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Trainings: Headlines


Trainings: Summaries

In-Person Trainings

Sat, Aug 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Family Connections (Cindy Zody) (343 15th Ave Kirkland 98033)

The teen years can be challenging for both teens and parents with out question! This workshop will help build skills to enable parents and teens to connect with each other moving from the argumentative blame game to understanding and connection.

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

First Sundays of Sept., Oct., and November
Couples Conversations: Practices for Embodying NVC (David Weinstock, Judith Weinstock) (Indianola Wa.)

Join us at our home in the learning of practices that transform old habits and reactions into resources that lead to healing, understanding of unconditional love. Physical, emotional, linguistic and energetic awareness practices of Somatic Consensus integrated with Nonviolent Communication’s bring focus and intention to finding your voice with power and compassion within the bonds of relationships. First Sundays of Sept., Oct. and Dec. from 10:00 to 4:00 Each training session will begin with a delicious brunch prepared by Judith and David

Tue, Sep 5, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Intro to Nonviolent Communication (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Join us for a fun and interactive introduction to Nonviolent Communication, drawing on the recent findings of Interpersonal Neurobiology - the science of how humans thrive in relationship.

Fri, Sep 8, 2017

6:30 PM
There Are No Personal Problems: An Evening of Systemic Constellations with NVC and IPNB (Amanda Blaine) (N. Seattle (Greenwood))

Whether you want to address chronic illness, relationship challenges, or work issues, the tools of systemic (or family) constellations can help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create.

Sat, Sep 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (N. Seattle (Greenwood))

Join me for a grounding in the practice and principles of Nonviolent Communication supported by an understanding of interpersonal neurobiology.

Sun, Sep 10, 2017

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
FREE INTRODUCTION TO COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION (Erin Merrihew) (North 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 a FREE 90-minute introduction to Compassionate Communication!

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

6 consecutive Wednesday evenings 7pm-9pm.Sep13,20,27, Oct 4,11,18
Communicating and connecting with Compassion - A second level course (Pam Orbach) (The Workshop Space Greenwood, Seattle)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, but in looking with new eyes." Marcel Proust. If you have begun the journey of being different, and doing things differently, This is an opportunity to continue beyond the basics and learn in community. This 6 week Wednesday evening Level 2 series is about deepening, expanding and practicing NVC. Join us, we will learn together.

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Seattle Area - To Be Decided)

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. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating 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. There will be 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, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

3:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Self Care: An NVC experience (for women) By request (Pam Orbach, Kristen Jawad) (The Workshop Space in Greenwood Seattle)

You want to be more present to your life, awake and in awe of the gift of life, and experience more joy & pleasure. For thousands of years, gentle body care & creative consciousness practices have served women well. This is a modified repeat of the successful oversubscribed workshop offered last winter.

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Mondays 7-9pm on 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20.
8-WEEK SERIES: ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION (Erin Merrihew) (North 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 in compassionate, effective communication!

Sat, Oct 14, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) ()

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. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating 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. There will be time 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, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Wed, Oct 18, 2017

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.

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Seattle - The Workshop Space, Greenwood)

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. I have enjoyed immensely creating 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. There will be time to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! There’ll be drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them. Optional sharing....

Wed, Nov 15, 2017

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.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Seattle Area - TBD)

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. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating 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. There will be time 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, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

At a time convenient for you, by arrangement.
Request a "Medicine for Hate" Conversation Workshop (Pam Orbach) (your space in your community)

Consider hosting a 2 hour Medicine for Hate workshop in your living room, church, school, or conference room. Any size group. This is an interactive exploratory conversation that taps into our own experiences to find wisdom and understanding about hate. It offers an opportunity to engage differently with ourselves and others when we are at a loss, or when we find ourselves disconnecting from others as a result of hate speech, or acts of hate. Leaning into hate in order to heal, and open to others can offer empowerment. More details provided below.

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

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.

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

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.

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

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.

Residential Intensives

Fri, Sep 8, 2017 -
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Friday 1 PM- Sunday at 4 PM
Life Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within Retreat (Kathleen Macferran, Mary Mackenzie) (Mary and Joseph Retreat Center- LA, CA)

Are you experiencing much change in your life? Thinking about or actually experiencing a change in your relationships, job, or career? Maybe your children have all moved out of your house or have gone to college? Making a change in your spiritual community or thinking about stepping into a new role? Or are you pondering going to college yourself or having children or moving to a new location? I’ve noticed many of my friends and clients (and myself) going through major life transitions over the past ten years. So much so that it sometimes takes my breath away.

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

International Intensive Training - Special Focus: Power, Privilege & the Body (Bob Wentworth, Roxy Manning, Miki Kashtan, Jeyanthy Siva, Sarah Peyton) (San Francisco, CA)

This 9-day intensive residential training offers an immersion in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), for both those new to NVC and those with a depth of NVC experience and practice. In addition to CNVC's standard IIT curriculum, this intensive will include a special focus on the relationship between NVC and the dynamics of power, social rank, systemic marginalization, and trauma; and the ways that understanding our neurobiology can enhance our capacities for connection, healing, and holding ourselves and others with kindness. Attention will be given to care about controversial words, and how we can use language, framing and awareness to help move beyond blame and shame to experience compassion, clear seeing, acknowledgement, and coming together in loving and empowered ways to work towards enjoying a better world together.

Virtual/Remote Trainings

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 (Mair Alight) (Video Call/Phone Call/Skype)

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. I have enjoyed immensely creating 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.

Sun, Sep 3, 2017

September 3-10-17-24 7:30pm-8:30pm PT
Dynamic Art of Empathy Skills (Practicing Tools, Not Learning Rules) (Mair Alight) (Your Phone or Video)

Do 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? Do 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? Do you want to invest your time in practicing communication tools with tips for real-life applications? If you are liking this approach, I invite you to join us. It's back to school and into the holidays! Practicing new tools can support you in deeper enjoyment and a quality of connection within yourself and with others around you that can bring you more ease, self awareness and satisfaction.

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

6 weeks starting mid-September - sign up to stay informed and get a discount!
6 week ONLINE COURSE: The Revolution Needs Better Collaboration: A Facilitation Course for Change Agents (Amanda Blaine) (Online via computer, tablet, or phone)

Bring your group's vision to life by jumpstarting your facilitation skills.

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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