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Wed, Sep 25, 2019

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, from Sept 25 - Nov 20 (SKIP Oct 30)

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, empowering communication!

Thu, Oct 3, 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 basics 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.

Sat, Oct 5, 2019 -
Sun, Oct 6, 2019

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Money and your life, a compassionate exploration (Pam Orbach, Cleona Lira, Financial advisor and NVC practitioner) (Greenwood NW Seattle)

For some time clients and community members have been asking me to create a workshop on money; how to have it flow and engage with it in ways that reflect Compassionate consciousness. Creating a relationship to money that reflects the abundance we experience when we shift into a needs based awareness. If you are curious, please sign up for this weekend workshop. I am excited to invite Cleona Lira,a London based financial adviser who enjoys helping people understand personal finance.Her passion is creating spaces where honest conversations about money can happen, allowing for a more conscious, liberated relationship with money to unfold. She has a background in Psychology, Financial Planning and Nonviolent Communication. She has been supporting and facilitating workshops in Europe, and has agreed to show up here in Seattle and grace us with her offering.

Sat, Oct 5, 2019

10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Effective Communication for Couples (Cindy Zody) (343 15 Ave)

This is a workshop to help couples learn more effective/compassionate ways of interacting with each other. We want to get beyond our habits of criticism and blame to reach connection. Understanding ourselves and our reactivity is key to empathizing with our partner.

Sun, Oct 27, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
HEALING LOST RELATIONSHIPS (Erin Merrihew) (Ravenna/Greenlake)

Losing someone you love is hard. Whether it’s a death, a divorce, a breakup, leaving home, or simply growing apart from somebody, letting go isn’t easy. We cannot avoid heartbreak and loss. But we can learn to process our losses in intentional, sacred, and skillful ways. When we honor our losses fully, we create space for new levels of freedom, love, and hope in our hearts and our lives! Join us for a day of intimate, sacred healing—a rebirth. This is your time to heal and move forward.

Sat, Nov 23, 2019

1:00 AM - 4:30 PM
If you don't ask, the answer is always "no." (Cindy Zody) (343 15 Ave)

Join me for an afternoon of exploration of why making requests can be SO challenging! We will look at the parts of us that resist , and hate to ask anyone for anything. We will practice the different kinds of requests using Marshall Rosenberg's NVC process.


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