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In-Person Trainings

Sat, Feb 2, 2019 -
Sun, Feb 3, 2019

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Freedom Project: Choosing Compassionate Communication (KC Young, Rusty Thomas) (Freedom Project, 918 S Horton Street, Su)

This workshop will explore the powerful principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a language and consciousness of compassion that is used worldwide to help people transform blame, anger, and criticism into understanding, connection, effective communication, and peaceful resolution of conflict.

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, Feb 7, 2019

1st & 3rd Thursdays Feb 7 - May 16 (8 classes)
NVC Intro for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (Mair Alight) (east Bellevue (Seattle WA area))

Learn and practice the simple, practical, learnable, reliable tools of Nonviolent Communication. Profoundly change your ability to listen with curiosity (instead of blame and criticism) and speak with compassion for the other person while remaining true to yourself. Learn how to receive criticism without loss of self-esteem. We are safeguarding this class at the highest level we can by having it in my chemical-free, shoeless, smokeless, animal-free home and asking all attendees to agree to forego wearing any scented products.

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Communication Booster Series: Taking Things Personally (Erin Merrihew) (The Cloud Room (Capitol Hill))

Taking things personally is the worst. It feels awful, saps our energy and sours our relationships, yet despite our best efforts we just can't let it go. How do we catch ourselves in the act of taking something personally, stop the cycle and pivot into a healthier response?

Thu, Mar 14, 2019

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Communication Booster Series: Conflict Resilience (Erin Merrihew) (The Cloud Room (Capitol Hill))

Conflict is inevitable in relationships, but drama and disconnection aren't. The better you get at facing conflict in constructive ways, the more wellbeing, effectiveness and happiness you'll experience at work and beyond. Come learn tools to engage in conflict in more skillful, compassionate ways.

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.

Virtual/Remote Trainings

Tue, Feb 5, 2019

Ongoing "Drop-In" Tuesdays Feb 5 thru May 28 7-8amPT
Community Structured Calls with Silences & Sharing (Mair Alight) (Teleconference (Call in by phone))

The purpose of these calls? Practicing the three modes of Nonviolent Communication in a compassionate community with silence (self-connection), sharing (self expression) and listening to each person (empathy). During the hour there are no clarifying questions, vocal empathy guesses, reflections or mirroring. No cross-talk. No verbal empathy. Each person's line is muted when not speaking. Convener Mair Alight calls on each person in rotation, "handing them a mic". Each person is asked to time their own share for 2 minutes (or request that Mair time you). Needs attended to with this strategy: cooperation, support, empathy, connection, self-responsibility...and probably a whole lot more! :-) There is no check-in. We start exactly on the hour with our first 4 minutes of silence. The silence is for the purpose of self-empathy. If you come to the call and hear music, it means we have not yet started the silence. If you come to the call and hear silence, it means we are in the self-empathy silence. Time for 4 minutes, and if you then continue to only hear silence, you may not actually be on the call. You could hang up and try calling in again.

Thu, Feb 7, 2019

12 - 1pm PST
Free Webinar: 3 simple practices to work faster and more effectively with your team (without compromising on Nonviolent Communication) (Amanda Blaine) (Online via phone, tablet, or computer)

Do all NVC Collaborations need to move really slowly to be effective? Join me to learn 3 immediately applicable practices that can help your NVC collaborations take off.

Thu, Feb 14, 2019

2nd & 4th Thursdays Feb 14 - May 23 (8 calls)
NVC Introduction Phone Conference 8 Class Series (Mair Alight) (Teleconference (Call in by phone))

Learn and practice the simple, practical, learnable, reliable tools of Nonviolent Communication. Profoundly change your ability to listen with curiosity (instead of blame and criticism) and speak with compassion for others while remaining true to yourself. Learn how to receive criticism without loss of self-esteem.

Notes

  • In-Person Trainings involve meeting together, but without overnight accommodations, even if the event spans multiple days. 
    Residential Intensives include overnight accommodations. 
    Virtual/Remote Trainings are over the internet (possibly with video) or by phone.

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