A four-day retreat for assimilating Compassionate Communication©. Liv Monroe and Fred Sly, CNVC certified trainers will customize this retreat to you, focusing on enhancing the quality of connection and empathy in all of your relationships, especially the one with yourself. This experiential retreat will support you to integrate the practical tools of Nonviolent Communication© (aka NVC© or Compassionate Communication) through practice, story, understanding, play, demonstration, and a heart-connected approach which could profoundly change the way you experience life.
Imagine living closer to your authentic self on a daily basis! Being able to stay present, in integrity and empathically connected to someone’s heart even in painful or difficult moments! Join us to experience how powerfully empathic listening serves to heal old and current pain, offering you new confidence and hopefulness in your relationships and new vitality for yourself.
Fred has been learning and teaching NVC since 1999. Along the way he earned a PhD in Psychology addressing the reactive basis of violence and how empathy promotes peace and accountability. Additionally, Fred was instrumental in creating and directing the Oregon Prison Project (OPP) that currently offers classes in four Oregon adult facilities, one post-release program, and one youth authority facility as well. Fred also started and grew Rose City NVC, a Portland area teaching organization currently offering NVC classes to individuals, organizations, couples, families, and businesses in Oregon. Fred is currently retired from both OPP and Rose City NVC in order to work with those struggling with the symptoms of psychological trauma, veterans with PTSD, prisons systems that want to establish and grow NVC programs, and those wanting to create cooperative community. Along with Liv Monroe, Fred offers an annual NVC retreat at Breitenbush in early June.