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In-Person Trainings

Sat, Oct 1, 2016 -
Sun, Oct 2, 2016

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Northwest Nonviolent Communication Conference and Festival! Co-sponsored -the NVC trainers of NW Compassionate Communication & Strength of Connection (Marcia Christen, TCCP trainers Kathleen Macferran, Aimee Ryan, Gregory Rouillard, Sandra Amiry trainer candidates Mika Maniwa, Janice Eng, Michelle Madgett, Genevieve Keller, Kevin Spangenberg, Ariel Wrye) (West Sound Academy 16751 Creative Dr Ne)

Two days of exploration, training and practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a time proven tool and consciousness for bringing more peace within and more peace to relationships and society. Offerings for all ages.Many offerings and booths to choose from. You can even make requests of what you'd like to see offered. *** This is a nonresidential conference and retreat. We will send information on local camping options along with hotels and air B and B options. Or you can commute. You will be responsible for your meals. Lunch options are available nearby in Poulsbo which is a 5-10 minute drive or bus from the location. We may be able to have food trucks there, yet this is unknown at this time.

Wed, Oct 5, 2016

This class will meet Oct 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th from 7:00-8:30 pm
Compassionate Communication (Cindy Zody) (Cascadia Community College)

This class is designed for those who have some knowledge of NVC and desire a deeper understanding of the Four step process. For those who have known about this remarkable process and have struggled to put it into practice. Come and learn/practice a deeper understanding of each of the four steps of NVC. Identify where you get tripped up and learn how to use this powerful language more effectively.

Thu, Oct 6, 2016

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.

Sat, Oct 8, 2016

12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Intentional Communication (Cindy Zody) (Bellevue College North Campus)

An introduction to Marshall Rosenberg's Non Violent communication practice. We will learn the powerful language of observations,feelings, needs, and requests. Come and discover new and much more effective ways of getting your needs met through clear and compassionte communication!

Sun, Oct 9, 2016

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

Personal Practices for Deepening Relationships~~ Learn physical, emotional, linguistic and energetic practices that transform old habits and reactions into resources for self-healing, relationship building and finding your voice in relationship and out in the world. Body awareness practices integrated with Nonviolent Communication’s brilliant linguistic skills bring focus and intention to walking your talk with power and compassion. "David delivers a sweet blend of play, movement, verbal skills, stories, relationship, and some good fun"

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Tuesdays 12:30-2pm, October 11 - November 29 (skip every third week)

Join us for 6 weeks of experiential learning to deepen our embodiment of nonviolence in our thoughts, speech, and actions!

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

10/11/16 FREE INTRODUCTION 6:30-8:30pm 8 WEEK SERIES: Nov 1-Dec 13, Jan 3
Parenting From Your Heart (Marcia Christen) (Silverwood School, Poulsbo WA)

Come together with other parents to laugh, learn and share together. This 8 week series will help you learn to balance your own needs with the needs of your children along with parenting in accordance with your values.

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am, October 18 - December 13

Change doesn't happen in a vacuum -- working together across our differences is a must if we are going to build the kind of world we want to live in. Join me to learn communication tools to work more effectively with the people and teams you create with every day!

Thu, Nov 10, 2016 -
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

Thur, Nov 10th 7-9:30pm, Fri Nov. 11th 10am-6pm, Sat Nov. 12th 10am-4pm.
THE BLAME-FREE STATE (2-DAY INTENSIVE) (Francois Beausoleil, Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)

Francois Beausoleil, author of “Blame Free State”, will be in Seattle on Nov. 10-12, offering a two-day "Living in the Blame-Free State" Intensive on the processes he has built to explore what you personally can do to reduce the presence of blame in your life – whether it’s blaming others, yourself or the situation.

Tue, Nov 15, 2016

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.

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.


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