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Trainings: Summaries

In-Person Trainings

Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Alternate/Additional dates will be 7/22 and 7/29 same time and content
Family Connections (Cindy Zody, Galit Arad-Trutner) (2025 112th Ave N.E. Bellevue 98004)

Join us for this fun and effective workshop utilizing Marshall Rosenberg's practice of Nonviolent Communication. If you find it challenging to connect with your teen/tween, there is hope! In this experiential workshop we will learn/practice effective communication and conflict resolution skills.

Sat, Jul 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fundamentals of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

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

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.

Wed, Sep 6, 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.

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.

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.

Virtual/Remote 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."

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.

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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