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Submitted on Apr 16, 2017

How many Oregonians and Southwest Washingtonians will be introduced to, learn about and practice Nonviolent/Compassionate Communication this year?

We are excited thinking about the answer to that question because we are finding there are many more people involved with NVC than we had imagined.

We have started compiling a list of trainers, facilitators, counselors, practice group leaders and others who are sharing NVC in Oregon and Southwest Washington. We are going to reach out to as many of them as possible and take a census of the number of people who are learning and...

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Submitted on Mar 29, 2017

Eugene's Saturday Market opens for the season on Saturday, April 1st and the Empathy Tent will be there again this year!

Volunteers set it up at 10:45a and there are 3 "Listening shifts", 11a - 1p, 1p - 3p and 3p - 5p. Ideally, there are 2 volunteers "Listeners" listening together to the "Listenee" (person getting empathy) in each of the 3 shifts, so there are plenty of opportunities to be involved. If you are new or rusty with your empathy skills, you can be paired with an experienced Listener. If you want to help, but not willing to be a Listener, your assistance is needed to set...

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Submitted on Dec 10, 2016

Robert Gonzalez will have only one in-Oregon training in 2017 and it will be in Eugene March 3, 4, 5.

"The work of Living Compassion emerges from my own inner journey enriched and inspired by many people with whom I have enjoyed being and working. What I share is centered in the dimension of the heart; it is what is most deeply alive in me and the most meaningful activity in my life" Robert tells us.

Robert Gonzales was certified as a trainer of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 1986 by Marshall Rosenberg. He has led over 20 International Intensive Trainings and hundreds of...

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Submitted on Mar 28, 2016

The Empathy Tent is now at Eugene's Holiday Market in the Farmer's Market area. It will be there every weekend the Farmer's Market is open, which includes both Saturday and Sunday, until December 18. So far the Empathy Tent has been very popular, in part due to a sign out front of booth that says, "Holiday Market Specials - Election Empathy, Shopping Blues, Holiday Celebrations". Both "Listenees" and "Listeners" have reported having many needs met, including: Community, Support, Learning, Contribution and Empathy! If you would like to volunteer as a Listener or have questions please...

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