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In-Person Trainings

Sat, Dec 15, 2018

9:45 AM - 3:30 PM
NVC Self Connection Retreat (Cindy Zody) (Eastside)

This workshop/retreat is being offered by request by my past participants. Purpose is for basic NVC practice as it relates to holiday stress.

Sat, Jan 5, 2019

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication Part II (Kathleen Macferran) (Chobo-Ji Zen Practice Center)

This workshop builds on the Introduction to Nonviolent Communication as a Spiritual Practice, Part I held at Chobo-Ji in October, 2018. In that training by Marcia Christen, we covered core aspects of NVC: empathy, feelings, needs, and self-awareness, all for the purpose of building compassionate connection with others. In January’s Part II, we’ll develop these understandings further and introduce more essential skills: deep listening and speaking authentically, as well as making observations and requests. We’ll also explore ways to bring NVC as a spiritual practice into our sangha life as well as into our individual relationships. Finally, we’ll continue to deepen our understanding of interdependence, compassion, and shared power in order to foster a restorative community here at Chobo-Ji. There will be plenty of time for active role playing to build skill with what we’ve learned.

Sat, Jan 5, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE INTRO TO COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOP (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)

Relationships are the fabric of our lives, and how we communicate can literally make or break them. These tools will help us upgrade the way we think, speak, and relate in order to create more joy, satisfaction and authenticity in our relationships and lives.

Sun, Jan 6, 2019

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Nonviolent Communication And The Power of Authentic Dialog (Kathleen Macferran) (Chobo-Ji Zen Practice Center)

This training will take our investigation of Nonviolent Communication as a spiritual practice to yet another level, and builds upon the two introductory workshops held to far. Together, we’ll foster compassionate connection with others, even when communication becomes challenging.

Sun, Jan 6, 2019

12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Embodying Nonviolent Communication Find your voice ~ Speak your truth ~ Walk your talk (David Weinstock) ()

A Somatic Approach for Embodying Nonviolent Communication Personal Practices for Deepening Relationships Our body-wisdom holds keys to a treasure house of intuitive guidance and inspiring communication. Nonviolent Communication teaches us a brilliant language of the heart. Somatic practices help to integrate our words with all that we communicate non-verbally. Living life fully begins with knowing deeply what you care about. This is the organizing principle and inspiration for embodying new skills. To move through lifetimes of embodied personal, familial and cultural patterned living, building new habits must capture your imagination. It must be fun. Each of our sessions engage physical, emotional, linguistic, intellectual and intuitive resources to build our capacity to manage mood and emotion, take skillful, decisive action and relate compassionately.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

In-person sessions 1-5pm on the first Monday of the month, January-June 2019
COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 6-MONTH PROGRAM (Erin Merrihew) (Greenlake/Ravenna)

Are you deeply committed to personal growth and passionate about social justice? Do you see NVC as an essential tool for both? Join this intimate learning group for a 6-month intensive program that will help you strengthen your NVC skills, embody a paradigm of nonviolence, leverage your power to empower the systematically marginalized, and step into greater leadership in your community and life!

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, from January 16 - March 13 (SKIP Feb 13)
ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION 8-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew) (Phinney Ridge)

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 this 8-week series to study and embody the basics of Compassionate Communication in a supportive community of learners!

Sat, Jan 19, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fundamentals of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (N. Seattle (Greenwood))

Do you watch yourself doing the same tired things over and over again in your relationships? Do you have a hunch you could do better, but you can’t quite get yourself to change? Come learn and put into practice a set of accessible tools and skills for more effective communication and better relationships.

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

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

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, reducing criticism and misunderstanding, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Thu, Mar 21, 2019

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

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, reducing criticism and misunderstanding, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

Tue, May 21, 2019

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Communication to Connect (Liv Monroe) (Olympia)

An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). 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 school, work, family, community and in the world.

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