship skills.

·  This is a concentrated, powerful communication training, culminating in self-realization and satisfying relationships. This self-understanding will improve your communication at work, with family, and in all interactions.


Seminar Hours

Friday, Feb. 21, 4:15 p.m. (Registration).
Course 5 p.m.-9 p.m. with a break

Saturday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m.– 9 p.m. (approx.)

Sunday, Feb. 23, 9 a.m.– 8 p.m. (approx.)

There will be two breaks and a one and a half hour lunch break on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday and Sunday prasadam lunch as well as snack on Friday evening will be provided as part of the seminar.



Holiday Inn- University Center

Gainesville, Florida, corner of 13th St. and University Ave.

Facilitator’s Profile


Dhira Govinda dasa (Dr. David Wolf) holds a Ph.D. in Social Work, and his doctoral dissertation is entitled Effects of the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra on Stress, Depression, and the Three Gunas. His writings include a book entitled Krsna, Israel, and the Druze- An Interreligious Odyssey, and several publications on Vedic social and mental health science in leading journals in the fields of psychology and social work.


Over 20 years presenting workshops and seminars on empathic listening, effective communication and accountability throughout the United States and internationally, in Vaisnava communities and in society at large.


Dynamic and effective communicator who utilizes extensive audience participation and experiential exercises to enhance learning and retention of information.




Your thorough and personal approach in presenting the course, and your expertise as a teacher, added greatly to my learning experience. You constantly demonstrated the empathic mood and the proper application of the skills, both in role-playing and in dealing with us personally. Had your personal example not been so good, the course would not have had the same impact on me.

Duhsala dasi


I very much enjoyed this course. I feel that the skills I have learned will help me to be a better husband, father, friend, and above all, a better devotee. Your courses will help make a more harmonious situation for pursuing our Krsna consciousness.                                                                         Krsnadas Kaviraj dasa


I feel that the listening and counseling skills presented, as well as the personal transformation tools, are essential for anyone acting in a pastoral role, guiding other devotees and caring for their spiritual life. Such skills should be considered the sine qua non for any congregational director.           

Kaunteya dasa—Editor, Congregational Preaching Journal


A life-changing experience! I really enjoyed the entire course, and have never gone so deep before. Many areas that had been unexplored were opened, and I got some new perspectives to consider. I loved it!

Krsna Candra dasi--Vaisnava youth and college student


It entered like a needle and came out like a plough! I felt greatly guided in an instructive, enlivening, challenging learning experience. This is the first time someone has taught me how to pull the weeds off my heart in such a clear, systematic, practical, and simple way.                   Jaya Govinda dasa—Brahmacari


I found that the course was a very valuable experience. I feel I benefited greatly. Communication with my children has already improved dramatically. My limited perspective has also become apparent as well as the means to broaden it. Improvement suggestions- the course should have happened 20 years ago.

 Partha dasa—Picture Framer


Seminar Guarantee

If after attending the full seminar you are not satisfied, you can notify Satvatove within 24 hours of the end of the seminar and request a refund of the entire tuition.


CEUs Awarded

For this course nurses receive 21 CEU (State of Florida provider #FBN 3483), massage therapists receive 20 CEU (provider #MCE-417-03). This program has been submitted to the Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling for approval.




Tuition includes: Approximately 22–hour course, course material, lunch and snacks.

Regular tuition: $195

Super saver registration: $175, when you register a month in advance

Group and student discounts: Call to inquire

Refund Policy: Full refund until February 1, 2003


On line:

Phone: 352-538-7191 or 386-418-0882

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PO box 1694

Alachua, Florida 32616