Erin Merrihew

(CNVC Certified Trainer)

Erin Merrihew

I am a Communication Coach & Facilitator based in Seattle. 

My work offers a rich exploration of how our minds and hearts work that naturally invites a more empowered, joyful way of living! My specialized approach supports clients to become mindful, process their feelings, express themselves authentically, listen deeply to others, align with their unique purpose, and take meaningful action. I weave together concepts from Nonviolent CommunicationEmpathic CoachingNeuro-linguistic Programming, The Clarity Compass, mindfulness meditation, and various personal development models to gently push each of my clients toward their growth edge. 

I am an Independent Trainer through Northwest Compassionate Communication, adventurous world traveler, Spanish speaker, singer-songwriter, nature lover, and life-long learner. I began studying NVC intensively in early 2013, joined the Cultural Catalyst Network later that year, and completed an apprenticeship with CNVC Certified Trainer & Assessor Karl Steyaert in December 2014. I am a graduate of the 2015 Empathic Livelihood Program and 2015 BayNVC Leadership Program, and am honored to be an assistant for the 2016 cohort of the BayNVC Leadership Program. I have a BA in Sociology & Spanish from the University of Washington, and am certified in Permaculture Design

It is truly my pleasure to help you step into your most authentic, vibrant self! 

With gratitude,
Erin

See my website at http://www.erinmerrihew.com/

Upcoming Trainings

Sun, Dec 9, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
SACRED BOUNDARY-SETTING: THE ART OF SAYING NO (Erin Merrihew) (Greenlake/Ravenna)

Boundaries are essential to our emotional wellbeing. Yet as important as boundaries are, setting them is neither simple nor easy! How do we set boundaries in an empowered yet caring way? How do we stand our ground around what we want (or don’t want) and still remain open-hearted? Join us for a day-long deep dive into sacred boundary-setting!

Mon, Jan 7, 2019

In-person sessions 1-5pm on the first Monday of the month, January-June 2019
COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP CIRCLE 6-MONTH PROGRAM (Erin Merrihew) (Greenlake/Ravenna)

Are you deeply committed to personal growth and passionate about social justice? Do you see NVC as an essential tool for both? Join this intimate learning group for a 6-month intensive program that will help you strengthen your NVC skills, embody a paradigm of nonviolence, leverage your power to empower the systematically marginalized, and step into greater leadership in your community and life!

Wed, Jan 16, 2019

Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, from January 16 - March 13 (SKIP Feb 13)
ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION 8-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew) (Phinney Ridge)

How would your life improve if you could stay openhearted through conflict? If you could process difficult feelings without isolating or shaming yourself? If you could meet yourself and others with dignity and compassion instead of judgment and blame? Join us for this 8-week series to study and embody the basics of Compassionate Communication in a supportive community of learners!

Fri, Jan 18, 2019

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
ONLINE 8-WEEK SERIES: ESSENTIALS OF COMPASSIONATE COMMUNICATION (Erin Merrihew) (Zoom (Remote Video Platform))

Relationships are the fabric of our lives. We need each other, and we know it. Yet all too often, conflicts get in the way of us achieving what we truly want together. How would your life improve if you could stay openhearted through conflict? If you could process difficult feelings without isolating or shaming yourself? If you could meet yourself and others with dignity and compassion instead of judgment and blame?