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Sat, Mar 4, 2017

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Independent Training Circle (Janice Eng) (North Seattle)

I would like to have a gathering of independent trainers of NVC who already are training in the Puget Sound. This gathering would be to introduce ourselves to each other, connect with others who are sharing NVC, and create community. My hope is to create a regular circle where we can support each others growth, give feedback, create and collaborate, as well as network. My hope is that it would be a leaderful group, where we take turns facilitating, give each other honest feedback, share new skills, and support each others' growth in living NVC consciousness. For more information, please call Janice Eng 206-706-1895 or email at j a n i c e . e n g 2 AT DOMAIN gmail~com

Tue, Mar 7, 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 reliable communication skills that can increase your confidence and competence in relating to others in your life.

Wed, Mar 8, 2017

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
OPENING TO OUR BODY'S WISDOM: INTRODUCTION TO FOCUSING (Bob Wentworth) (Seattle (N. Beacon Hill))

"Focusing" is a powerful mode of self-exploration, which is clinically proven to support personal transformation. Although not NVC, many NVC trainers and practitioners find that Focusing supports their ability to self-connect, be aware of/transform their inner experience, and speak more mindfully.

Wed, Mar 8, 2017

Wednesdays March 8-15-22-29 6:30-8PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION INTRODUCTION 4 Week Series (Mair Alight) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W Seattle))

IN PERSON VASHON ISLAND What: Learn & Practice simple, basic, practical ways of interacting with others to increase understanding, harmony, ease. Tame your inner critics. Speak your truth without sounding like a robot or annoying others. :-) My experience (16+ years) is that we can have fun and enjoy learning together. Who: Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist and Nonviolent Communication Certified Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication Please register in advance as this class may be cancelled if 6 people do not pre-register for the class. Thanks! If you want to take a chance that the class will "go" without pre-registering, you are welcome to come to the first class and pay at the end of the class only if you want to continue.

Thu, Mar 9, 2017

10:00 am - 11:30am Thurs. 3/9 - 4/20 SKIP 4/6
6 Week Series: FUNDAMENTALS OF NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Learn and practice the fundamentals of compassionate or nonviolent communication.

Sat, Mar 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
WALKING THE TALK: INTEGRATING NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

You've learned a little bit of NVC through a book or class, and you're really wishing you could USE it more often! Join us for a fun and lively day of integrating the skills into your daily life.

Sat, Mar 11, 2017

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
ONE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Bob Wentworth) (Seattle)

"Communication" is just the tip of the iceberg of what Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers. Yes, NVC offers ways of communicating that can support addressing challenging situations in more satisfying ways. And beyond that, it offers ways of thinking about things, and orienting our attention, to create more peace, closeness, joy and understanding in our relationships with others and with ourselves, regardless of what sort of situation we find ourselves in.

Fri, Mar 17, 2017

6:30 PM
FREE FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS COMMUNITY EVENING (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Family constellations help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create. Come see what it's like for an evening of warm connection and discovery.

Thu, Mar 23, 2017

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.

Fri, Mar 24, 2017

7:00 PM
FREE FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS COMMUNITY EVENING (Amanda Blaine) (N. Seattle (Greenwood))

Family constellations help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create. Come see what it's like for an evening of warm connection and discovery.

Sat, Mar 25, 2017

1:00 AM - 5:00 PM
PRACTICING THE STEPS OF NVC with the NVC Dance Floors (Bob Wentworth) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

The "NVC Dance Floors" are popular, proven, tool for supporting people in engaging with the components of Nonviolent Communication. By physically moving from place to place, participants can easily relate to the different steps involved. We will use this tool to practice self-empathy, conversations, and possibly other NVC processes such as dealing with anger or shame.

