In this one day workshop you will learn how NVC can enhance communication in your coupleship and increase intimacy. With deeper intimacy can come new reactivity – I’ll share some tools to recognize reactive patterns and use vulnerability to grow closer.
In this workshop you and your partner will get to explore practicing NVC together!
This workshop is designed to provide skills regardless of experience level. If new to NVC we recommend reading or listening to the book “Nonviolent Communication” by Marshall Rosenburg prior to attending. Couples new to Rose City NVC, as well as folks who have attended the full weekend training, are invited to join us in practicing together; to refresh, sharpen skills, as well as get a few new tools.
In this introductory workshop we will:
- Learn how to listen to our partners in a way that meets their need to be heard for what’s important.
- Learn to make requests of each other and be able to trust that you will be at choice without threat of loss of love.
- Discover how to make repairs even when it seems the most impossible.
- Delve into couple appreciation – using NVC to increase intimacy and excitement in times of peace.
- Sat, Jun 4, 2022 - 10:00am – 4:00pm
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.