Erin Merrihew

(CNVC Certified Trainer)

Erin Merrihew

I am a Communication Coach & Facilitator based in Seattle. 

My work offers a rich exploration of how our minds and hearts work that naturally invites a more empowered, joyful way of living! My specialized approach supports clients to become mindful, process their feelings, express themselves authentically, listen deeply to others, align with their unique purpose, and take meaningful action. I weave together concepts from Nonviolent CommunicationEmpathic CoachingNeuro-linguistic Programming, The Clarity Compass, mindfulness meditation, and various personal development models to gently push each of my clients toward their growth edge. 

I am an Independent Trainer through Northwest Compassionate Communication, adventurous world traveler, Spanish speaker, singer-songwriter, nature lover, and life-long learner. I began studying NVC intensively in early 2013, joined the Cultural Catalyst Network later that year, and completed an apprenticeship with CNVC Certified Trainer & Assessor Karl Steyaert in December 2014. I am a graduate of the 2015 Empathic Livelihood Program and 2015 BayNVC Leadership Program, and am honored to be an assistant for the 2016 cohort of the BayNVC Leadership Program. I have a BA in Sociology & Spanish from the University of Washington, and am certified in Permaculture Design

It is truly my pleasure to help you step into your most authentic, vibrant self! 

With gratitude,
Erin

See my website at http://www.erinmerrihew.com/

Upcoming Trainings

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE Compassionate Communication Workshop (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

What if the holidays were truly a time of peace and joy with those you love? For so many of us, the holidays are a loaded experience: even though we want to celebrate and enjoy this time with our loved ones, the combination of overstuffed calendars, large family gatherings and our own lofty expectations can lead us to fall into patterns of anxiety, conflict and disconnection. Join us for an afternoon of learning new tools from Compassionate Communication to experience more connection and harmony this season!

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
THE ART OF BOUNDARY-SETTING WORKSHOP (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

Boundaries are essential for healthy relationships. Yet as important as they are, setting them is neither simple nor easy! Many of us struggle to be clear within ourselves about the boundaries we want, let alone communicate them gracefully. How do we set boundaries in an empowered yet caring way? How do we stand our ground around what we want (or don’t want) and still remain open-hearted? Join us for an evening workshop to explore the art of boundary-setting!

Sat, Dec 16, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION AT THE HOLIDAYS (4-Hour Workshop) (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

What if the holidays were truly a time of peace and joy with those you love? For so many of us, the holidays are a loaded experience: even though we want to celebrate and enjoy this time with our loved ones, the combination of overstuffed calendars, large family gatherings and our own lofty expectations can lead us to fall into patterns of anxiety, conflict and disconnection.Join us for an afternoon of exploration around the basics of Compassionate Communication to experience more harmony and connection this season!

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Mondays 7-9pm on 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 (SKIP 2/25), 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19
ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION 8-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

How would your life improve if you could stay openhearted through conflict? If you could process difficult feelings without isolating or shaming yourself? If you could meet yourself and others with dignity and compassion instead of judgment and blame? Join us for 8 sessions of hands-on learning around compassionate, effective communication!