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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

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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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Tue, Dec 08, 2015

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
From Burnout to Balance: Cultivating Self-Care in Our Busy Lives (Erin Merrihew - Independent Trainer) (North Seattle)
With life moving at such a fast pace, making time for true self-care can be a struggle. Despite our best intentions to slow down and recharge, we end up burning out, getting sick, and falling apart. How do we break the cycle of burnout and step into a healthier, more sustainable way of living? Join us for a rich evening of exploration! Together we'll look at our patterns of overwhelm and discover ways to cultivate more balance in our mind, body, and heart!

Sat, Dec 12, 2015

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION BASICS (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (North Seattle)
Join us for a lively, heart-connecting day of learning the basics of Nonviolent Communication, including cultivating self-empathy, transforming blame and anger, and practicing empathic listening. Through one-on-one and group practice you'll develop a solid grounding in the basics of this powerful approach to conscious living!

Sat, Dec 12, 2015

5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Party for people who have been to Mel's groups (Mel Sears - CNVC Certified Trainer) (west seattle)
I want to gather people together who have been to my groups in the past. This will be a potluck party followed by a check in circle. I am curious to hear what people have been up to since I stopped my group about a year ago. I am also thinking of starting up another group and I need your imput. Please email me or call me if you can come to this. I have lost my list of contacts so I can't contact you. Mel Sears 206-484-1763,

Sun, Dec 13, 2015

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED NVC (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (North Seattle)
Join us for a day of deepening the consciousness and practice of Nonviolent Communication, exploring meaningful situations from your own life, and further integrating self-connection, authentic expression, and empathic listening. During the day we will look at core concepts of NVC and then apply them through pair or small group practice. Please feel free to make specific requests to explore particular topics that are meaningful to you

Fri, Dec 18, 2015 to
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

FRIDAY 5:30-9:00pm & SATURDAY 9:00am-5:00pm
Restorative Circles are a community-based approach to conflict transformation, supporting organizations and communities of all kinds including families, schools, non-profits and businesses in transforming and learning from conflict. Conflict is a natural part of any social system, but conscious facilitation of conflict can transform damaging dispute and tension into an amazing source of positive learning, creativity, and connection.

Sun, Jan 03, 2016

10am-6pm January 3-9th, 10am-3pm January 10th
BE THE CHANGE: A Living Prototype in Co-Creating a World that Works for All (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer, Robert Krzisnik (Certified Trainer), Kathleen Macferran (Certified Trainer), Kristin Masters (Certified Trainer), Marjeta Novak (Certified Trainer)) (Portland, Oregon)
Be The Change is a gathering of people with a shared passion for personal and planetary transformation. This event supports individuals to awaken more fully to their role in co-creating a thriving and sustainable world, through realizing our highest individual and collective potential. A space to explore our deepest passions and purpose in life An exploration of how to fully manifest our potential in life An incubator for community-based cultural transformation, sustainability, and education projects and initiatives

Sat, Jan 09, 2016

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
FREE Introduction to Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew - Independent Trainer) (Northeast Public Library)
Join us for a hands-on exploration of Compassionate Communication: how to listen from the heart, connect with each other even amidst challenge & conflict, and empower ourselves to share authentically.

Tue, Jan 12, 2016

6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Communicating to Connect (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Olympia)
An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Join us if you would like to learn the basic intentions of NVC and some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, reducing criticism and misunderstanding, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Sat, Jan 16, 2016

10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Adapting to Change Workshop (Erin Merrihew - Independent Trainer) (North Seattle)
Change is an inevitable part of life. And yet, facing transitions can be overwhelming and confusing! How do we acknowledge the personal impact of changes that happen to us, build awareness around our habitual ways of reacting, and find new ways of adapting that help us cultivate resilience and flexibility?

Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm, January 19 - March 29 (skip Feb. 23)
Essentials of Compassionate Communication 10-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew - Independent Trainer) (North 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 find more connection, meaning, authenticity, and joy in our lives.

Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Mondays 3:30-5:30pm, January 25 - March 21 (skip Feb. 22)
Living Compassionate Communication 8-WEEK SERIES (Erin Merrihew - Independent Trainer) (North Seattle)
Do you already have a solid foundation in NVC concepts, and want to integrate them more fully into your way of living day-to-day? 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 embody this consciousness.

Thur, Apr 14, 2016

6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
COMMUNICATING TO CONNECT (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Olympia, WA)
A complete introduction to Nonviolent Communication. Join us if you would like some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, reducing criticism, defensiveness, blame, shame, misunderstanding and violence, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

Mon, May 23, 2016

6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Communicating to Connect (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Olympia, WA)
An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Join us if you would like to learn the basic intentions of NVC and some immediately usable tools for resolving conflicts, reducing criticism and misunderstanding, and for increasing respect and hope in your everyday life and in the world.

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

Starts with dinner (6pm) Wednesday, ends after lunch (2pm) Sunday
NVC and Flowing Relationships (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.

Sun, Jul 31, 2016 to
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

July 31 (4 pm) - August 5 (1 pm)
Teach for Life! NVC Educators Institute (Jean Morrison, Sura Hart, Jared Finkelstein) (near Portland OREGON)
In our 15th year, TEACH FOR LIFE! draws educators from around the world into a living laboratory to co-create vibrant, compassionate classrooms and schools. Expect six days in a nurturing retreat environment, renewing your spirit, reviving your passion to teach, and learning new ways to create compassionate learning communities.


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