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In-Person Trainings

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 -
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

Friday 1 PM- 8 PM; Sat/Sun 11 AM-6 PM
Life Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within (Kathleen Macferran, Mary Mackenzie) (Dayaalu Center)

Life =Change How Is Change Affecting Your LifeRight Now? Career Change ~ Empty Nest ~ Divorce Moving ~ Health Issues ~ Death ~ Dating Menopause ~ Children ~ Elderly Parents Global Events ~ Personal Development DURING THIS nurturing, experiential three-day workshop, you will be challenged to step toward and embrace the life you want! Whether you have changed inside, but the rest of your life has not... or your life has turned upside down and you don’t know which way is up... or you simply see change on the horizon and want to be ready, this workshop will invite you to explore how to find peace amid the chaos

Mon, Feb 26, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY WORKSHOP (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

The phenomenon of taking things personally is pretty much universal: we all experience it. And, it’s involuntary! We don’t choose to take something personally—it just happens. How do we catch ourselves in the act of taking something personally, and pivot into a healthier response? How do we break the trance of reactivity, and do something intentional instead?

Sat, Mar 3, 2018

10 Meetings will happen monthly over a year (4 seasons)
“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”--- Ger (Pam Orbach, Marisa Hendron) (Greenwood Seattle)

Do you dream of creating a garden and growing your own food? Are you a seasoned gardener who would enjoy consciously grounding NVC practice in what you already do in your yard. If you had a yes to either of these questions, this exciting co creation opportunity is for you.

Sat, Mar 3, 2018 -
Sun, Mar 4, 2018

Saturday March 3, 2018 10:00AM - 4:00PM, Sunday March 4, 2018 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Powerful, Responsive Facilitation - for Freedom Project Volunteers (KC Young, Kristina Katayama and Yarrow Durbin) (North Seattle)

Get a behind the scenes look with Yarrow Durbin & Kristina Katayama at what separates great facilitation from just another class. Learn both the mindset and skillset to creatively engage participants in a dynamic and meaningful learning experience. Learn to dance skillfully with the complexities of meeting a wide range of learner needs. Leave with templates and tools for designing and facilitating powerful learning experiences.

Tue, Mar 6, 2018

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
THE ART OF BOUNDARY-SETTING WORKSHOP (Erin Merrihew) (Northeast Seattle)

Boundaries are essential for healthy relationships. They build trust, strengthen compassion and keep resentment at bay. Yet as important as boundaries may be, setting them is neither simple nor easy! How do we set boundaries in an empowered yet caring way? How do we stand our ground around what we want (or don’t want) and still remain open-hearted? Join us for an evening workshop to explore the art of boundary-setting!

Mon, Mar 12, 2018

6:30- 9:00 pm 5 Mondays, March 12 to April 9, 2018
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.

Thu, Mar 22, 2018

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, Apr 7, 2018 -
Sun, Apr 8, 2018

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Embodying Nonviolent Communication (David Weinstock, Judith Weinstock) (Moscow, Idaho)

This weekend workshop offers physical, emotional and linguistic practices to help effectively align what you care about with your words and actions. This is essential for any of us who want to generate sustainable relationships and empower ourselves in bringing positive change. • Develop your empathic listening faculties • Cultivate a centered presence in stressful times; • Make decisions and take actions that align with your values; • Nurture intimate connections and cultivate community

Sat, Apr 7, 2018

4/14/18 same times
From Worry to Wonder 10:30 am - 3:30 pm (Cindy Zody) (343 15th Ave Kirkland 98033)

This is a workshop for those desiring a closer relationship with themselves and others. Are you tired of feeling anxious and/or worry most or all of the time? It's easy to get caught up in these days for sure! In this class we will be practicing Marshall Rosenberg's Non violent Communication as a way of understanding how conflict can be a vehicle to connection. Join me for a whole new outlook and viable tools to take with you for a more "wonderous" life!

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 -
Fri, Apr 27, 2018

SIT NVC -Slovenian International Training in Nonviolent Communication 2018 (Kathleen Macferran) (Ars viva hostel in Podcerkev, Slovenia)

Creating Communities of Care, Respect and Strength 7 day residential retreat for beginners and advanced practitioners of in NVC – Nonviolent Communication 20. – 27. April, 2018 – Slovenia Facilitator and Trainer: Kathleen Macferran, Certified trainer with the CNVC Event organisers and supporting trainers: Javor Škerlj Vogelnik and Dmitriy Kopina, both in the process of certification with the CNVC We would like to welcome you to this special retreat which we designed for people new to Nonviolent Communication as well as for advanced practitioners and trainers in the process of certification, who wish to deepen their already abundant skills and experiences with the Language of Life. You might wish to join this retreat if you are interested in achieving better understanding, cooperation, efficiency or mutual respect in communication and if you want to learn how to resolve conflicts in constructive ways. The process work will be facilitated by Kathleen Macferran who has abundant experience in holding spaces for learners of all levels participating in the same room and everyone getting learning. Participants who are new to NVC will also have additional support from supporting trainers Dmitriy and Javor. Please feel most welcome even if you have no experiences with Nonviolent communication whatsoever. Our group diversity will bring additional aliveness into the focused learning process and invite direct application of the teachings.

Tue, May 15, 2018

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.

Sat, May 19, 2018

10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Cultural Constraints to Courageous Love (Cindy Zody) (343 15th Ave Kirkland 98033)

This workshop is designed for couples wanting greater connection in their relationship. Through increased awareness of our own isolation, and the need for romantic rescue, we begin to access our own courageous love. We will seek to understand some of the stuck patterns we find ourselves in and learn more effective ways of communicating using Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication.


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