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Trainings: Headlines


Trainings: Summaries

In-Person Trainings

Wed, Sep 20, 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.

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Workshop Space Greenwood No Seattle)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. There will be exercises to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Self Care: An NVC experience for women, by women (Pam Orbach, A co creation with Kristen Jawad, a specialist in massage, body health and selfcare) (The Workshop Space in Greenwood Seattle)

"re-examine all you have been told in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your own soul; and your very flesh shall be a great poem, and have the richest fluency, not only in its words, but in the silent lines of its lips and face, and between the lashes of your eyes, and in every motion and joint of your body.” Whitman Practices for deeper self understanding and caring for your whole well being. A needs assessment around selfceare, and an offering of strategies that support meeting those needs. An evening of physical delights & soul nurturing

Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Mondays 7-9pm on 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 11/6, 11/13 & 11/20.
8-WEEK SERIES: ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)

How would your life improve if you could stay openhearted through conflict? If you could process difficult feelings without isolating or shaming yourself? If you could meet yourself and others with dignity and compassion instead of judgment and blame? JOIN US for 8 sessions of hands-on learning in compassionate, effective communication!

Wed, Oct 4, 2017

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (Kathleen Macferran) (Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane)

Explore some key principles for engaging in conversations that can change the world. This interactive introduction will look at discovering common ground, listening in ways that create shared understanding, and speaking with authenticity and self-responsibility.

Sat, Oct 7, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Bridging the Divide: Conversations that Change our World (Kathleen Macferran) (Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane)

Feeling frustrated with politics or conflicts at work or home? Would you rather be connected than divided? Interactive Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Workshop will address: • Getting past stuck with hot button topics. • Sticking with discussions when it is hard. • Connecting with people who have different points of view • Listening as a key component of social change; • Understanding and transforming habits that block authentic connection; • Building skills to engage with and transform conflict; • Establish personal practices to integrate skills from this workshop into one’s life.

Sat, Oct 14, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Workshop Space Greenwood No Seattle)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. There will be time to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Wed, Oct 18, 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.

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Fri 10/20/2017 7pm-9:30pm, Sat. 10/21/2017 9am-6pm
Visual Facilitation Training for trainers & facilitators (Pam Orbach, I am excited to Host Mireille van Bremen) (The Workshop space (Greenwood) Seattle)

VISUAL FACILITATION: I am delighted to host Mireille. For those of you who attended the Shameless Blameless State workshop last November , you already experienced the magic of Mirelle's visual facilitation. She knows how to make trainings come alive through visual facilitation. This workshop will give you the tools . This will captivate and enhance the learning for your clients or your team. We are fortunate Mirelle will share her skills and tools with all of us who attend. More details when you click to register

Thu, Oct 26, 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, Nov 7, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Intro to Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Join us for a fun and interactive introduction to Nonviolent Communication, drawing on the recent findings of Interpersonal Neurobiology - the science of how humans thrive in relationship.

Sat, Nov 11, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Looking for South Seattle location)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. I have enjoyed immensely creating a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. There will be time to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! There’ll be drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them. Optional sharing....

Wed, Nov 15, 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, Dec 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Seattle Area - TBD)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. There will be time to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

At a time convenient for you, by arrangement.
Request a "Medicine for Hate" Conversation Workshop (Pam Orbach) (your space in your community)

Consider hosting a 2 hour Medicine for Hate workshop in your living room, church, school, or conference room. Any size group. This is an interactive exploratory conversation that taps into our own experiences to find wisdom and understanding about hate. It offers an opportunity to engage differently with ourselves and others when we are at a loss, or when we find ourselves disconnecting from others as a result of hate speech, or acts of hate. Leaning into hate in order to heal, and open to others can offer empowerment. More details provided below.

Wed, Dec 13, 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.

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

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.

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

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

Sun, Oct 1, 2017

October 1-8-15-22-29 7:30pm-8:30pm PT
Dynamic Art of Empathy Skills (Practicing Tools, Not Learning Rules) (Mair Alight) (Your Phone)

It's back to school and into the holidays! Practicing new tools can support you in deeper enjoyment and a quality of connection within yourself and with others around you that can bring you more ease, self awareness and satisfaction. Do you want to experience mentored empathy with someone who specializes in empathic presence and guidance in practicing key skills in the art of empathy...with nurturing care and the level of challenge you choose? Do you want to receive the supportive feedback that invites you to learn and grow, and to offer that supportive feedback to others at their request? Do you want to invest your time in practicing communication tools with tips for real-life applications? If you are liking this approach, I invite you to join us.

Wed, Oct 11, 2017

4 - 6 PM PST for 6 weeks
6 week ONLINE COURSE: The Revolution Needs Better Collaboration: A Facilitation Course for Change Agents (Amanda Blaine) (Online via computer, tablet, or phone)

Have you ever seen great ideas squelched by the deadening vacuum of a stuck group process or meeting? Or where the momentum of a brainstorm comes to a screeching halt after someone utters a sexist or racist comment? If you've ever wondered why a group of lively humans would suddenly lose their energy and leave a brainstorm gathering you've facilitated feeling frustrated or dejected, this course is for you.

Notes

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