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 George@nwcompass.org.

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: http://www.cnvc.org/en/share-nvc/certification/cnvc-trainer-certification

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Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Wed. Mar. 11, 7-9 if 5 or more prefer that
Turning Conflict Into Collaboration (Moreah Vestan - Independent Trainer) (West Seattle)
Let's prove to ourselves that we CAN feel peaceful and connected to the people in our lives, even in conflict. Come and practice ways that will make the process something we can believe in and DO.

Mon, Mar 09, 2015

Continues March 30 - June 22nd second and fourth Mondays noon - 1:30
Vashon Parent Practice Group (Barbara Larson - CNVC Certified Trainer, Doug Dolstad) (Vashon)
A practice group for parents facilitated by Barbara Larson and Doug Dolstad. At Holding (Yurt) at Cedarspring Farm.12108 SW 148th

Fri, Mar 13, 2015

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri (yoga instructor)) (Twist Yoga)
In this workshop, you’ll experience how the powerful combination of Yoga and NonViolent Communication (NVC) can help you communicate consciously, compassionately and intentionally. What does speaking truthfully and compassionately sound like? How can we disagree with someone and stay in connection with ourselves and the other person? Through yoga practices, NVC skill-building discussions and quiet sitting time, you’ll learn how to act more in alignment with your self, so you can move in alignment with others – both on and off the mat. In many workshops we focus on either our physical bodies and ‘mat’ practice, or our inner emotions. This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience the connection between these two layers as we work with NVC both on and off the yoga mat.

Sat, Mar 14, 2015

4:00 PM to 6:00 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.

Mon, Mar 16, 2015

6:45 PM to 9:00 PM
Communicating to Connect (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Olympia Washington)
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.

Tue, Mar 17, 2015

Tuesdays, March 17, 24, April 7,14, 21, 28
The Power of Empathy for Supporting Connected Communication (Marcia Christen - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Bainbridge Island, WA)
Self-awareness and self-empathy form a base for increasing our resilience and gratitude in life. It also helps us communicate in ways that lead to more understanding and connection.

Thur, Mar 26, 2015

6:30- 9:00 pm Thursdays, March 26 to April 30, 2015 (no class on April 9)
5 Week Series: Foundations of Nonviolent Communication (Liv Monroe - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Olympia, WA)
Join us to strengthen your NVC fluency and understanding in order to treat yourself and others more in alignment with your heart. NVC is simple to teach and learn and it is very difficult to put into practice because it requires that we change old habits. Besides, it is difficult to transform "furious" to "curious" even when you know it is in your best interest.

Sat, Mar 28, 2015

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION BASICS (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Phinney Ridge)
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!

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED NVC (Karl Steyaert - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Phinney Ridge)
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. Prior to or on the day of the event, please feel free to make specific requests to explore particular topics that are meaningful to you.

Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Fri, 2015-04-03 18:00 - Sun, 2015-04-12 13:00
INTERNATIONAL INTENSIVE TRAINING USA - Pacific Northwest (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Karl Steyaert, Kristin Masters, Robert Krzisnik) (Ananda Center at Laurelwood, OR)
This International Intensive Training (IIT) is a 9-day, Nonviolent Communication “immersion experience.” It is a residential workshop led by a team of experienced CNVC Certified Trainers. The purpose of this IIT training is to offer people the opportunity to live the process of Nonviolent Communication in community over an extended period of time, in order to develop Nonviolent Communication knowledge, skills and consciousness. One exciting focus of this specific intensive training is exploring how individuals and teams can influence systems, cultures, communities and organizations, to become settings where all people can thrive.

Fri, Apr 03, 2015

7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Being Peace, Speaking Peace (Janice Eng - Independent Trainer) ()
The quality of our lives and connection to others depends on the quality of communication. You will be introduced to skills to resolve conflict and to connect more easily. This is a basic introduction to Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD You will learn skills to: Connect across differences and inspire compassion within each other, Speak in ways most likely to be heard; Fully listen to one another without anger, blame or defensiveness.

Sat, Apr 04, 2015

09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Transforming Enemy Images (Janice Eng - Independent Trainer, Freedom Project volunteers) ()
Martin Luther King, Jr. stated, "You cannot have influence over those for whom you have underlying contempt." Is there someone in your life whose behaviors, actions or words trigger pain or frustration? Would transforming a relationship with a co-worker, neighbor, or family member add more ease in your life? In this workshop you will learn ways to connect across differences. You will also learn to receive and give empathy, to move beyond fear or anger and to create more compassion in the circumstances.

Sun, Apr 05, 2015

Sundays 6:30-8:30pm, April 5th - May 24th
Compassionate Communication Learning Group (Erin Merrihew) (North Seattle)
Join us for 8 weeks of hands-on learning in this supportive community group! Together we will explore empathy, authentic self-expression, transforming patterns from childhood, moving through shame, building healthy relationships, and living in alignment with our values.

Wed, Apr 08, 2015

Tentatively scheduled for Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm, April 8th - May 27th
Essentials of Compassionate Communication (Erin Merrihew) (Seattle)
Join us for 8 weeks of hands-on learning around the basics of Compassionate Communication! Together we will explore how simple communication tools can help us to find more connection, meaning, authenticity, and joy in our lives.

Fri, Apr 10, 2015 to
Sun, Apr 12, 2015


Family Camp Teen Council (Elana Sabajon - CNVC Certified Trainer, Barbara, Johnny & Doug) (Vashon)
THIS COURSE IS BY INVITATION ONLY. NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC If you are an invited participant, please register so we can connect with you with greater ease.

