Mair Alight

(CNVC Certified Trainer)

Mair Alight
  • Creator of PHEW! (Phone Empathy Warmline) a free call for empathic listening 1-844-FOR-EMPA (844-367-3672) 
  • Empathy Artist on www.Patreon.com
  • Certified International Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication
  • participated in the first Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) Leadership Program (2001-2002)
  • Co-founder of the BayNVC San Quentin Prison NVC Teaching Team (now Safer Communities) weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails (2002-2012)
  • October 2nd 24 Hour Global Empathy Call by phone or Skype. 2015 will be the Seventh Annual Call.

  • Co-Author with Carol Chase of "Compassionate Underwear Bear", a children's coloring book

  • Co-Creator with Carol Chase of "Living NVC" DVD

  • Participant in Miki Kashtan's Leveraging Your Impact Program, West Coast

  • Co-Founder with Fred Sly of Willits Compassion Connection in Willits, California

  • Member of Core Organizing Team supporting Marshall's visits for BayNVC
  • Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC (2011-2014)
  • Two Years Contract working weekly with patients and staff at California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation at Vacaville Mental Health Facility
  • Founder of Needs-Based Phone Empathy and Coaching Teleseries

  • Co-Founder with Aya Caspi, Showing Up For Love Teleseries for Parents and Grandparents (2013-2014)

  • Supporting Committed Partners in living daily with Less Stress and More Bliss in person and by phone/skype

  • Founder of Matrix Mentoring with Mair Alight Phone Program

  • Founder of NVC I Am Coaching Teleseries

  • Founding Minister of The I Am Peace Spiritual Center

  • Staff Minister and Teen Youth Advisor for Ukiah, California Center for Spiritual Living

  • Chief Empathy Trainer, Empathy App Trial May/June 2014  (Empathy Connection with Live Empathizers in Real Time via Telephone)

  • Co-Creator of 4 weeks NVC Training in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Co-Organizer, NVC Weekend Festival, August 2015, Vashon Island, Washington

Upcoming Trainings

Sun, Jul 9, 2017

July 9-16-23-30 and August 6-13-20-27
Dynamic Art of Empathy Skills (Tools, Not Rules) (Mair Alight) (phone or video - you choose)

This series is for you if you are eager, enthusiastic, passionate, and/or determined to live and teach Nonviolent Communication. You want to experience mentored empathy with someone who specializes in empathic presence and guidance in practicing key skills in the art of empathy...with nurturing care and the level of challenge you choose. You want to receive the supportive feedback that invites you to learn and grow, and to offer that supportive feedback to others at their request. If you are on the path of certification, or plan to be, these calls with Mair could count towards your training hours.

Tue, Jul 11, 2017

July 11-18-25 and August 1-8-15-22-29 9am-10am PT
Viewing Our Past Through the Lens of Compassion with Empathy Specialist Mair Alight (Mair Alight) (telephone or video - your choice)

Tenderness and Care instead of Shame and Blame! I've been reviewing my life for the last while, and I have been doing it with the lens of tender care for myself, rather than the old misery of blame-and-shame. MUCH more satisfying! I've experienced an enormous relief in identifying needs and looking at the strategies I have used in the past to try to meet them. Review your life while others are reviewing their lives with the support of Empathy Specialist Mair Alight. "Pain shared is halved; pleasure shared is doubled."

Sat, Aug 19, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight, Maya Diaz Diaz) (Seattle - address when registered)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mayari and Mair have enjoyed immensely collaborating to create a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. For example: While on a planning call, we realized that we were both feeling peckish and agreed to pause for dinner and then to return to our call after nourishing ourselves. It worked! We returned to the call refreshed and ready to “rock and roll”. :-) We’ve thought of exercises to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them.

Thu, Aug 31, 2017

Thursdays 6-7:30pm PT Aug 31, Sep 7-14-21-28 Oct 5-12-19
Loving Ourselves Fully 8 Week Video/Call Series #2 (Mair Alight, Maya Diaz Diaz) (Skype/Phone)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitude, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mayari and Mair have enjoyed immensely collaborating to create a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care.

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight, Maya Diaz Diaz) (Seattle - address upon registration)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mayari and Mair have enjoyed immensely collaborating to create a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. For example: While on a planning call, we realized that we were both feeling peckish and agreed to pause for dinner and then to return to our call after nourishing ourselves. It worked! We returned to the call refreshed and ready to “rock and roll”. :-) We’ve thought of exercises to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them.

Practice Groups


VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC and Empathy Practice: Participants co-create our experience. Role plays, empathy dyads, small groups, games, exercises....Check in and check out. We meet indoors  in inclement weather and outside when weather is agreeable for us.
Facilitated by Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist & Certified Trainer/Mediator.    $10-$20/session
Contact Mair Alight: 707-367-3432 or m a i r AT DOMAIN mairalight~com

Occurs Weekly on Mondays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM