Do you long for connection and an experience of belonging, and instead feel confused, hurt and sometimes angry when even your best efforts to connect seem to repeatedly fail? Are you hoping for skills and understanding that can transform your experience?
During our Free Introduction to NVC (also known as Compassionate Communication) we will explore and learn to:
- Understand how our efforts to connect can be affected by unconscious perceptions of danger that can keep us separate, and how to regain calm and ease.
- Engage others in a way that creates peaceful, satisfying connections especially when they are reacting.
- Experience our true selves; able to address our reactions, confident, present, satisfied, and connected.
- Learn to listen to, and be heard by, others in a way that increases understanding, collaboration and closeness.
We look forward to meeting you and exploring together what brings us all joy, peaceful and cooperative relationships.
- Sat, Aug 13, 2022 - 10:30am – 1:00pm
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.