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In-Person Trainings

Sun, Jan 22, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE INTRO TO THE BLAME-FREE STATE (Francois Beausoleil) (Northeast Seattle)

Come meet Francois in-person for this FREE preview of his 2-day intensive workshop (coming up on January 26-28). You'll learn about the costs of blaming ourselves and others, and experience firsthand the power of his research-based process for moving out of blame!

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
COMMUNICATING TO CONNECT (Liv Monroe) (Olympia, WA)

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 7-9pm, Fri 1/27 10am-5pm, 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.

Mon, Jan 30, 2017 -
Tue, Jan 31, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Understanding Attachment Patterns in Facilitation: a 2-day workshop on Interpersonal Neurobiology and NVC with Sarah Peyton (Sarah Peyton) (Bellevue, WA)

Are you tired of trying to juggle so many needs at once when you're facilitating, of trying to balance group needs, individuals' needs and your own needs as the facilitator? Would you like more support and understanding to deal with your own triggers, those unwanted guests that come barging through the soul's door while you're facilitating? Join us to explore how to navigate the relational field between ourselves and our participants.

Wed, Feb 8, 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, Feb 11, 2017

10:45 AM - 5:30 PM
ONE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Bob Wentworth) (Vashon (20-min ferry from W. Seattle))

"Communication" is just the tip of the iceberg of what Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers. Yes, NVC offers ways of communicating that can support addressing challenging situations in more satisfying ways. And beyond that, it offers ways of thinking about things, and orienting our attention, to create more peace, closeness, joy and understanding in our relationships with others and with ourselves, regardless of what sort of situation we find ourselves in.

Sun, Feb 12, 2017

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

"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.

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

10:00 am - 12:00 pm Thurs. from 2/16 - 3/23
6 Week Series: BASICS OF NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seatte))

Learn and practice the fundamentals of compassionate or nonviolent communication.

Thu, Feb 16, 2017

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?

Sat, Feb 18, 2017

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
FROM STUCK TO SHIFT: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION-BASED FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Family constellations help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create in your life. Using the resonant language of Nonviolent Communication, this is a powerfully efficient pathway to orienting toward your purpose in 2017.

Sat, Feb 18, 2017

10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
CAREFUL CONVERSATIONS (Bob Wentworth) (Seattle)

When you know that a conversation is likely to be delicate and prone to misunderstanding, it can be beneficially to use a rather structured approach to conversation. The structure can keep your conversation on track and prevent misunderstandings from growing. This workshop will offer a useful conversational structure, and give participants the opportunity to practice having these sort of conversations.

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) (Seattle)

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) (Seattle)

"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.

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.

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.

Virtual/Remote Trainings

Sat, Feb 4, 2017

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Remembering Marshall Rosenberg, PhD Oct 6,1934-Feb 7,2015 (Mair Alight) (Zoom video/phone, webcam, computer)

This four-hour call in Loving Memory and to Celebrate, Mourn and Share Marshall's impact on the world, his family, friends, students and those who never met or knew him. The call will be recorded.

Mon, Feb 6, 2017

February 6-7-8-9-10-11-12, 2 calls per day at 1pm PT and 6pm PT
Embracing Connection: Learn Into Love Freedom Project Telesummit Fundraiser (Mair Alight, Brie Chang, Fred Sly, Janice Eng, Joanie Fuller, KC Young, Kathy Ducrest, Kristie McLean, Mano da Silva, Meganwind Eoyang, Pam Orbach, Peggy Smith, Raj Gill, Rusty Thomas, Sarah Peyton) (phone, webcam, computer)

What will the calls be like? Alive. Interactive. Inspiring. The presenters will be coming to share with you, not talk at you! We'll have the opportunity to hear ideas and heart wisdom, experiences, stories....and we'll ask the questions on our hearts and join in the community with listening and small group sharing. The technology allows us to speak and listen in small groups with others while remaining on the call.

Fri, Feb 10, 2017

4:00 - 5:00PM PST
FREE TELECLASS: DIFFICULT TIMES, TRANSFORMATIVE CONVERSATIONS (Amanda Blaine) (Online or on the phone)

In these times of political turmoil, do you find yourself in difficult conversations more and more often? Over email, over the phone, in person? Come get live support to show up in integrity in those difficult moments.

Notes

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