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Trainings and workshops offer an opportunity to learn and practice the skills and consciousness of NVC and most people find participating in workshops helpful in developing fluency in the process. Workshops are typically highly interactive and vary in length from brief introductions to multi day intensives and ongoing classes, and some trainers offer on-line training opportunities as well as in person training. Fees also vary considerably. Some workshops are offered on a donation basis with no one turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships or work exchange may be available. Please contact the particular trainer to explore possibilities.

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Portland
Mon, Sep 17, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Monday 8 times.
Level:
Intermediate
Training by:
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Xander
MacSwan
Trainer/Facilitator

Xander serves as Regional Coordinator for the Oregon Prison Project, and as a Member for Rose City NVC, as well as teaching for both organizations. Xander discovered NVC while studying samkhyan philosophy and pursuing a career in activism, and fell in love! Xander has been teaching full time for the last year, his students love his emphasis on mindfulness, personal empowerment, and living the values of NVC.

$195 - $295 sliding scale
Location:
SE Portland, register to get more information
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Eugene
Mon, Sep 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every week, on Monday until Mon, Dec 17, 2018.
Training by:
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Josh
Mann
Trainer/Facilitator

Josh offers classes in Nonviolent Communication through the City of Eugene Recreation Services, where he also works as a challenge course facilitator / outdoor program instructor. In the last year, he has also been organizing and participating in mindfulness and NVC practice groups using The Ongo Book: Everyday Nonviolence by CNVC Trainers Catherine Cadden and Jesse Wiens.

Josh first read Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life in 2005 and attended an International Intensive Training in New Mexico with Marshall Rosenberg and CNVC Trainers Rodger Sorrows and John Kinyon in 2008. He has also participated in classes and workshops taught by CNVC Trainers LaShelle Lowe-Charde and Robert Gonzales.

sliding scale: $50 - $75 (includes book)
Location:
downtown Eugene
Eugene
Portland
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 - 6:45pm to 9:15pm
Repeats every week, on Wednesday until Wed, Nov 14, 2018. Except on Wed, Nov 07, 2018.
Training by:
Vika Miller's picture
Vika
Miller
MA
Trainer/Facilitator

(CNVC Certification Candidate)

I first encountered Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) around the year 2000.

Learning that feelings were pointing to needs met/unmet was like a lightning bolt for me; it was the missing piece that finally made everything make sense. Seeing myself, Life, and others through the lens of NVC, I was finally able to develop a compassionate, friendly relationship with my shame, and come to feel at home with my own humanity.

In recent years I've been thrilled again by the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology and Attachment Theory. When these are integrated with NVC, we finally understand:

* why we can't "do NVC" when we're upset
* what "stress" really is, and why it's so dangerous for our health and relationships
* why compassionate, authentic, resonant community is essential for our well-being
* what really, truly dissolves our automatic reactions and restores authentic choice
* reliable pathways to enjoying more calm, peace, and genuinely happiness

Thriving Life principles, distinctions, tools, and practices create the sense of belonging, being fully and authentically gotten and welcomed (from what is most magnificent to us, to our warts and farts and ugly parts, and everything in between), attunement, security-beyond-circumstances, and *thriving* that I believe is our birthright.

I hope you'll come share the journey and the joy of real belonging with our Thriving Life NVC community.

Blessings on us all,

Vika Miller

$145-$345 sliding scale
Location:
Inner SE Portland (near SE 14th Ave and SE Burnside)
Portland
Training Website: thrivinglifenvc.org
Portland
Thu, Sep 20, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Thursday 8 times.
Level:
Intermediate
Training by:
Sandra
Amiry
CNVC Certified Trainer

I have been practicing and sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 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. Teaching NVC has been central to my life since 2010 and I have been working with the Kathleen Macferren, Karl Staeyert, and the rest of the core team on the Trainer Community Certification Path (TCCP). I completed my NVC Trainer Certification with CNVC in 2016.

