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Trainings and workshops offer an opportunity to learn and practice the skills and consciousness of NVC and most people find participating in workshops helpful in developing fluency in the process. Workshops are typically highly interactive and vary in length from brief introductions to multi day intensives and ongoing classes, and some trainers offer on-line training opportunities as well as in person training. Fees also vary considerably. Some workshops are offered on a donation basis with no one turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships or work exchange may be available. Please contact the particular trainer to explore possibilities.

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Eugene
Mon, Mar 27, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
Josh Mann's picture
Josh
Mann
Trainer/Facilitator

Josh offers classes in Nonviolent Communication through the City of Eugene Recreation Services, where he also works as a challenge course facilitator / outdoor program instructor. He first read Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life in 2005 and attended an International Intensive Training in New Mexico with Marshall Rosenberg and CNVC Trainers Rodger Sorrows and John Kinyon in 2008. Over the years, Josh has attended a handful of classes and workshops taught by Portland-based CNVC Trainer LaShelle Lowe-Charde.

Additionally, Josh has regularly practiced sitting meditation for the last ten years and has an interest in healthy masculinity.

$120 ($100 for Eugene residents)
Location:
Petersen Barn Community Center
870 Berntzen Rd
Eugene
Portland
Mon, Feb 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every week on Monday until Mon Apr 17 2017.
Trainer:
Vika Miller's picture
Vika
Miller
MA
Trainer/Facilitator

(CNVC Certification Candidate)

I first encountered Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the year 2000.

Learning that feelings were pointing to needs met/unmet was like a lightning bolt for me; it was the missing piece that finally made everything make sense. Seeing myself, Life, and others through the lens of NVC, I was finally able to develop a compassionate, friendly relationship with my shame, and come to feel at home with my own humanity.

In recent years I've been thrilled again by the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory. When these are integrated with NVC, we finally understand:

* why we can't "do NVC" when we're upset
* what "stress" really is, and why it's so dangerous for our health and relationships
* why compassionate, authentic, resonant community is essential for our well-being
* what really, truly dissolves our automatic reactions and restores authentic choice
* reliable pathways to enjoying more calm, peace, and genuinely happiness

Thriving Life principles, distinctions, tools, and practices create the sense of belonging, being fully and authentically gotten and welcomed (from what is most magnificent to us, to our warts and farts and ugly parts, and everything in between), attunement, security-beyond-circumstances, and *thriving* that I believe is our birthright.

I hope you'll come share the journey and the joy of real belonging with our Thriving Life NVC community.

Blessings on us all,

Vika Miller

$35 to try out the first session; total tuition $245 and up, depending on the course package selected. (No-risk registration: your tuition refunded if your life isn't more wonderful at the end of the course.)
Location:
Inner SE Portland. (Location details provided with your registration.)
Portland
Training Website: thrivinglifenvc.org
Teleconference
Tue, Mar 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
Sarah Peyton's picture
Sarah
Peyton
CNVC Certified Trainer

Sarah Peyton, CNVC Certified Trainer, offers trainings focused on learning and using resonant language to transform the brain. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication's verbal and non-verbal empathy. She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma and give us new energy, well-being and choice. She teaches and lectures internationally, teaches communication at the college level, and she has been published in North America and Europe on NVC and IPNB. Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity. Her passion is watching people's self-understanding deepen into warmth.

$20
Teleconference
Training Website: empathybrain.com
Portland
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 - 6:25pm
Repeats every week on Thursday 8 times.
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
Fred Sly's picture
Fred
Sly
PhD
CNVC Certified Trainer

Fred Sly PhD has a fifteen-year relationship with Nonviolent Communication (NVC); he became a certified NVC trainer in 2005. Currently, Fred provides NVC trainings to a broad diversity of individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations. Fred provides coaching and mediation services, as well as NVC trainings throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver area through his teaching organization, Rose City NVC.

Fred has been offering NVC in prisons and jails since 2002. He founded the nonprofit Oregon Prison Project in 2009, currently offering NVC trainings in four Oregon Prisons, two Youth Authority facilities, and two post-release programs. Fred’s PhD research in psychology focused on the power of empathy in reducing violence and trauma in our lives, and is the basis of the curriculum used in Oregon prisons.

$195-$295 Sliding Scale
Location:
SE Portland, Register to obtain the address
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Teleseminar
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 -
10:15am to 12:30pm
Thu, May 4, 2017 -
10:15am to 12:30pm
Trainer:
Vika Miller's picture
Vika
Miller
MA
Trainer/Facilitator

(CNVC Certification Candidate)

I first encountered Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the year 2000.

