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Speaking Truth From the Heart: An NVC Weekend Retreat


Would you like to be more skillful in communicating and connecting empathetically with your partner, your kids, your co-workers, and the folks on your Facebook feed? Would you like to be able to skillfully reduce conflicts and be able to live in harmony with those around you whether you agree with their political views or not? Do you long to bridge the gaps that keep us from living in a more peaceful world? Nonviolent Communication offers a simple and effective consciousness to be in relationship with yourself, your feelings/needs, and others that is genuine, authentic and compassionate.

The NVC Weekend Retreat is intended for those with beginning and/or intermediate NVC skills who would like to become more deeply grounded in NVC practice. A very wide range of NVC modalities will be discussed, modeled and practiced. Workshops will emphasize role playing, hands-on training and coaching starting with basic skills and moving to more intermediate topics. We will even get to practice the NVC of social media and NVC modeled through the Japanese martial art of Aikido! Additional modalities/topics can be offered, depending on the interest level of the group.

Cost is $150 per person for the weekend (Includes organic farm meals from Friday eve through Sunday lunch) On-site lodging is available for additional cost for students who would like to stay the weekend at the coast. Nightly Lodging Rates depend on private or shared rooms. Please inquire.

Registrations and Questions? Contact Ginger Edwards

North Fork 53 Farm and Retreat Center was created as a place to build a sustainable vision of the future and to reconnect everyone who visits to their own creative and healing energies. We welcome you to experience these four beautiful acres of our valley's original homestead as an oasis of peace, abundance and health.


  • Conducting a weekly NVC practice group


  • Where did NVC come from, and what gives it its juice?
  • Compassionate awareness/empathy/spirituality -- the heart of NVC
  • Basic OFNR (Observation, Feeling, Need, Request) skills


  • Steps That Help With Upset
  • Core Beliefs
  • Healing Old Pain
  • Pain Transformation


  • Reflection/self-study/meditation


  • Living Energy of Needs
  • NVC and Social Media
  • NVC and Aikido
  • Other modalities/topics as desired

It is highly recommended that participants have some literacy in NVC that they can build upon during the weekend. Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” is a great place to start.

Originally developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, NVC has grown worldwide with hundreds of certified and other trainers bringing NVC to practice groups of individuals, businesses, classrooms and other institutions. More information about NVC.

Fri, May 26, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Sat, May 27, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sun, May 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
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Training by: 
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Chuck Powers has been practicing and integrating Nonviolent Communication consciousness since 2004, and is grateful for many teachers and influences, including: Marshall Rosenberg, LaShelle Charde, Susan Skye and Sadie Scabarozi. A graduate of Susan’s Pacific Leadership NVC Training program, Chuck has been a member of and facilitated several practice groups, and was on the board and past treasurer of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. A Zen practice also informs and supports his NVC practice. Father of two and a grandfather, Chuck works by day as a CPA and lives in Vancouver, Washington.

$150, plus lodging
Northfork53 Farm & Retreat Center
77282 Highway 53, Nehalem

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