As a Rose City NVC Teacher Training Program (TTP) participant, I have co-taught NVC classes with Fred Sly, and have facilitated Rose City NVC's Foundations and Integrations Classes and Tuesday night NVC Practice Group for the last 4 plus years. I have taught NVC at Oregon State Penitentiary, Columbia River Correctional Institution, the Reentry Transition Center in Portland, and currently teach at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility (for Women). Simultaneously, I have participated in the Trainer Community Certification Path (TCCP) intensives since 2011, and have co-taught NVC classes with LaShelle Lowe-Charde. I also currently offer Individual and Couples Coaching to my greater Portland community.

My personal NVC journey includes many other forms of spiritual work with an emphasis on meditative and body awareness practices. I integrate practices which allow me other avenues to touch the essence of our NVC work. While I believe the words and the form on NVC can help my participants touch 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 unconditional love, acceptance, non-judgement, and spaciousness. My vision for an NVC world is that one day most adults will hold this type of unconditional and loving space most of the time supporting each other in the hard times and the development of those still growing so we can be present to more of each moment on this earth.

$195 - $295 sliding scale
Location:
SE Portland, register to get more information
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Portland
Thu, Oct 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Thursday until Thu, Dec 13, 2018. Except on Thu, Nov 22, 2018.
Level:
Basic
Training by:
Xander MacSwan's picture
Xander
MacSwan
Trainer/Facilitator

Xander serves as Regional Coordinator for the Oregon Prison Project, and as a Member for Rose City NVC, as well as teaching for both organizations. Xander discovered NVC while studying samkhyan philosophy and pursuing a career in activism, and fell in love! Xander has been teaching full time for the last year, his students love his emphasis on mindfulness, personal empowerment, and living the values of NVC.

$195 - $295 sliding scale
Location:
SE Portland, register to get more information
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Video Conference
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Repeats every week, on Friday 8 times. Except on Fri, Nov 23, 2018.
Training by:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$250
Video Conference
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Portland
Sat, Nov 3, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Training by:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$30 per couple
Location:
Dharma Rain Zen Center
8500 NE Siskiyou
Portland
Training Website: wiseheartpdx.org
Portland
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - 9:30am to 5:00pm
Training by:
LaShelle Lowe-Charde's picture
LaShelle
Lowe-Charde
Trainer
CNVC Certified Trainer

LaShelle Lowe-Chardé is passionate about helping people express their deepest values in their relationships and creating clarity and connection with self and others.

She began her professional career with a master’s degree in school psychology. In addition to nine years in public schools, she spent several years facilitating group healing work for adolescent youth labeled “at-risk”. During that same time she led leadership and teamwork trainings for businesses and organizations around Portland, Oregon.

Along the way she found Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication (NVC) and began training with Marshall Rosenberg and other internationally known NVC trainers. She immediately knew that Compassionate Communication was the missing piece. It offers a deep and broad yet simple understanding of human nature along with a concrete set of tools to help us act and live from a place of clarity and compassion. For LaShelle, Compassionate Communication is the hands and feet of spirituality. In 2006, she was certified as a NVC trainer.

In addition to certification in Nonviolent Communication, she has completed a three year training in Hakomi - Body Centered Therapy and introductory trainings in Emotionally Focused Therapy and with the Gottman Institute.

In 2004, she founded her business, Wise Heart (www.wiseheartpdx.org). Since that time she has served as a trainer, private coach, and mentor for the learning and practice of Compassionate Communication and mindfulness. LaShelle teaches locally as well as through video conferencing online. She has offerings for couples, women, and the general public in addition to trainings for local nonprofit organizations. Her offerings focus on combining NVC with mindfulness and a subtle understanding of reactivity and relationship skills.

$80
Location:
Dharma Rain Zen Center
8500 NE Siskiyou
Portland
Training Website: wiseheartpdx.org

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