Learning that feelings were pointing to needs met/unmet was like a lightning bolt for me; it was the missing piece that finally made everything make sense. Seeing myself, Life, and others through the lens of NVC, I was finally able to develop a compassionate, friendly relationship with my shame, and come to feel at home with my own humanity.

In recent years I've been thrilled again by the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory. When these are integrated with NVC, we finally understand:

* why we can't "do NVC" when we're upset
* what "stress" really is, and why it's so dangerous for our health and relationships
* why compassionate, authentic, resonant community is essential for our well-being
* what really, truly dissolves our automatic reactions and restores authentic choice
* reliable pathways to enjoying more calm, peace, and genuinely happiness

Thriving Life principles, distinctions, tools, and practices create the sense of belonging, being fully and authentically gotten and welcomed (from what is most magnificent to us, to our warts and farts and ugly parts, and everything in between), attunement, security-beyond-circumstances, and *thriving* that I believe is our birthright.

I hope you'll come share the journey and the joy of real belonging with our Thriving Life NVC community.

Blessings on us all,

Vika Miller

$25 (No-risk registration: your tuition refunded if your life isn't more wonderful at the end of the event.)
Teleseminar
Training Website: thrivinglifenvc.org
Salem
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Level:
Intermediate
Trainer:
Gary Baran's picture
Gary
Baran
M.A.
CNVC Certified Trainer

I envision a world in which the needs of all people are honored, in which the abundant resources of our planet are both respected and also flow freely so as to reliably meet those needs, and in which people resolve their conflicts peacefully. I strive to live in harmony with the principles of NVC and to offer NVC training to the public and to those organizations and institutions that resonate with those principles. I also provide counseling and consulting services to individuals and groups, and help to contribute to the spread of NVC by serving as a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. I have a special affinity with educators, having been a professor of philosophy for 35 years; with parents and mental health professionals, having been a marriage and family therapist for the same length of time--and a co-parent of two for over 25 years; and with those who are responsible for organizational leadership, having served as executive director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication for nearly 8 years. I am also especially eager to contribute to the work of social activists.

$80 ($60 if received by 3-1-17)
Location:
St Mark's Lutheran Church
790 Marion Street
Salem
Portland
Sat, Apr 8, 2017 -
9:30am to 5:30pm
Trainer:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$80
Location:
TBA
Portland
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Eugene
Wed, Apr 12, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Repeats every week on Wednesday until Wed May 17 2017.
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
Josh Mann's picture
Josh
Mann
Trainer/Facilitator

Josh offers classes in Nonviolent Communication through the City of Eugene Recreation Services, where he also works as a challenge course facilitator / outdoor program instructor. He first read Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life in 2005 and attended an International Intensive Training in New Mexico with Marshall Rosenberg and CNVC Trainers Rodger Sorrows and John Kinyon in 2008. Over the years, Josh has attended a handful of classes and workshops taught by Portland-based CNVC Trainer LaShelle Lowe-Charde.

Additionally, Josh has regularly practiced sitting meditation for the last ten years and has an interest in healthy masculinity.

$36 ($30 for Eugene residents)
Location:
Petersen Barn Community Center
870 Berntzen Rd
Eugene
Springfield
Sat, Mar 18, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Sat, Apr 15, 2017 -
9:30am to 4:30pm
Level:
Intermediate
Trainer:
Gary Baran's picture
Gary
Baran
M.A.
CNVC Certified Trainer

I envision a world in which the needs of all people are honored, in which the abundant resources of our planet are both respected and also flow freely so as to reliably meet those needs, and in which people resolve their conflicts peacefully. I strive to live in harmony with the principles of NVC and to offer NVC training to the public and to those organizations and institutions that resonate with those principles. I also provide counseling and consulting services to individuals and groups, and help to contribute to the spread of NVC by serving as a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. I have a special affinity with educators, having been a professor of philosophy for 35 years; with parents and mental health professionals, having been a marriage and family therapist for the same length of time--and a co-parent of two for over 25 years; and with those who are responsible for organizational leadership, having served as executive director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication for nearly 8 years. I am also especially eager to contribute to the work of social activists.

