Amanda Blaine (Independent Trainer)

Location: Live online via Zoom

   online video via phone, tablet, or computer
Apply here by April 1
More details here
Amanda's webpage

Date and Time:

   Tue, Apr 7, 2020

Weekly on Tuesdays, for 3 months


  Pay-From the Heart Pricing (see above)


   Does this sound like you?

You got super fired up about Nonviolent Communication. You took a class, or several classes, and you had an empathy buddy for a while. It made a huge difference in your life!

But at some point, you lost steam.

You found it really hard to keep it up without a partner or close friend who was doing the practice with you. They were encouraging, but maybe not as eager as you were to learning and growing using the tools.

You think of it often, and sometimes give yourself a hard time about not using the tools you know are so helpful.

Well, it’s really hard to keep it up by yourself!

My hunch is that you need support, and if you’re like the vast majority of people in our culture, you don’t have nearly enough of it.

We’re not meant to grow alone. It’s a physiological fact - our bodies don’t work that way!

Join us in a community of (real, live) support.

From someone who's currently in the group: “I'm consistently nourished and amazed by the quality of connection and support we are finding for one another. And I'm drawn to the perpetual opportunities for growth and learning on both a personal level and as a facilitator/leader/teacher. ”

**What is it?**

It's a group of people committed together to supporting themselves and each other in embodying their fullest expression in the world. It's a group with abundant support from a skilled facilitator to move through blocks, turn dreams into reality, and be guided by purpose. The group is capped at a small number of people (usually 10) to support a depth of connection and support.

**Pay-from-the-Heart Pricing**

Pay from the Heart, as I learned it from Mark Silver of Heart of Business, means you check in with your heart and find an amount that feels right to you.

It’s my hope that you’ll feel good about what you’re receiving and what you’re giving as a member of the NVC-Based Transformation Community.

Here are some numbers that might be helpful in your discernment about your own contribution:
- $90/month is my baseline, minimum request.
- $162/month is my sustainable amount, it helps me thrive and be more available to contribute to the group.
- $243/month is a welcome gift to help make it possible for me to include those in the group who can’t pay the sustainable or even baseline amount during these unpredictable times.

In comparison, similar small group coaching arrangements usually range from $300 to $600 and up per month.

Food and shelter and global pandemic: If you’re in a financial situation where paying $90/month would mean you would be compromised in having enough food or shelter, please reach out to me to talk about an alternative arrangement. I know that many of us are suddenly in dire financial situations with the pandemic, and as much as I’m able I’d like to support you to have access to this community if it feels right to you.

Once you decide your amount, I'll send you a link to set up a recurring payment for each month. We've found that it works best for new folks coming in and for the rest of the group if you plan for a three month commitment to start, at which point you can decide if you want to continue. If you decide to leave the group, I'll simply cancel your payments going forward. I don't give refunds for partial months.

Please, decide if the group is right for you. Then, decide what your amount is. I can’t guarantee that I’ll be able to have space for everyone who wants, but please apply so we have a chance at it!

I recommend taking some time to listen in with your heart to see what feels right - write, draw, walk, get empathy from a buddy... whatever helps you relax your body and come to a decision that feels right.

More details and application here: http://amandablaine.org/events-workshops/nonviolent-communication-based-learninghealing-groups/

Who is it for?

  The group is a majority of white people who are committed to undoing white supremacy, using NVC and other tools. We have a commitment to exploring how we are perpetuating white supremacy in our group and in our individual lives. Anyone (both white people and People of Color) with NVC experience and a longing to transform internalized domination and oppression is welcome to apply.  It’s not a fit for everyone! But if it is appealing to you, we’d love to have you!

We are committed to undoing oppression in all areas: able-body-ness, gender, race, national origin, sexuality, etc.