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In-Person Trainings

Sat, Sep 22, 2018

One Saturday session, then 5 bi-weekly Tuesday Evening sessions ends December 11
Self Care Leadership Project (Pam Orbach, Kristen Jawad) (The Workshop Space - Greenwood Seattle)

"You can't pour from an empty cup." If It seems counterintuitive to spend time nurturing and connecting to yourself, when there is so much need for action out in the world. The question is, "What would it be possible to do, if you felt fully nourished, abundantly resourced and grounded?" Less burnout -More effective actions and empowerment for social change. We are creating a community that will be intentional about self-care in a way that has integrity with our values, and that sustains us for the long haul. If you’re involved in social change or service work in some way, if you feel depleted and you’re interested in developing deepening practices of self-care, we invite you to join us.

Thu, Sep 27, 2018 -
Sun, Sep 30, 2018

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Transformative Possibilities of Authentic Dialog (Kathleen Macferran, Yoram Mosenzon) (Private home near Rainier Beach Link Sta)

With Kathleen Macferran (USA) and Yoram Mosenzon (Israel/Netherlands) Kathleen and Yoram unite forces (and differences!) to offer this unique NVC workshop, from inner work, to interpersonal dialogues, to global transformation. Day 1 & 2: The Art of Dialogue (10AM-5 PM each day) Radical Honesty, Radical Empathy - Leading an authentic dialogue Healing dialogues- having the skills to clear up the mess instead of trying to be perfect The art of details:  The miniature subtlety of being a human, and being humans together Anger guilt, fear, depression and other dear friends: Processes such as: ‘Liberating from guilt’, ‘The beauty of Anger’, ‘Fear as a gate to my life project’, ‘Loving my depression’ Day 3 & 4: Application of skills moving out into the world (10 AM-5 PM Sat, 10 AM-4 PM Sunday) Explore ways to build trust at work and in your community Build bridges between polarized groups Bring dynamic dialog to tough social issues Find ways to transform conflict into cooperation

Sat, Sep 29, 2018

10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
NVC The Power of the Pause (Cindy Zody) (343 15th Ave Kirkland Wa 98033)

We all have a tendency to speak (when unaware) and act from habits which often do not lead to desired outcomes (connection). How do we interrupt the habit of reaction? It takes time and practice to learn to connect with what is going on in our mind and body. This opens the possibility for choice in how we interact. Let's practice this together!

Tue, Oct 2, 2018

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.

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Six weeks 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8
Being Peace, Speaking Peace (Janice Eng) (Workshop Space-Greenwood)

The quality of our lives and of our relationships begins with the quality of our communication with one another. In this experiential 6 week NVC Basics class, you will learn tools to connect more easily: -speak your truth in ways more likely to be heard - understand others with more clarity -to build trust and respond with power and compassion - to ask for what you want -say no and hear no without guilt or shame

Fri, Oct 5, 2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Power of Forgiveness to Free Your Heart (Janice Eng, Leif Stringer) (Workshop Space-Greenwood)

Do you want to move forward but anger, disappointment or fear holds you back? Does the same scenario keep replaying in your mind, draining you of life energy and joy? Would you like to take back your power? While you can't change the original circumstance, you can shift its impact when it is seen from the heart. In this experiential workshop you will learn skills to: - fully acknowledge your pain, disappointment, and fears with compassion - see the humanity of each person in a situation, including yourself - identify limiting beliefs and transform them - define clear action steps to help you move forward Are you ready to move out of fear and reaction and live from the full power of your values and dreams? Join independent NVC trainers Leif Stringer and Janice Eng in this powerful exploration of forgiveness. Leif Stringer discovered the power of NVC in 2007. He works with individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations to deepen their capacity to weed through the language of disconnection and discover the beauty and power of our shared human values. His emphasis on curiosity and kindness allows people to make big leaps from their comfort zones. Learn more at www.leifstringer.com Janice Eng has been teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 1999 in Washington State prisons through the Freedom Project, and works with individuals, couples, and organizations in the public sector. Her passion is to help people find their voice, and to support people to heal relationships, with themselves, with others and in communities. www.janiceeng.com

Sat, Oct 6, 2018

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
An Introduction to Restorative Justice (Pam Orbach) (East Shore Unitarian Church, Bellevue)

A transformative methodology for community building and conflict resolution using a restorative approach. Here is an invitation for a journey of discovery and learning ways to promote a Restorative Culture in our homes, our workplaces, schools, organizations, spiritual centers, and in the justice system. A day of inspiration and renewal.

Sat, Oct 6, 2018 -
Sun, Oct 7, 2018

October 6-7, 10-4PM each day
Freedom Project: Choosing Compassionate Communication (KC Young, Rusty Thomas) (Freedom Project, 918 S Horton Street, Su)

This workshop will explore the powerful principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a language and consciousness of compassion that is used worldwide to help people transform blame, anger, and criticism into understanding, connection, effective communication, and peaceful resolution of conflict.

Wed, Oct 10, 2018

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
FREE Intro to Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (West 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.

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Restorative Justice - Restorative Circle Practice Group (Pam Orbach) (Capital Hill, Seattle)

This is an invitation to all who have been part of our facilitator trainings, restorative community learning , and for those who have not yet experienced restorative justice approaches to building community or restorative conflict transformation before.... please join us for connection, practice and deepening understanding and learning.

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Garden Project Open Work Party (Pam Orbach, Marisa Hendron) (The Workshop space (Greenwood) Seattle)

What comes up for you when you hear there currently is a year long "Training" in process, that has brought together people wanting to integrate NVC into their daily experience - who have been learning in a workshop setting, and then applying the learning by building an urban farm and yard in conjunction with permaculture, and inquiring into the needs of the land and plants, and balancing that with their own needs? We hope curiosity comes up for you... This community invite you to join them for an open day where they will be on hand to give you a taste of what they are embracing and learning, as you join in planting in sync with the coming of the rains that will nourish the plants as they establish themselves. We will work, laugh and nourish our empathy buds, have lunch together and celebrate creative interdependence. Please join us- no charge.

Sun, Oct 14, 2018

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
FREE Intro to Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (West 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, Oct 27, 2018

9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Nonviolent Communication as a Spiritual Practice Part I (Marcia Christen) (Chobo Ji Zen Center Seattle)

Nonviolent Communication complements Buddhist teachings with a language and consciousness that supports any faith or non faith. It that gives a form that allows us to be gentler with ourselves and others, without sacrificing our inner truth.


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