Northwest Compassionate Communication - Vashon

Vashon Island, Washington, is currently host to five NVC trainers, eager to support people on and off the island:

  • Amanda Blaine (Independent Trainer)
  • Barbara Larson (CNVC Certified Trainer)
  • Bob Wentworth (CNVC Certified Trainer)
  • Doug Dolstad (CNVC Certified Trainer)
  • Mair Alight (CNVC Certified Trainer)

Trainings offered on Vashon are listed below. To reach Vashon NVC trainers by email, write to v a s h o n n v c AT DOMAIN nwcompass~org.

Practice Groups on Vashon


VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC Practice/Empathy Circle: Participants co-create our experience. Role plays, empathy dyads, small groups, games, exercises...We share our time for inclusion/care for all. We meet indoors  in inclement weather and outside when weather is agreeable for us.
Facilitated by Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist & Certified Trainer/Mediator. Mair learned directly from Marshall Rosenberg (developer of NVC) and has been learning, teaching and practicing since 2000.   $20/session
We meet in a private home on 87th Ave SW Vashon
Contact Mair Alight: 707-367-3432 (text preferred) or m a i r AT DOMAIN mairalight~com

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC, Advanced NVC

Occurs Weekly on Thursdays from 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM


VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC with Kathleen Macferran: Once a month, Kathleen Macferran comes to Vashon to host a 2-hour NVC practice group. What happens varies depending on what is "alive" in the room.

To learn more about Kathleen's experience and work please visit http://strengthofconnection.com/  Her latest TEDx talk "The art of listening" as well as  information about upcoming events and workshops can be found there as well.

The suggested donation for this session is $20. Your contribution is very much appreciated. Kathleen will use the money to go into prisons and in addition works with populations who do not have the resources to compensate her. However don't let money hold you back—your presence is more important.

We meet in a private studio at 10718 SW 232nd St., Vashon, 10am-noon, generally on a Monday. The date varies from month to month. so check for information on this website about particular dates. Upcoming dates include: Dec 3, 2018; Jan 7, Feb 4, Apr 22, 2019.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC




Some Vashon events are held at Cedar Spring Farm.