Transforming Your Relationships with Self and Others


   Bob Wentworth (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Location: Eugene, Oregon

   Center for Dialogue and Resolution, 1400 Cross St, Eugene, OR 97402
Registration Form

Date and Time:

   Sat, Apr 27, 2019 - Sun, Apr 28, 2019

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM


  Tuition is on a sliding scale basis. See the registration form for details. There is an early-bird rate for those registering by April 17.


   This series of workshops in Eugene, Oregon includes a short introduction to Nonviolent Communication on Friday night, a day-long workshop on Saturday about learning to relate to oneself in a more caring and empowering way, and a day-long workshop on Sunday about learning to relate to others in ways that create more satisfaction and aliveness for all involved. Participants may sign up for the whole weekend, or any part.

A Taste of Nonviolent Communication

Friday April 26 - 7:00-9:00 pm

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers powerful tools for relating to self, others and life in more satisfying ways. It can support us in experiencing more ease, flow and joy, support emotional healing, and transform conflicts. This evening workshop will provide a taste of some key ideas that help make this practice so powerful. The format includes both conceptual material and experiential exercises.

Transforming Your Relationship with Yourself

Saturday April 27 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Do you like yourself? Are you reliably kind to yourself? How we relate to ourselves is the foundation of our well-being. In this workshop, we will look at the why and how of being radically gentle with and kind to ourselves -- being a loving companion to ourselves. We'll explore and practice this way of relating to ourselves.

We will explore, conceptually and experientially, some key ideas that affect how we relate to ourselves. Ideas likely to be touched on include:

  • Connecting to the longings that bring us alive
  • Relating to unmet needs in ways that carry life forward
  • Distinguishing deficiency & lack from mere absence of what we want
  • Seeing the beauty in aspects of our behavior we find hard to like
  • Contributing to peace and understanding between conflicting parts of our selves
  • Self-compassion and self-empowerment

Transforming Your Relationship with Others

Sunday April 28 - 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Human beings are social animals. How we relate to one another affects our ability to survive and thrive. Are you as close to other people as you would like to be? Are there relationships that are more distant, frustrating or combative than you would like? Would you like to have more ease, flow and aliveness in your relationships? In this workshop, we will explore, conceptually and experientially, some key ideas that affect how we relate to others. Ideas likely to be touched on include:
  • Self-responsibility (for interpretations, feelings, needs, actions)
  • Interdependence (how we need one another and are affected by one another)
  • Seeing others' humanity (transforming "enemy images" and strengthening our "empathic imagination")
  • Including others in decisions without giving up self-determination
  • Traps in close relationships (submission, expectations, etc.)

Who is it for?

  The Friday night workshop is suitable for those with no prior exposure to Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Compassionate Communication. It is also likely to have value to those familiar with NVC but who would enjoy an introduction to NVC from a fresh perspective.

For the Saturday and Sunday workshops, participants ideally will have had some prior experience with Nonviolent Communication (NVC), also known as Compassionate Communication. If NVC is new to you, please plan to prepare yourself by participating in Friday evening's workshop.

Registration and deposit info:

   Register for this and Bob's other workshops that weekend by filling out the Registration Form.

Any questions may be directed to the trainer (b o b - t r a i n i n g AT DOMAIN nwcompass~org).