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.

Trainings on Vashon

Tue, Dec 5, 2017

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
FREE Intro to Compassionate (Nonviolent) Communication (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Join us for a fun and interactive introduction to Nonviolent Communication, drawing on the recent findings of Interpersonal Neurobiology - the science of how humans thrive in relationship.

Sat, Dec 9, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOVING OURSELVES FULLY (Mair Alight) (Vashon Island)

A sacred play time, with joy, laughter and companions where we will practice saying “yes” to “no”. NO to believing we are not enough, or too much. YES to self-gratitudes, self-appreciation and self-celebration. Yes to enjoying sacred play, laughter, and welcoming ease. Mair has enjoyed immensely creating a space for deeply listening to each other and bringing our shared sense of fun and play and laughter to our time together, while honoring our self-care. There will be time to enhance our sense of connection and ease, self-love…. and for us each to experience being “the boss of me”. Inner children welcome! We’ll have drawing/coloring materials available for those who choose to use them, as well as time to share what you create if you want.(optional) About Mair: Safety, belonging and inclusion are as important to me as enjoying life, laughing and playing. Here’s a link to my bio: http://www.mairalight.com/bio If you would like to "meet" Molly, my Dear Inner Child; to see her drawings and messages go to: www.MollyandMair.wordpress.com

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

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.

Wed, Jan 10, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

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.

Sat, Jan 13, 2018

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
FROM STUCK TO SHIFT: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION-BASED SYSTEMIC (FAMILY) CONSTELLATIONS (Amanda Blaine) (Vashon (20 min ferry from W. Seattle))

Whether you want to address chronic illness, relationship challenges, or work issues, the tools of systemic (or family) constellations can help shift what feels stuck in your life, and transform blocks between you and what you want to create.

Wed, Feb 7, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monthly NVC with Kathleen Macferran (Kathleen Macferran) (Vashon)

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.

Practice Groups on Vashon


VASHON ISLAND / 98070: NVC and Empathy Practice: Participants co-create our experience. Role plays, empathy dyads, small groups, games, exercises....Check in and check out. We meet indoors  in inclement weather and outside when weather is agreeable for us.
Facilitated by Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist & Certified Trainer/Mediator.    $10-$20/session
Contact Mair Alight: 707-367-3432 or m a i r AT DOMAIN mairalight~com

Occurs Weekly on Mondays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 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 Wednesday. The date varies from month to month. so check for information on this website about particular dates. Upcoming dates include: Oct  18, 2017; Nov 15, 2017; Dec 13, 2017; (probably) Jan 10, 2018; Feb 7, 2018.

Special Interest: Beginning NVC, Intermediate NVC




Some Vashon events are held at Cedar Spring Farm.