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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, Jan 20, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Monday until Mon, Mar 09, 2020.
Level:
Basic
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.

Sliding Scale: $195 - $295
Location:
SE Uplift
3534 SE Main St
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Portland
Tue, Jan 21, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Repeats every week, on Tuesday 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.

Sliding Scale: $195 - $295
Location:
SE Uplift
3534 SE Main St
Portland
Training Website: rosecitynvc.org
Portland
Tue, Feb 11, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Training by:
Jody
Bellant Scheer
Physician, Facilitator, Author
Trainer/Facilitator

Jody Bellant Scheer, MD has offered classes and trainings in NVC to parents, medical, business, and community groups since 2004. She is a pediatrician whose dream is creating healthy relationships and peaceful co-existence within all families, institutions and communities of the world. She has worked since 1982 with sick newborns, premature infants and their families in Portland, OR. She is co-founder of Medical and Educational Relief International Association (MERIA), Inc, a nonprofit working to provide essential medical and educational services worldwide.

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Kathy
Masarie
Physician, Parent and Life Coach, Facilitator, Author of 3 parenting books
Trainer/Facilitator

Kathy Masarie, M.D. has facilitated compassionate communication workshops and classes since 2004 and brings it into her work as a life coach. She also is a sought-after national speaker and facilitator specializing in empowering caring adults with communication and advocacy tools to enhance the lives of children from pre-school through high school. She also offers In-services and trainings for teachers, principals, and other educators.
A pediatrician, Dr. Masarie served the medical needs of families in Pennsylvania and Oregon for over two decades. Out of her pediatric practice grew a special interest in preventing risky behavior in teens and the founding of Family Empowerment Network (www.family-empower.com). Through this organization, she offers one-on-one parent and life coaching, seminars, workshops, and classes on various topics on raising children including “Compassionate Communication,” “Connect by Coaching Your Kid,” and “Addressing Peer Mistreatment (Bullying).”

Free
Location:
Raleigh Hills in SW Portland, registration and location details at website
Portland
Training Website: www.family-empower.com
Eugene
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Repeats every week, on Thursday until Thu, May 14, 2020.
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: $75 - $150
990 W. 7th Ave
Eugene
Eugene
Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Level:
Basic
Training by:
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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.

$80 ($70 if registered by Feb 8)
Location:
Center for Dialogue and Resolution
1200 Cross St
Eugene
Training Website: lanecdr.org
Yachats
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Level:
Intermediate
Training by:
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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.

sliding scale, $50-100
Location:
Yachats Commons, room 8
4th Street, west of highway
Yachats
Portland
Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Training by:
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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.

$125 before 1/29, $175 after 1/29
Location:
awakenings wellness center
1016 SE 12th Ave.
Portland
Training Website: empathybrain.com
Yachats
Sun, Mar 1, 2020 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Level:
Intermediate
Training by:
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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.

sliding scale $50-100
Location:
Yachats Commons, room 8
4th Street, west of highway
Yachats
Portland
Tue, Mar 3, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Repeats every 2 weeks on Tuesday until Tue, May 12, 2020.
Training by:
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Kathy
Masarie
Physician, Parent and Life Coach, Facilitator, Author of 3 parenting books
Trainer/Facilitator

Kathy Masarie, M.D. has facilitated compassionate communication workshops and classes since 2004 and brings it into her work as a life coach. She also is a sought-after national speaker and facilitator specializing in empowering caring adults with communication and advocacy tools to enhance the lives of children from pre-school through high school. She also offers In-services and trainings for teachers, principals, and other educators.
A pediatrician, Dr. Masarie served the medical needs of families in Pennsylvania and Oregon for over two decades. Out of her pediatric practice grew a special interest in preventing risky behavior in teens and the founding of Family Empowerment Network (www.family-empower.com). Through this organization, she offers one-on-one parent and life coaching, seminars, workshops, and classes on various topics on raising children including “Compassionate Communication,” “Connect by Coaching Your Kid,” and “Addressing Peer Mistreatment (Bullying).”

Jody
Bellant Scheer
Physician, Facilitator, Author
Trainer/Facilitator

Jody Bellant Scheer, MD has offered classes and trainings in NVC to parents, medical, business, and community groups since 2004. She is a pediatrician whose dream is creating healthy relationships and peaceful co-existence within all families, institutions and communities of the world. She has worked since 1982 with sick newborns, premature infants and their families in Portland, OR. She is co-founder of Medical and Educational Relief International Association (MERIA), Inc, a nonprofit working to provide essential medical and educational services worldwide.

$185
Location:
Raleigh Hills in SW Portland, registration and location details at website
Portland
Training Website: www.family-empower.com
Portland
Sat, Mar 7, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Training by:
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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:
Friends Meeting House
4312 SE Stark St.
Portland
Training Website: www.wiseheartpdx.org
Eagle Creek
Sat, May 30, 2020 - 7:00pmSun, May 31, 2020 - 9:00amMon, Jun 1, 2020 - 9:00amTue, Jun 2, 2020 - 9:00amWed, Jun 3, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Training by:
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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.

$950 before Jan 30th, $1050 before March 10, $1150 before April 15, $1250 on and after April 15
Location:
Alton L. Collins Retreat Center
32867 OR-211 Eagle Creek, OR
Eagle Creek
Training Website: empathybrain.com
Detroit
Wed, Jun 10, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pmThu, Jun 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:00pmFri, Jun 12, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:00pmSat, Jun 13, 2020 - 9:00am to 9:00pmSun, Jun 14, 2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Training by:
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Fred
Sly
PhD
CNVC Certified Trainer

Fred has been learning and teaching NVC since 1999. Along the way he earned a PhD in Psychology addressing the reactive basis of violence and how empathy promotes peace and accountability. Additionally, Fred was instrumental in creating and directing the Oregon Prison Project (OPP) that currently offers classes in four Oregon adult facilities, one post-release program, and one youth authority facility as well. Fred also started and grew Rose City NVC, a Portland area teaching organization currently offering NVC classes to individuals, organizations, couples, families, and businesses in Oregon. Fred is currently retired from both OPP and Rose City NVC in order to work with those struggling with the symptoms of psychological trauma, veterans with PTSD, prisons systems that want to establish and grow NVC programs, and those wanting to create cooperative community. Along with Liv Monroe, Fred offers an annual NVC retreat at Breitenbush in early June.

$330 - $370
Location:
Breitenbush Hot Springs
53000 Breitenbush Rd
Detroit
Training Website: nwcompass.org

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