Liv Monroe

(CNVC Certified Trainer)

Liv Monroe

My secret goal in life has always been to bring peace to the world. Secret because I felt embarrassed expressing such a lofty goal. Meanwhile, I pursued my main interests; studying child development and education at University, teaching (which is one of my favorite ways of learning), traveling to better understand families and interpersonal relationships, mothering (my greatest learning experience), volunteering in schools, and mediating through our local Dispute Resolution Center because I wanted to contribute to others well being (don't we all?).

As a mediator wanting to improve my skills I attended a workshop by Marshall Rosenberg in 1998 introducing Nonviolent Communication (NVC), A Language of Compassion. Marshall's radical communication process has become not only the centerpiece of my mediations, but has permeated my whole life.

Currently, my passion is teaching NVC to children in their classrooms and to parents and school staff. I also enjoy sharing the process with groups, organizations, businesses and anyone interested in learning along with me. I offer regular public NVC trainings and practice groups.

This process for "Communicating to Connect" has offered me concrete steps towards my secret goal. The thrilling part is that I can now imagine a possible way for humans working together to achieve world peace, from the inside out, one heart at a time.

Upcoming Trainings

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

6:30- 9:00 pm 5 Mondays, March 12 to April 9, 2018
5 Week Series: Foundations of Nonviolent Communication (Liv Monroe) (Olympia, WA)

Join us to strengthen your NVC fluency and understanding in order to treat yourself and others more in alignment with your heart. NVC is simple to teach and learn and it is very difficult to put into practice because it requires that we change old habits. Besides, it is difficult to transform "furious" to "curious" even when you know it is in your best interest.

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
Communicating to Connect (Liv Monroe) (Olympia, WA)

An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Join us if you would like to learn the basic intentions of NVC and some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, improving relationships, growing personally, and changing society by transforming blame, criticism and violence into mutual understanding and caring.

Tue, May 15, 2018

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

A complete introduction to Nonviolent Communication. Join us if you would like some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, reducing criticism, defensiveness, blame, shame, misunderstanding and violence, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Wed, Jun 6, 2018 -
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Starts with dinner (6pm) Wednesday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
NVC for Flowing Relationships (Liv Monroe, Fred Sly) (Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon)

Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into abilities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends or an intimate partner, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even with yourself.