We would love to hear from leaders and participants about your experience and get your feedback about the guides.

To maximize the potential and benefit of this book in your life, it is important to experience the principles and practices of the book. We have developed a 6-meeting Book Practice Facilitation Guide for an experiential book study series to practice and study tools and principles presented in the first three sections of the book, Relationships That Work, Second Edition, by David B. Wolf, PhD. Provided to the Discussion Leader is a detailed guide that suggests readings, guidelines and activities during and between in-person meetings.

The aim of the series is to provide a structured process for reading and experiencing the book in a small group setting with a discussion leader who does not necessarily have any facilitation experience.  Participants will experience, first-hand, some of the processes of self-discovery through transformative communication using tools that create empathic and responsible dialogue while being in the service of the personal development of others, while practicing with participants in the group.

This is different than most “book clubs” as it involves personal sharing and experiencing transformation in a group setting where trust gets built over time. Thus, it is important for people to commit to attending all meetings and completing assigned activities, and it is helpful to have an even number of participants to assign partners for between-meeting exchanges.


    What Discussion Group Leaders and Participants Say

    Kathleen took us on a wonderful journey

    April 28, 2021

    Kathleen took us on a wonderful journey guiding us through David Wolfs book-Relationships that work. Having already studied with David, I received a deeper understanding of the principles and practices of conscious living. Explanation was clear. Kathleen held a space where I felt safe. I was able to create a deep connection with myself and the members of the group. I was able to observe habitual ways of being that no longer serve me. I experienced transformation and growth Between meeting we met up for partner exchange which gave us opportunity to practice sharing, empathic and reflective listening. I feel much gratitude to Kathleen and would thoroughly recommend this book practice group to anyone looking to improve their communication skills and live a more fulfilling conscious life.

    Catherine Tester

    This was an amazing growth experience!

    April 26, 2021

    This was an amazing growth experience! The partner exchanges and exercises have changed how I listen and interact in the world. Highly recommend this to any seeker of truth.


    I experienced so much transformation

    April 24, 2021

    I just completed the Sattvic Living 9-week course with Kathleen. I wanted to take one of her courses for the past years and I finally did! I am not the same person I was before, I experienced so much transformation. I love studying under Kathleen’s guidance!


    I absolutely loved our group

    April 18, 2021

    I absolutely loved our group which was led by Kathleen McKee, it was a small intimate group in which all participants were showing up as vulnerable and authentic, this is important for group discussions. I really enjoyed our lessons together and this has been a great foundational course into Satvatove and a taster for further study. If you were considering doing the course just for your own self-development, then it is a great study. I promise you will receive so much from the course, well as much as you bring to it 🙂

    I had tried to read the book previously, by myself, and I didn’t really understand it. It was only by reading in smaller chunks and having an assigned partner share did the concepts really come alive for me. Highly, highly recommended!

    Alifya Bharmal

    Fantastic experience

    March 16, 2020

    Fantastic experience with Kathleen leading the discussions and exercises. The material in the book is valuable but difficult to put into practice. Meeting each week as a group and in a dyad to practice reflective listening and all of the strategies described was invaluable. I read the book before and didn’t implement any of the wisdom, but now I am and am doing so confidently! Thanks Kathleen

    Gary Peter

    really helped me to dig deeper into my subconscious

    November 12, 2017

    The book study series I participated in called “Tending Our Hearts Garden” was exactly what I needed during a time when I was often feeling depressed. The writing exercises, along with the guidance of our facilitator Kathleen, really helped me to dig deeper into my subconscious and realize many of my limiting beliefs and blockages. In addition, practicing empathic listening with each other was very helpful in deepening my understanding of the practice. I’m so grateful for everything this experience had contributed to my life.

    Pritha Canuto

    I’m very grateful for the sacred space we created with each other

    November 9, 2017

    I participated in an intimate group called Tending Our Hearts Garden in early 2017 based on the book practice guide provided here. The exercises we completed during our meeting time and in between our meetings were divinely timed. There was a connection between what I was experiencing at that time in my life and the exercises. I’m very grateful for the sacred space we created with each other. It allowed me to be authentic, warm and empathic with myself and others. One of the exercises, I’m still enjoying … journaling every evening the three blessings I experienced during the day. I’m grateful for Dr. David Wolf’s book, these discussion guidelines and for our facilitator, Kathleen.

    Ann Christoffersen

    This was a great group

    December 14, 2016

    This was a great group for creating more intimacy and more awareness of how I block people from sharing themselves. I liked being matched with a partner between meetings to discuss and practice a communication skill. I appreciated the variety of activities during each meeting too.


    Currently “in the thick of it”

    September 11, 2016

    Currently “in the thick of it”… going well! I appreciate the discussion and as much the practice. Also stemming from our meeting I am connecting with other members more outside of the group.

    I understand the Title of these groups in changing from Book Discussion group to Practice group.

    Devon Rigel

    We would love to hear from leaders and participants about your experience and get your feedback about the guides.


    Relationships that Work: The Power of Conscious Living, A Transformative Communication Approach to Self-Realization

    by David B. Wolf