$80 ($60 if received by 3-8-17)
Location:
Ebbert United Methodist Church
532 C Street
Springfield
Portland
Tue, Apr 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every week on Tuesday 6 times.
Trainer:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$315
Location:
Friends Meeting House
4312 SE Stark
Portland
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Eagle Creek
Fri, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pmFri, Nov 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Trainer:
Susan Skye's picture
Susan
Skye
Private Consultant & Speaker
CNVC Certified Trainer

Susan is a psychologist, trainer, private consultant, and speaker. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Susan holds Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Russian & East European Studies.

While Assistant Dean at UCLA in the early 1970s, she co-created and taught the Women’s Studies Program. She has been in private consulting practice for more than 35 years, working with individuals, groups, and organizations, including General Motors and the government of British Colombia, and since 1976 has conducted trainings in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Korea.

A CNVC Certified NVC Trainer for more than 22 years, Susan has also been a regular trainer at the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s (CNVC) International Intensive Trainings. In 2000 Susan co-founded the NVC Training Institute, and served as CNVC’s Certification Coordinator for North and South America for 10 years.

She created the groundbreaking New Depths Intensive Program in 2010.

Susan lives just outside Portland, Oregon.

$2,100 - $6,210
Location:
Alton Collins Retreat Center
Eagle Creek
Training Website: newdepths.org
Nehalem
Fri, May 26, 2017 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sat, May 27, 2017 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, May 28, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Trainer:
Chuck
Powers
Trainer/Facilitator

Chuck Powers has been practicing and integrating Nonviolent Communication consciousness since 2004, and is grateful for many teachers and influences, including: Marshall Rosenberg, LaShelle Charde, Susan Skye and Sadie Scabarozi. A graduate of Susan’s Pacific Leadership NVC Training program, Chuck has been a member of and facilitated several practice groups, and was on the board and past treasurer of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. A Zen practice also informs and supports his NVC practice. Father of two and a grandfather, Chuck works by day as a CPA and lives in Vancouver, Washington.

$150, plus lodging
Location:
Northfork53 Farm & Retreat Center
77282 Highway 53, Nehalem
Nehalem
Training Website: northfork53retreat.squarespace.com
Clatskanie
Wed, May 31, 2017 - 5:00pm
Trainer:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$550
Location:
Great Vow Zen Monastery
79640 Quincy Mayger Road
Clatskanie
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Portland
Sat, Jun 10, 2017 -
9:30am to 5:30pm
Trainer:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$80
Location:
Dharma Rain Zen Center
2514 SE Madison (25th & Madison, one block north of Hawthorne)
Portland
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Portland
Wed, Jun 14, 2017 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every week on Wednesday until Wed Aug 30 2017.
Trainer:
Vika Miller's picture
Vika
Miller
MA
Trainer/Facilitator

(CNVC Certification Candidate)

I first encountered Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the year 2000.

Learning that feelings were pointing to needs met/unmet was like a lightning bolt for me; it was the missing piece that finally made everything make sense. Seeing myself, Life, and others through the lens of NVC, I was finally able to develop a compassionate, friendly relationship with my shame, and come to feel at home with my own humanity.

In recent years I've been thrilled again by the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory. When these are integrated with NVC, we finally understand:

* why we can't "do NVC" when we're upset
* what "stress" really is, and why it's so dangerous for our health and relationships
* why compassionate, authentic, resonant community is essential for our well-being
* what really, truly dissolves our automatic reactions and restores authentic choice
* reliable pathways to enjoying more calm, peace, and genuinely happiness

Thriving Life principles, distinctions, tools, and practices create the sense of belonging, being fully and authentically gotten and welcomed (from what is most magnificent to us, to our warts and farts and ugly parts, and everything in between), attunement, security-beyond-circumstances, and *thriving* that I believe is our birthright.

I hope you'll come share the journey and the joy of real belonging with our Thriving Life NVC community.

Blessings on us all,

Vika Miller

$35 to try out the first session; full tuition $245 and up, depending on the course package and bonuses selected. (No-risk registration: your tuition refunded if your life isn't more wonderful at the end of the course.)
Portland
Training Website: thrivinglifenvc.org
Near Portland
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 - 8:00am
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
Sarah Peyton's picture
Sarah
Peyton
CNVC Certified Trainer

Sarah Peyton, CNVC Certified Trainer, offers trainings focused on learning and using resonant language to transform the brain. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication's verbal and non-verbal empathy. She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma and give us new energy, well-being and choice. She teaches and lectures internationally, teaches communication at the college level, and she has been published in North America and Europe on NVC and IPNB. Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity. Her passion is watching people's self-understanding deepen into warmth.

$1500
Location:
Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
Near Portland
Training Website: empathybrain.com

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