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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
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Thursday until Thu, Nov 02, 2017.
Level:
Intermediate
Trainer:
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:
Rose City NVC
Register Online for Address - http://rosecitynvc.org/classes/nvc-integration/
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Portland
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:45pm
Repeats every week, on Thursday 8 times.
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
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Fred
Sly
PhD
CNVC Certified Trainer

Fred Sly PhD has a fifteen-year relationship with Nonviolent Communication (NVC); he became a certified NVC trainer in 2005. Currently, Fred provides NVC trainings to a broad diversity of individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations. Fred provides coaching and mediation services, as well as NVC trainings throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver area through his teaching organization, Rose City NVC.

Fred has been offering NVC in prisons and jails since 2002. He founded the nonprofit Oregon Prison Project in 2009, currently offering NVC trainings in four Oregon Prisons, two Youth Authority facilities, and two post-release programs. Fred’s PhD research in psychology focused on the power of empathy in reducing violence and trauma in our lives, and is the basis of the curriculum used in Oregon prisons.

$195 - $295 Sliding scale
Location:
SE Portland, Register to obtain the address
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Portland
Tue, Sep 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Tuesday 12 times.
Trainer:
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Aaron
Good
MS, CRC, LPC Intern
Trainer/Facilitator

I have a Master's in Counseling from Portland State University. I have co-facilitated a counseling group that used NVC as its foundation to help clients build compassion for themselves and others. I really can say that NVC has changed the way I think about the world, and I'm excited to share it with others!

$480 for all 12 sessions
Location:
Downtown Portland
1906 SW Madison St., Suite 301
Portland
Training Website: trailheadcounseling.net
Zoom Conference
Wed, Oct 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:15pm
Trainer:
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Sarah
Peyton
Author and Speaker
CNVC Certified Trainer

Sarah Peyton, CNVC Certified Trainer, offers trainings focused on learning and using resonant language to transform the brain. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication's verbal and non-verbal empathy. She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma and give us new energy, well-being and choice. She teaches and lectures internationally, teaches communication at the college level, and she has been published in North America and Europe on NVC and IPNB. Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity. Her passion is watching people's self-understanding deepen into warmth. Her book Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Restore Your Brain's Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2017, is the first book from a major publisher to significantly feature Nonviolent Communication.

Free
Zoom Conference
Training Website: empathybrain.com
Zoom Conference
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Repeats every week, until Wed, Nov 22, 2017. Except on Wed, Nov 08, 2017.
Trainer:
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Sarah
Peyton
Author and Speaker
CNVC Certified Trainer

Sarah Peyton, CNVC Certified Trainer, offers trainings focused on learning and using resonant language to transform the brain. She brings together depth work and self-compassion that integrate Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) with the healing potential of Nonviolent Communication's verbal and non-verbal empathy. She is delighted by the self-compassion that arises from understanding how language and resonance change our brains, heal trauma and give us new energy, well-being and choice. She teaches and lectures internationally, teaches communication at the college level, and she has been published in North America and Europe on NVC and IPNB. Her work focuses on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and developing self-compassion and clarity. Her passion is watching people's self-understanding deepen into warmth. Her book Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Restore Your Brain's Capacity for Healing, published by W.W. Norton & Co. in 2017, is the first book from a major publisher to significantly feature Nonviolent Communication.

$224 - $350 recordings included
Zoom Conference
Training Website: empathybrain.com
Portland
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 - 12:45pm to 5:45pm
Trainer:
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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

$45
Location:
Inner SE Portland (97214) Location details provided with your registration
Portland
Training Website: thrivinglifenvc.org
Eagle Creek
Fri, May 19, 2017 - 4:00pmFri, Nov 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Trainer:
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Susan
Skye
Private Consultant & Speaker
CNVC Certified Trainer

Susan is a psychologist, trainer, private consultant, and speaker. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College, Yale University, and Pacifica Graduate Institute, Susan holds Master’s degrees in both Psychology and Russian & East European Studies.

While Assistant Dean at UCLA in the early 1970s, she co-created and taught the Women’s Studies Program. She has been in private consulting practice for more than 35 years, working with individuals, groups, and organizations, including General Motors and the government of British Colombia, and since 1976 has conducted trainings in the United States, Canada, Europe, and South Korea.

A CNVC Certified NVC Trainer for more than 22 years, Susan has also been a regular trainer at the Center for Nonviolent Communication’s (CNVC) International Intensive Trainings. In 2000 Susan co-founded the NVC Training Institute, and served as CNVC’s Certification Coordinator for North and South America for 10 years.

She created the groundbreaking New Depths Intensive Program in 2010.

Susan lives just outside Portland, Oregon.

$2,100 - $6,210
Location:
Alton Collins Retreat Center
Eagle Creek
Training Website: newdepths.org
Eugene
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Level:
Basic
Trainer:
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Gary
Baran
M.A.
CNVC Certified Trainer

I envision a world in which the needs of all people are honored, in which the abundant resources of our planet are both respected and also flow freely so as to reliably meet those needs, and in which people resolve their conflicts peacefully. I strive to live in harmony with the principles of NVC and to offer NVC training to the public and to those organizations and institutions that resonate with those principles. I also provide counseling and consulting services to individuals and groups, and help to contribute to the spread of NVC by serving as a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication. I have a special affinity with educators, having been a professor of philosophy for 35 years; with parents and mental health professionals, having been a marriage and family therapist for the same length of time--and a co-parent of two for over 25 years; and with those who are responsible for organizational leadership, having served as executive director of the Center for Nonviolent Communication for nearly 8 years. I am also especially eager to contribute to the work of social activists.

$60 ($50 if received by October 25)
Location:
Center for Spiritual Living
390 Vernal St
Eugene

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