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  • The old formulas for relationships are failing because they do not allow for each of us to be our own person. And our new emphasis on personal growth and individual freedom has left us without a good way to connect with each other.

    We think we cannot be ourselves and maintain close relationships with other people. However, this is not so;
    we simply have not yet learned how.

    Codependency occurs when you sacrifice your need for independence in order to be accepted by another person.

    Conscious Communication is about learning how to be true to ourselves and connect deeply with other people at the same time.

    - Conscious Communication


Conscious Communication Workshops

Weekend workshops
in speaking and listening from the heart
at a beautiful Vermont retreat

You will learn and practice:
• Listening without judgment
• Voicing strong feelings without blame or attack
• Establishing healthy boundaries that enable mutual respect
• How to care for yourself and care about another person

$390 - includes room, meals, and tuition
A typical weekend schedule includes lively presentations followed by demonstrations and facilitated practice sessions.
Workshops are valuable for individuals or couples.
Couples will be offered a private room or cabin
as long as we have one available.

Click here for a short Video Introduction to
Conscious Communication Skills by Miles


Conscious Communication presents a new way of approaching relationships that shows you how to care about other people, while also taking care of yourself.    In this workshop we will explore together the roots of our most common communication habits and learn to evaluate how well these are working.  Experiential exercises will help change the way you think about your relationships. From this new perspective you will learn how to communicate your ideas, feelings, and needs effectively and honestly without attacking or blaming others, and listen to others without judgment or evaluation.

While you will be encouraged to practice the skills in role plays using real scenarios from your life, you will not be pressured to reveal more than you are comfortable with. For everyone's safety, all sessions will be held in confidentiality and we will not delve too deeply into personal issues.

A non-refundable deposit of $195 is required to register
Enrollment limited to 16 people 
Registration deadline: 7 days before retreat

You may send a check to:
Sky Meadow Retreat
63 Winchester Rd.
Greensboro Bend,  VT   05842

Or deposit by credit card via PayPal:

You may also pay in full at this time
We cannot accept credit cards at the retreat
Please bring cash or check to your retreat to pay for the balance

Working Scholarship Program
We now have scholarship funds for a limited number of people to attend any workshop or retreat led by Miles for half-price. Please contact us via e-mail ( if you are interested.  You will still need to send a non-refundable deposit of half of the retreat fee to register.  Instead of paying the balance at your retreat or workshop, you will be asked to help out for a few hours a day during your stay.  Possible jobs include cleaning (kitchen, bathrooms, main room, or entryway), gardening, firewood carrying, or brush piling.  We will not require you to do physical work beyond your capacity, and will schedule your work times so that you do not miss any of your workshop. 
If a retreat does not reach minimum enrollment and we have to cancel, we will either return your deposit in full or you may come as planned for a self-directed solo retreat which will include a private room or cabin, and one hour of private instruction with Miles, for the price of your deposit only. ($195) This type of solo retreat does not include meals. You may bring your own food and use our fully equipped kitchen. You may also transfer your deposit to any future retreat. If you are planning to travel to Sky Meadow by airplane, we recommend that you contact us one month or less before your retreat to be sure that the weekend has enough participants to run.

Conscious Communication Weekend Workshop

Name and Gender (M or F)
Dates of the retreat

Miles Sherts will be teaching this workshop.  He  is a professional mediator and has studied communication skills since 1980 and taught in college classrooms and private trainings since 1990. His teaching emphasizes simple tools that can be put to immediate use in daily relationships.  He explains and demonstrates each skill and offers experiential exercises for people to practice the skill with direct guidance and support within the workshop. 

Click on cover image to purchase the book

Read reviews here

Click here for a short
Video Introduction to
Conscious Communication Skills by Miles


Buy the E-Book
(MOBI & EPUB) for $9.00

Important Detail!
Once your e-book purchase is complete, click on the link to Return to the Sky Meadow Web-Site
this will take you to the link to download the e-book


Interviews with Miles:

Miles Sherts on
Conscious Communication -
The Brilliance Within
June 30, 2014


Transcript of the June 30 interview above

7/16/2010 Blog Talk radio
with Beverly D. Flaxington

Download: mp3 | wma

11/09 Spirit in Action
89.3 FM WPFW
Download: mp3


WGDR Radio Interview
Download mp3