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In-Person Trainings

Sun, Dec 4, 2016

10:45 AM - 5:30 PM
PRACTICES FOR SUPPORTIVE LISTENING (Bob Wentworth) (Vashon (20-min ferry from W. Seattle))

I am excited to be offering a workshop on how to listen to one another in ways that are deeply supportive. This workshop is both for those new to NVC and those with a great deal of experience. I feel excited about this topic for a number of reasons...

Tue, Dec 6, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Taste of Nonviolent Communication (Bob Wentworth) (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.

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

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

How can you set a boundary in an empowered yet caring way? Is it possible to stand your ground around what you want (or don’t want), and still remain open-hearted? Join us for an evening workshop, where we will discuss these questions while exploring the art of boundary setting!

Sun, Dec 11, 2016

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

How would your holiday season change this year if the conflicts you experienced were generative, rather than destructive? If you could process your annoyance and irritation without isolating or blaming? If you could access compassion and empowerment, even when faced with challenging words or actions? Come join us for an afternoon of exploration around the Basics of Compassionate Communication!

Sat, Dec 17, 2016

10:45 AM - 5:30 PM
ROLE PLAYS FOR HEALING & RECONCILIATION (Bob Wentworth) (Vashon (20-min ferry from W. Seattle))

We'll spend the day learning about and doing role plays that can support us in coming to peace with and better understanding people with whom we've experienced unresolved pain or disconnection.

Mon, Jan 9, 2017

Sessions 1-6pm on January 9, February 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, and June 5

Are you deeply committed to personal growth and social change? Do you see NVC as an essential tool for both? Join this intimate learning group for a 6-month intensive program that will help you strengthen your NVC skills, embody a paradigm of nonviolence, and step into greater leadership in your community and life!

Tue, Jan 10, 2017

Tuesdays 7-9pm, January 10 - March 7 (SKIP January 31)

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, 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 in this supportive community class for 8 weeks of hands-on learning around Compassionate Communication!

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM

A complete introduction to Nonviolent Communication. Join us if you would like some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, reducing criticism, defensiveness, blame, shame, misunderstanding and violence, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 -
Sat, Jan 28, 2017

Thur 1/26 7-9:30pm, Fri 1/27 10am-6pm, and Sat 1/28 10am-4pm
THE BLAME-FREE STATE (2-DAY INTENSIVE) (Francois Beausoleil) (Seattle)

When you play the "blame game” there are only losers. Nobody wins, not really. But when you learn to dissolve blame, you change the game. Everyone wins. Join us for 2 days in a supportive community to explore how we can liberate ourselves from blame and find greater freedom, positivity and flow in our relationships and lives!

Sat, Jan 28, 2017 -
Sun, Jan 29, 2017

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Embodying Nonviolent Communication (David Weinstock) (Bainbridge Island, Wa.)

Personal Practices for Deepening Relationships At the heart of this weekend workshop are skills for listening better through tough conversations, finding common ground and empowering every voice to speak their own truth. Somatic Consensus’ body awareness and intuitive guidance integrated with Nonviolent Communication’s brilliant linguistic skills bring focus and intention to transform self-limiting beliefs, habits, and reactions into resources for healing and connection.

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.

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.

Virtual/Remote Trainings

Mon, Dec 5, 2016

9:00 - 10:30AM PST
FREE How to Change The Way You Run Your Org So Your Team Can Be More Effective, Make a Bigger Difference in The World, and Possibly Even Have More Fun (Amanda Blaine) (Video or Tele Class)

Are you a leader in your organization, and find that despite your authority, your team can't seem to get the work done? Your awareness and capacity have outgrown the old “operating systems”of your organizations and groups. Join me in this 90 minute free video/teleclass for practical, immediately usable tools to help you do your work more effectively.

Thu, Dec 8, 2016

Dec 8-15-22 2pm-3pm PT
Deepening into the Spiritual Empathy of Self Love (Mair Alight) (your phone, webphone, computer,skype)

The roots of empathy are deep within each of us. The practice of connecting empathically with ourselves is key to translating and transmuting judgments, criticism and blame; experiencing increasing awakening of self love and acceptance. When we can hear clearly and translate our inner jackal voices so that we understand what is really important to us, we can experience relief and release from the beliefs that the jackal voices are "right". We can love ourselves more dearly and fully than ever we have. As we do so we experience increasing compassion for ourselves and ability to listen to others with empathy for what is up for them. We'll answer this question: How do we practically apply this loving awareness so that we move through life with increasing ease and harmony? Mair brings her experience with NVC, Ho’Oponopono, Spiritual Mind Treatment, Course in Miracles, Psychic Arts, Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction perspectives so we can learn and practice together the Spiritual Empathy of Self Love, grounding into the foundation of tender love and compassion for all we are, and all we are not. On each call we’ll practice with our Inner Speaker (Critic/Jackal) and our Inner Listener (Inner Parts/Selves) to experience tenderness and comforting for our whole selves. We’ll practice a different exercise each week on the call, followed by suggestion to practice the exercise during the week. The homework practice is self-directed and self-regulated. Do as seldom or frequently as you determine, and modify for your own preferences. :-) Call Structure 10 mins Check in (feelings in the moment) 10 mins Learning from the exercise practiced during the week.) 10 mins Exercise Demonstration 10 mins Exercise 10 mins Harvesting experiences and insights from exercise 10 mins Checkout with Takeaways "Inspiration without application is haullucination" - Ernest Holmes


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