Training Calendar

Independent Trainer
Independent Trainers are members of the Independent Training Circle (ITC) connected to Northwest Compassionate Communication (NCC). People who join ITC choose to present and share Compassionate Communication in a way they believe would be in harmony with CNVC. For more about how the ITC assesses the quality of trainings offered through that circle, please contact

Certified Trainer
Certified Trainers have chosen to go through a training and assessment process established by the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) Please follow this link for more about Certified Trainers:

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Sat, Aug 01, 2015 to
Sat, Aug 08, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Saturday, August 1 and ends with Lunch, Saturday, August 8
11th Annual Family Camp Intergenerational Village (NCC-Family Camp - CNVC Certified Trainer, Barb Larson, Doug Dolstad, Rena Patty, Elana Sabajon, Mel Sears, Kathleen MacFarran, David Weinstock, Maren Metke, Micah & Bonnie, Bob Wentworth, Mair Alight ....) (Vashon Island, WA)
Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique family training immersion/vacation experience.

Sun, Aug 09, 2015

12:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Deepening of NVC concepts (Cindy Zody) (Bothell Public Library)
Let's use NVC to explore and support our own internal family systems.

Fri, Aug 14, 2015 to
Sun, Aug 16, 2015

Starts with Dinner, Friday, August 14, ends with Lunch, Sunday, August 16.
Northwest NVC Summer Festival Weekend (Co-organizers:, Doug Dolstad, Barbara Larson, Mair Alight, Janice Eng, Tanya Lasuk) (Cedar Springs Farm, Vashon Island)
Join fellow NVC friends, old and new, in a casual festival environment: all ages welcome, camp on a Vashon Island farm/retreat center, help cook with food grown on the farm, using Open Space Technology share and learn what you want to, collaborate, connect, play, go for walks, create, chill out...

Sat, Aug 15, 2015

4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
FREE Introduction to Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)
Join us for a hands-on exploration of Compassionate Communication: how to listen from the heart, give and receive empathy, and express ourselves authentically.

Sat, Sep 12, 2015

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FREE Introduction to Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (Greenwood)
Join us for a hands-on exploration of Compassionate Communication: how to listen from the heart, give and receive empathy, and express ourselves authentically.

Mon, Sep 14, 2015

Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, September 14 - November 23 (SKIP Nov. 2)
Essentials of Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle)
Join us for 10 weeks of hands-on learning in this supportive community group! Together we will explore how simple communication tools can help us to find more connection, meaning, authenticity, and joy in our lives.

Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, September 15 - November 17 (SKIP Nov. 4)
Living Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle)
Are you familiar with basic NVC concepts, yet struggling to put them into practice in daily life? Join us for 8 weeks of experiential learning! Together we will explore the places we want to grow, practice NVC using a wide variety of hands-on activities, and support each other to integrate this consciousness more fully into our way of being.

Wed, Jun 08, 2016 to
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

Starts with dinner (6pm) Wednesday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
Creating Flow in Your Connections Using NVC (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer, Fred Sly (CNVC Certified Trainer)) (Breitenbush Hot Springs, Oregon)
Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into capacities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends or intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.


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