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In-Person Trainings

Sun, Feb 19, 2017

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
INTRODUCTION TO FOCUSING (Bob Wentworth) (North Seattle (Greenwood))

"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.

Sat, Feb 25, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION BASICS (Karl Steyaert) (North Seattle)

Join us for a lively, heart-connecting day of learning the basics of Nonviolent Communication, including cultivating self-empathy, transforming blame and anger, and practicing empathic listening. Through one-on-one and group practice you'll develop a solid grounding in the basics of this powerful approach to conscious living!

Sat, Feb 25, 2017

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
INNER DIALOG FOR HEALING AND INTEGRATION (Bob Wentworth) (North Seattle (Greenwood))

A lot of the challenges that we face, in relating to life and to ourselves, comes down to inner conflict. In this workshop, we will apply the Nonviolent Communication model to having conversations between different parts of ourselves, to support healing, integration, clarity, and general well-being.

Sun, Feb 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
An Introduction to Conflict Resolution using Nonviolent Communication (Karl Steyaert) (West Seattle)

This hands-on training will introduce practical tools for transforming conflict in any aspect of your life, from family to workplace.

Sun, Feb 26, 2017

1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
FOCUSING CLINIC (Bob Wentworth) (North Seattle (Greenwood))

"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. This workshop will support those with some prior exposure to Focusing in deepening their practice.

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. Seatte)l)

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

Wednesdays March 8-15-22-29 6:30-8PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION INTRODUCTION/REVIEW (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. Seatte))

Learn and practice the fundamentals of compassionate or nonviolent communication.

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.

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.

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 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.

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

  • In-Person Trainings involve meeting together, but without overnight accommodations, even if the event spans multiple days. 
    Residential Intensives include overnight accommodations. 
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