Tue, Apr 4, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (Mair Alight) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W Seattle))

Learn and practice reliable communication skills that can increase your confidence and competence in relating to others in your life. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a powerful tool and awareness practice to help gain power and insight in our relationships. While we usually experience conflict (within ourselves and with others) as something to avoid, NVC helps us use conflict to connect with each other while giving us greater clarity about our deepest values

Tue, Apr 4, 2017

Tuesdays 7-9pm on April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, 23.
8-WEEK SERIES: Essentials of Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle (Wedgwood))

How you communicate can literally make or break a relationship. And if you’ve ever tried to effect meaningful change in your personal life, workplace, or community at large, then you know how hard it is to do it alone. Working together is a must if we are going to build the kind of world we want to live in! Join us for 8 sessions of hands-on learning around compassionate, effective communication.

Thu, Apr 6, 2017

6:30- 9:00 pm 5 Thursdays, April 6 to May 11, 2017
5 Week Series: Foundations of Nonviolent Communication (Liv Monroe) (Olympia, WA)

Join us to strengthen your NVC fluency and understanding in order to treat yourself and others more in alignment with your heart. NVC is simple to teach and learn and it is very difficult to put into practice because it requires that we change old habits. Besides, it is difficult to transform "furious" to "curious" even when you know it is in your best interest.

Sat, Apr 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FROM STUCK TO SHIFT: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION-BASED FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Family constellations help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create. Using the resonant language of Nonviolent Communication, this is a powerfully efficient pathway to manifest what you want.

Wed, Apr 19, 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, Apr 22, 2017

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
BY INVITATION ONLY A Racial Equity Leadership Workshop: What Do We Do Now? (Elana Sabajon, Kiki Roumel, Amanda Blaine) (Pacific Crest School, Ballard, Seattle)

Do you feel eager to act for justice, but are confused and scared, not knowing how to go about it? Do you want to work with others who care toward purging racism? Please join us for a one-day workshop on racial equality. This is an invitation-only event to foster a feeling of trust, honesty and safety. NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Sat, Apr 29, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Healing Trauma through Compassionate Understanding (Cindy Zody) (Cascadia Community College)

Join me for an afternoon of exploration, connection, and healing those parts of us that need our attention and compassion. Using Marshall Rosenberg's Non violent Communication this workshop will focus on how to understand why we seem to keep making the same mistakes and end up in the same unsatisfying situation (job/relationship). And, how to change those negative dynamics.

Fri, May 5, 2017 -
Sun, May 7, 2017

Friday evening through Sunday afternoon
Teen/YA Gathering (, Johnny, Elana, Doug, Gloria) (Vashon,)

THIS COURSE IS BY INVITATION ONLY. NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC If you are an invited participant, please register so we can connect with you with greater ease. If you are inviting a friend, check in with Doug, Johnny or Elana first.

Tue, May 23, 2017

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

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, improving relationships, growing personally, and changing society by transforming blame, criticism and violence into mutual understanding and caring.

Wed, May 24, 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, 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 Non Violent 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.

Residential Intensives

Wed, Jun 7, 2017 -
Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Starts with dinner (6pm) Wednesday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
NVC for Flowing Relationships (Liv Monroe, Fred Sly) (Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon)

Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into abilities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends or intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.

Sat, Jul 29, 2017 -
Fri, Aug 4, 2017

Arrive after 2 pm on the 29th, Leave after noon on the 5th
13th Annual International Vashon Island Family Camp Village (NCC-Family Camp) (Cedar Spring Farm and Training Center)

Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique immersion training/family vacation experience. Join families and staff from around the world on our 26-acre family heritage farm with nearby beach access on beautiful Vashon Island, WA.

Sun, Jul 30, 2017 -
Fri, Aug 4, 2017

4 pm Sunday - 1 pm Friday
Teach for Life! NVC Educator's Institute (Sura Hart, Jean Morrison, Jared Finkelstein, Jennifer Warnick) (Near Portland Oregon)

Now in our 16th year, TEACH FOR LIFE! welcomes educators from around the world into a living laboratory to co-create vibrant, compassionate classrooms and schools.

Notes

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