Erin Merrihew (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: Northeast Seattle

   7736 24th Ave NE, Seattle WA 98115

Date and Time:

   Mon, Apr 17, 2017

Monday evenings 7-9pm on April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22


   Learning the basics of NVC is extremely powerful and life-changing! Yet as many of us discover, simply learning the vocabulary and tools isn’t enough.

When communication breaks down; when we go through a painful breakup; when we're stuck in blame or resentment; when we get explosively angry; when we're paralyzed by fear and anxiety... These are the real-life situations that require an embodiment of NVC consciousness that goes way deeper than our intellectual knowledge of observations, feelings, needs and requests.

The potential to live nonviolence in a lasting and impactful way comes from our capacity to truly embody this consciousness, from the inside out. And that requires vulnerability, perseverance, and ample opportunities to practice.

Join us for 6 weeks of advanced NVC in a supportive community of passionate learners! Together we’ll explore the most vital principles and practices to help us integrate this consciousness into every realm of our lives.

In this series you will learn to:

- Cultivate inner stability and resourcefulness in challenges, conflicts, arguments and tense situations

- Access empathy in any circumstance, particularly for people with whom you disagree

- Increase your agility in moving out of guilt, shame and blame

- Develop a safe, productive relationship with your anger

- Find greater self-worth and confidence by decoding your self-judgments to harvest the important wisdom they contain

- Notice and quickly transform toxic patterns of right-wrong thinking into a mindset of empowered compassion


We will meet on six consecutive Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm on the following dates: April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22.


  • To learn more about Erin's background and training style, please visit her website:
  • For any questions regarding this series, please contact Erin directly (206) 390-4241 or e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com.

Who is it for?

  Participants must have completed Erin's "Essentials of Compassionate Communication" series (or an equivalent series with another NVC trainer, and/or at least 1 year of actively learning NVC).

If you have not completed Erin's series, please reach out to Erin ( e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com) before registering to determine whether this group will be a good fit for you.

Tuition Details:


The tuition is $190.00.

If finances are the only barrier to participating for you, please reach out to Erin to explore work exchange or other creative options: e a m e r r i h e w AT DOMAIN gmail~com.