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Sun, Dec 3, 2017

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Giving and Receiving for Couples and Pairs (Pam Orbach, Kristen Jawad) (The Workshop space (Greenwood) Seattle)

This is an opportunity for you and your partner to nurture yourselves and explore giving and receiving together. For many of us, we do not know what we need, it is also hard to ask for what we need, and it can be challenging to receive too. We will engage in a needs exploration, and offer some real time experiences, strategies and ideas for nurturance and deepening connection which support self care, and which can become intentional practice.

Tue, Dec 5, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Intro to Compassionate (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, Dec 9, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Restorative Justice, Building restorative community and engaging with conflict restoratively (Pam Orbach, Andrea Brenneke, Attorney and RJ Practitioner) (St Marks Cathedral Capital Hill, Seattle)

Are you seeking - Deeper connection and belonging in your communities, organizations, families, workplaces, schools/universities, activist and faith groups? - Increased capacity to engage from the heart and transform conflict? - Tangible ways to promote racial equity and alternatives to systems of oppression? Are you longing for justice that - Addresses harm and promotes belonging - Meets individual and community needs - Empowers voice and action - Enhances mutual understanding and self-responsibility - Promotes systemic change, equity, and transformation? This is a restorative experience founded on nonviolent communication principles.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

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

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

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Fundamentals of Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication with Interpersonal Neurobiology (Amanda Blaine) (N. Seattle (Greenwood))

Better relationships aren’t random; you can enjoy your relationships more by practicing a set of learnable skills. Join us as we learn simple, fun tools grounded in the growing research about what makes humans thrive.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE Compassionate Communication Workshop (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

What if the holidays were truly a time of peace and joy with those you love? For so many of us, the holidays are a loaded experience: even though we want to celebrate and enjoy this time with our loved ones, the combination of overstuffed calendars, large family gatherings and our own lofty expectations can lead us to fall into patterns of anxiety, conflict and disconnection. Join us for an afternoon of learning new tools from Compassionate Communication to experience more connection and harmony this season!

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
THE ART OF BOUNDARY-SETTING WORKSHOP (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

Boundaries are essential for healthy relationships. Yet as important as they are, setting them is neither simple nor easy! Many of us struggle to be clear within ourselves about the boundaries we want, let alone communicate them gracefully. How do we set boundaries in an empowered yet caring way? How do we stand our ground around what we want (or don’t want) and still remain open-hearted? Join us for an evening workshop to explore the art of boundary-setting!

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.

Sat, Dec 16, 2017

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION AT THE HOLIDAYS (4-Hour Workshop) (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

What if the holidays were truly a time of peace and joy with those you love? For so many of us, the holidays are a loaded experience: even though we want to celebrate and enjoy this time with our loved ones, the combination of overstuffed calendars, large family gatherings and our own lofty expectations can lead us to fall into patterns of anxiety, conflict and disconnection.Join us for an afternoon of exploration around the basics of Compassionate Communication to experience more harmony and connection this season!

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.

Sat, Jan 13, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FROM STUCK TO SHIFT: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION-BASED SYSTEMIC (FAMILY) CONSTELLATIONS (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

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.

Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Mondays 7-9pm on 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19 (SKIP 2/25), 3/5, 3/12 & 3/19
ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION 8-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast 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 around compassionate, effective communication!

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.

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 -
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

SIT NVC -Slovenian International Training in Nonviolent Communication 2018 (Kathleen Macferran) (Ars viva hostel in Podcerkev, Slovenia)

Creating Communities of Care, Respect and Strength 7 day residential retreat for beginners and advanced practitioners of in NVC – Nonviolent Communication 20. – 27. April, 2018 – Slovenia Facilitator and Trainer: Kathleen Macferran, Certified trainer with the CNVC Event organisers and supporting trainers: Javor Škerlj Vogelnik and Dmitriy Kopina, both in the process of certification with the CNVC We would like to welcome you to this special retreat which we designed for people new to Nonviolent Communication as well as for advanced practitioners and trainers in the process of certification, who wish to deepen their already abundant skills and experiences with the Language of Life. You might wish to join this retreat if you are interested in achieving better understanding, cooperation, efficiency or mutual respect in communication and if you want to learn how to resolve conflicts in constructive ways. The process work will be facilitated by Kathleen Macferran who has abundant experience in holding spaces for learners of all levels participating in the same room and everyone getting learning. Participants who are new to NVC will also have additional support from supporting trainers Dmitriy and Javor. Please feel most welcome even if you have no experiences with Nonviolent communication whatsoever. Our group diversity will bring additional aliveness into the focused learning process and invite direct application of the teachings.

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