Compassionate Couples Weekend Workshop


2 Days. 10am - 5pm each day.

It can be heartbreaking at times that the closer you want to get to someone the more reactive you, and your partner, can become. In our Compassionate Couples workshop, you will explore how increasing intimacy can promote reactivity, and how addressing this reactivity can transform your relationships from agonizing to astonishingly beautiful.

In this workshop together you and your partner will get to explore practicing NVC in Coupleship!

We will:
• Explore the different partnership stories that can keep us in reactive loops.
• Learn and practice making agreements to keep you both comfortable and cared for when in conflict in the workshop (and at home).
• Learn to ask and hear the hard questions about your relationship.
• Make requests of each other and be able to trust that you will be heard in good faith – without hearing a demand.
• Practice hearing a “No” from your partner and skills to navigate where to go from there.
• Increase effectiveness around getting each of your needs met with more ease and efficiency.
• Practice challenging interactions with the guidance and support of your facilitator and the group.
• Learn to make repairs even when it seems the most impossible.
• Discover ways to shift overall tone of relationship from one of tension and doubt to one of appreciation, collaboration and mutual support!

daily, starting from 2/24/24, until 2/25/24
  • Sat, Feb 24, 2024 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun, Feb 25, 2024 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
Training by: 
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CNVC Certified Trainer

Individual and Couples Coaching, Mediation and Training

I started my practicing and sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) in 2003 as part of my passion for building stronger relationships, (focusing on, though not limited to, Couples and Parenting,) while developing more integrated and sustainable communities. I completed my NVC Trainer Certification with CNVC in 2016.

I've been gifted by the experience of bringing NVC into the Oregon State Penitentiary, Columbia River Correctional Institution, the Reentry Transition Center in Portland, and at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (for Women). I currently offer Individual and Couples Coaching, mediation and various trainings to my greater Portland community and globally via zoom. Having been a Rose City NVC Teacher Training Program (TTP) participant myself, I'm now excited to offer this same opportunity (as sole proprietor of Rose City NVC), to other teachers in training.

My personal NVC journey includes many other forms of emotional/spiritual growth work with an emphasis on meditative and body awareness practices. I integrate practices which allow me other avenues to strengthen the essence of our NVC work. While I believe words and the form on NVC can help my participants get into a place of greater compassion and understanding, I also believe that holding a space of compassion and understanding in myself creates ease in adopting the new words (silently and out loud) for my participants. My spiritual outlook related to NVC is to align my daily will in progress towards awareness, acceptance, action and sharing the gifts I've received from this work. My vision for an NVC world is one in which most adults will hold this type of unconditional and loving space most of the time, supporting each other in the hard times, and in continued healing and growth, so we can be fully engaged to more of each moment on this earth.

7 years 1 month
Sliding Scale $295 - $495 per person
Inner SE Portland
Will be given with registration


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