We learned to speak — and to keep silent — as toddlers, and our patterns of communication are as deeply ingrained as our native tongues. One can get a sense of the basics of Nonviolent Communication in a couple of hours. Taking the practices into our everyday lives, though, requires immersion. Taking on a new language — one that leans toward self-acceptance rather than self- criticism, toward open curiosity rather than judgment, spacious choice rather than reactivity — requires time and practice in the context of a loving and supportive community.
This VIT has the potential to change our relationships to ourselves, to our loved ones, to the people we find most challenging, and to the wider systems in which we live. We’ll emerge with more resources to be most fully ourselves, more empowered, more loving, more present. It is a great gift to give yourself and everyone whose life you touch.
Benefits of a virtual training
By attending a virtual training, you will have the unprecedented opportunity to both be immersed in the material, and to bring it home to your own environments every day. Comfort, connection and immediate integration, especially with this particular group of life-transforming trainers, create a powerful and unforgettable field to support the movement into mastery.
***A note on the pricing of this 9-day training:
How to Register
- Click here to fill out the online VIT Application Form, and make a tuition payment in US Dollars to CNVC. You can apply for a scholarship as you complete the registration form.
- For questions please contact the IIT Department at +1 505-244-4041 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Trainers:
Listen to each trainer share how she first discovered NVC and why NVC is important to her.
Kathleen has worked internationally with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. She serves as a trainer for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing connection and restorative communities both inside and outside prison through the strategies of Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-oppression.
Kathleen offers trainings, facilitation, system building and mediation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones and our communities. For over 30 years Kathleen has explored ways to restore harmony to communities including two decades as a music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school teacher.
Kathleen is co-author with Jared Finkelstein of Choice: A Field Guide for Navigating the Polarization of Our World and Living Interdependently. She is the author of the children’s books How Giraffes Found Their Hearts and How Giraffes Got Their Ears, and conductor for Giraffe Tales a children’s CD setting those stories to music. Kathleen is the conductor on multiple Rainier Chamber Winds classical music recordings. Check out her website where her two TEDx talks can be found.
Websites: Kathleen’s website
Websites: Sarah’s website
A certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, Kathy has been practicing NVC since 1995 teaching it since 2009. For nine years, she led BayNVC’s popular “Living Peace” retreat and Immersion Program. Kathy leads workshops and does coaching in a wide variety of contexts with parents, couples, educators, clergy, and therapists, and for non-profit groups. You can learn more about Kathy’s work at her website.
Websites: Kathy’s website