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Trainings: Summaries

In-Person Trainings

Tue, Sep 6, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Free Introduction to Nonviolent Communication (Mair Alight) (Vashon Island AT Co-Housing)

Usually been a small number of people (3-7). Introduction is offered this time by Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist and Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. Mair studied directly with Marshall Rosenberg, founder of Nonviolent Communicaiton (over 1,000 hours)

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

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Northwest Nonviolent Communication Conference and Festival! (Marcia Christen, Kathleen Macferran, David Weinstock, Aimee Ryan, trainer candidates) (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.

Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Tuesdays 12:30-2pm, October 11 - November 29 (skip every third week)
DEEPENING COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION SERIES (6 SESSIONS) (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle)

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

Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Tuesdays 10:00-11:30am, October 18 - December 13
ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION SERIES (8 SESSIONS) (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle)

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.

Virtual/Remote Trainings

Fri, Sep 2, 2016

Sept 2-9-16-23-30 Fridays 11am-noon PT
Viewing Our Past Through the Lense of Compassion with Empathy Specialist Mair Alight (Mair Alight) (webphone or skype)

Tenderness and Care instead of Shame and Blame! I've been reviewing my life for the last while, and I have been doing it with the lense of tender care for myself, rather than the old misery of blame-and-shame. MUCH more satisfying! I've experienced an enormous relief in identifying needs and looking at the strategies I have used in the past to try to meet them. Reviewing which worked and for what Review your life while others are reviewing their lives with the support of Empathy Specialist Mair Alight. "Pain shared is halved; pleasure shared is doubled."

Tue, Sep 6, 2016

Sep 6-13-20-27, add Oct 4-11-18-25, add Nov 1-8-15-22 10am-noon PT
Open Office Hours for Q&A, Role Plays, Challenging Situations and People with Mair Alight. Bring it! (Mair Alight) (skype or webphone)

These calls offer interactive time, not "lecture". I specialize in empathic phone connection; co-creating ease in how we proceed, facilitating flow and offering support. Ask your questions, participate in role plays/real plays, NVC Improv. Bring your challenging situations and difficult conversations. Receive key skills support and empathy...connection and correction as you choose. Call recording links provided sent after each call. You also receive an invitation to our Secret Facebook Group. Note: My "style" of empathic presence is a 'blend' of all the life experience including many other modalities as well as direct learning and practice (over 1,000 hours) with Marshal Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication.

Sun, Sep 11, 2016

Sept 11-18-25, Oct 2-9-16-23-30, Nov 6-13-20-27 7-8pm PT
Key Empathy Skills: Tools, Not Rules with Mair Alight (Mair Alight) (skype or webphone)

This series is for you if you have some experience in Nonviolent Communication and you are eager, enthusiastic, passionate, and/or determined to live and teach Nonviolent Communication. 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. You are so hungry to contribute, and to receive the supportive feedback that invites you to learn and grow, and to offer that supportive feedback to others at their request. Mair offers her coaching, as a current participant describes it, " If you are on the path of certification, or plan to be, these calls with Mair could count towards your training hours.

Mon, Sep 12, 2016

5 Mondays Sept 12-19-26 & Oct 3-10 Calls 6-7pm Pacific TIme
Viewing Our Past Through the Lense of Compassion with Empathy Specialist Mair Alight (Mair Alight) (skype or webphone)

Tenderness and Care instead of Shame and Blame! I've been reviewing my life for the last while, and I have been doing it with the lense of tender care for myself, rather than the old misery of blame-and-shame. MUCH more satisfying! I've experienced an enormous relief in identifying needs and looking at the strategies I have used in the past to try to meet them. Reviewing which worked and for what Review your life while others are reviewing their lives with the support of Empathy Specialist Mair Alight. "Pain shared is halved; pleasure shared is doubled."

Wed, Sep 14, 2016

12 Calls: Sep 14-21-28, Oct 5-12-19-26, Nov 2-9-16-23-30 11am-noon PT
Key Empathy Skills: Tools, Not Rules with Mair Alight (Mair Alight) (skype or webphone)

This series is for you if you have some experience in Nonviolent Communication and you are eager, enthusiastic, passionate, and/or determined to live and teach Nonviolent Communication. 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. You are so hungry to contribute, and to receive the supportive feedback that invites you to learn and grow, and to offer that supportive feedback to others at their request. Mair offers her coaching, as a current participant describes it, " If you are on the path of certification, or plan to be, these calls with Mair could count towards your training hours.

Notes

  • In-Person Trainings involve meeting together, but without overnight accommodations, even if the event spans multiple days. 
    Residential Intensives include overnight accommodations. 
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