Request a "Medicine for Hate" Conversation Workshop


   Pam Orbach (Independent Trainer)

Location: your space in your community

   Workshop comes to your space. OR, The Workshop space in Greenwood Seattle.

Date and Time:

   Tue, Dec 12, 2017

At a time convenient for you, by arrangement.


  This conversational workshop is offered as a gift, with a desire to support self empowerment around hate. Gift economy asks participants to receive the gift, and to contribute an amount of their choice commensurate with the value they received, (holding sustainability of the facilitator).


   "The nonviolent approach does not immediately change the heart of the oppressor. It first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect: it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience, that reconciliation becomes a reality." Martin Luther King, Jr. 1958
The workshop is a facilitated conversation in diads and whole group format that was born out of conversation with CNVC trainer, Kit Miller, Director of the Gandhi Institute of Nonviolence in Rochester, New York, and a deep longing I have to show up for the pain others and I myself experience at this time, in our communities.

Feedback from previous workshop participants:
"I attended a group discussion yesterday on “Medicine for Hate.” Nonviolent communication. It was fascinating as it made me realize that it’s useless to try and discuss logically with anyone when they are in a place of fear, powerlessness and hate. They can only see from their perspective. They feel isolated and lack community. It gave me compassion for them." Bethany Eileen Gilaspy Williamson, May 2017  (Wellness Professionals Network )

"Pam Orbach facilitated a powerful conversation to support better understanding of hate as an emotion that may translate into behaviors/actions. When we can identify our own shadows and unconscious biases and recognize the mirror within, we're then better equipped to shift from “otherness” and find ways to act with understanding, love, and compassion. We’re all in this together. *With* each other." Susan Creighton, May 2017 (Wellness Professionals Network )

This is an experience you don't need to prepare for, you may enjoy in the moment, and be able to take wisdom away with you to implement in your everyday encounters.

Who is it for?

  If you are looking for a growthful, self connecting experience where participants learn from the wisdom discovered in conversation, this workshop is for you.
The conversation will come to your community at a time that works for you. It is for any size group. No knowledge of NVC needed.

Registration and deposit info:

   Please Contact Pam Orbach to schedule a workshop: p a m . o r b a c h AT DOMAIN empoweringconnection~com

What to bring:

  An open mind and heart.