Fri, Apr 17, 2015

1:15 PM to 4:15 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri (yoga instructor)) (YogaLife in Greenlake, 7200 Woodlawn Ave)
In this workshop, you’ll experience how the powerful combination of Yoga and NonViolent Communication (NVC) can help you communicate consciously, compassionately and intentionally. What does speaking truthfully and compassionately sound like? How can we disagree with someone and stay in connection with ourselves and the other person? Through yoga practices, NVC skill-building discussions and quiet sitting time, you’ll learn how to act more in alignment with your self, so you can move in alignment with others – both on and off the mat. In many workshops we focus on either our physical bodies and ‘mat’ practice, or our inner emotions. This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience the connection between these two layers as we work with NVC both on and off the yoga mat.

Wed, Apr 29, 2015 to
Thur, Apr 30, 2015


Wednesday 9:00-4:30; Thursday 9:00-4:30
Level 1: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION FOUNDATION CLASS- INTENSIVE (Elana Sabajon - CNVC Certified Trainer) (Good Shepherd Center, Seattle)
Everything we do in life involves communication. Every word counts. Revolutionary yet simple, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a practical and learnable process for communicating with empathy, honesty, confidence and compassion. NVC supports connection with oneself and others so everyone's needs are equally valued. This allows people to create strategies and meaningful solutions that resolve issues and create thriving relationships in all aspects of life. Using Nonviolent Communication tools, participants will learn how to transform everyday blame, shame, and critical expression into interactions that focus on mutual human needs. More that 250,000 people each year are learning these life-changing skills.

Thur, May 14, 2015

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.

Fri, May 15, 2015 to
Sun, May 17, 2015


Friday, May 15 eve- Sunday 4 PM, May 17, 2015
Meeting Life Transitions with Courage and Grace (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Mary Mackenzie (CNVC Certified Trainer)) (Missoula, MT)
DURING THIS nurturing, experiential 2 1/2 day workshop, you will be challenged to step toward and embrace the life you want! Whether you have changed inside, but the rest of your life has not... or your life has turned upside down and you don’t know which way is up... or you simply see change on the horizon and want to be ready — this workshop will invite you to explore how to:  • Find peace amid the chaos • Get back to balance faster • Stop being hard on yourself • See beauty in the challenge • Spend less time being stressed • Speak your truth to anyone • Ask for help when you need it

Fri, May 22, 2015

12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri (yoga instructor)) (Aditi Yoga in Fremont)
In this workshop, you’ll experience how the powerful combination of Yoga and NonViolent Communication (NVC) can help you communicate consciously, compassionately and intentionally. What does speaking truthfully and compassionately sound like? How can we disagree with someone and stay in connection with ourselves and the other person? Through yoga practices, NVC skill-building discussions and quiet sitting time, you’ll learn how to act more in alignment with your self, so you can move in alignment with others – both on and off the mat. In many workshops we focus on either our physical bodies and ‘mat’ practice, or our inner emotions. This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience the connection between these two layers as we work with NVC both on and off the yoga mat.

Thur, Jun 04, 2015 to
Sun, Jun 07, 2015


Starts with dinner (6pm) Thursday, 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.

Fri, Jun 12, 2015

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The Communication of Yoga: Compassion On & Off the Mat (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri (yoga instructor)) (8 Limbs Yoga on Phinney Ridge)
In this workshop, you’ll experience how the powerful combination of Yoga and NonViolent Communication (NVC) can help you communicate consciously, compassionately and intentionally. What does speaking truthfully and compassionately sound like? How can we disagree with someone and stay in connection with ourselves and the other person? Through yoga practices, NVC skill-building discussions and quiet sitting time, you’ll learn how to act more in alignment with your self, so you can move in alignment with others – both on and off the mat. In many workshops we focus on either our physical bodies and ‘mat’ practice, or our inner emotions. This is a rare opportunity for participants to observe and experience the connection between these two layers as we work with NVC both on and off the yoga mat.

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, Ingrid Bauer, Elana Sabajon, Mel Sears, Kathleen MacFarran, David Weinstock) (Vashon Island, WA)
Family Camp is where fun, connection, support, adventure, learning and transformation come together in a unique family training immersion/vacation experience.

Sat, Aug 22, 2015 to
Fri, Aug 28, 2015


09:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Being & Extending Peace: The Yoga of Kindness (Kathleen Macferran - CNVC Certified Trainer, Chiara Guerrieri) (Feathered Pipe Ranch)
This week we invite you to bring your body, mind and spirit on retreat to take part in a full-bodied exploration of connection. Gathering in the sacred refuge of the Feathered Pipe Ranch, this is an opportunity to come together in community to focus on discovering how to keep the energy of kindness and compassion present in your connections. Your guides are Kathleen Macferran and Chiara Guerrieri, who have a shared passion for teaching people how to walk the way of yoga and the compassionate communicator. They weave their wisdom and experience together to offer an integrative approach that can be carried home with you to nurture and strengthen your connections even more so. Together they support you in moving beyond techniques, cultivating new pathways that will become second nature with practice, attention and time. Throughout the week, you’ll have multiple opportunities to experiment and play, opening your body and inspiring your spirit through movement and breath. Each day Chiara turns your senses inward guiding you through a series of yoga poses chosen for their ability to make room in the body for deeper connections to take root. ‘Kathleen brings well-established principles and skills in communication to explore vibrant relationships with self and others. The Feathered Pipe offers the perfect haven to step into this conversation, making room for your heart to hear what is true and alive in the present moment.



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