Live From Your Heart, 90-Day Program

Live From Your Heart, 90-Day Program

Living from our head allows our inner critics to run our lives.  Self-judgments may generate shame, guilt, anger, and even depression.

Alternatively, living from our heart supports compassion, connection, love and clarity about our needs.

Learn effective tools to support heart-based living and successfully navigate the “longest distance in the world”-from your head to your heart. 

This 12-Week Workbook Study Group in Heart-Based Communication (NVC) will support you to:

  • Befriend your inner critics so you can deepen connection and compassion for self and with others
  • Create a legacy of healthy relating for your children by modeling healthy relating while reducing conflict
  • Reduce shame, guilt, anger, depression and overwhelm by finding purpose in your feelings
  • Learn to express yourself clearly and authentically so you can eliminate guilt and regret
  • Make decisions with ease and grace
These groups provide support to learn and practice heart-based communication skills, while fostering non-judgmental relationships, in a safe and supportive community.  Each week, for 12 weeks, we read, do exercises, and share experiences, to learn, grow, and be inspired while working with the chapters in two corresponding books**.

Live From Your Heart, Part 1

Covers Chapters 1-6 and  involves learning the basic structure and components of the NVC Model, as developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD .  Chapters 1-6 include the following topics: Giving from the heart, Communication that blocks compassion, Observing without evaluating, Identifying and expressing feelings, Taking responsibility for our feelings, and Requesting that which would enrich life. 

Live From Your Heart, Part 2

Builds on Part 1 and covers Chapters 7-13 .  We focus on applying the information learned in the first six weeks in our lives and our relationships.  Classes may include role-plays, empathy sessions and live interactions, in addition to learning the material in Chapters 7-14.  Chapters 7-14 include the following topics: Receiving empathically, The power of empathy, Connecting compassionately with ourselves, Expressing anger fully, Conflict resolution and mediation, The protective use of force, Liberating ourselves and counseling others, and Expressing appreciation in NVC.
Live From Your Heart, Foundations Part I is a pre-requisite for this class.

Testimonials for This Class


“My intention for this class was, among other things, to become more open-hearted and to have compassion for others.

I’m not sure how it did that, but I have noticed a subtle shift in my feelings and behavior-feeling calmer; less judgmental; less angry.

Becoming aware of my feelings and needs pre-empts feelings of judgment and blame.”

“You’re an inspiration, Terri! I’m thinking of doing this again. You’re not rid of me yet :)”

Susanna C. Sebastopol, CA


It feels “good to have empathy guesses directed at me-the opposite of judgment and alienation.”

“The way you stayed with people emotionally tonight, when they were struggling made me feel hopeful in the effectiveness of NVC. I felt you also kept the meeting on track as well.”

Monique D., Santa Rosa, CA


“I learned that I could be vulnerable and when i did, I was encouraged, seen, and got that my needs so matter. In doing so, I also experienced solutions!”

“There are more options in life than I think! With connection, there are more solutions that can emerge!”

“I’m opening my heart more to receive appreciations more deeply from others and from myself!”

“Terri brings effectiveness and aliveness to the class. I enjoy her enthusiasm and the way she includes everyone. I appreciate the pauses and deep listening Terri gives each of us-which feels warm.”

Diane F., Santa Rosa, CA

This 90-Day Program includes:
Part 1: Live From Your Heart: Weeks 1-6- Learn the Two Parts and Four Components of the Model of Heart-Based Communication (NVC)
Part 2: Live From Your Heart: Weeks 7-12- Practice utilizing the skills learned in Part 1 and integrate them into situations that arise in the group and in your life
Part 3: Three Private and Confidential 60-minute Empathy Support, Role-Play, & Coaching Sessions with Terri Moon (one session each month)

Receive a 15% discount if you enroll in the Program by Midnight on Monday, 5/28/19.

Receive $100 off each 90-Day Program purchase, for multiple family members by using the coupon code “family” at checkout.


The cost of the 90-Day Program is $749*.  Early bird discount is 15% off, $637, if paid by midnight on Monday, May 28, 2019.  Multipole family member discount is $100 off each member who registers at the same time.

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Payment arrangements are available for two-payment or three-payment options through PayPal as well.
Purchase books (see details below) separately. *

DATES AND TIMES – Pacific (Los Angeles) Time Zone


Thursdays 1:30 – 4:00 pm,  Sonoma County, CA location TBD, Teen Girls

Class dates:
June 6 – August 22, 2019


Tuesdays 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Sonoma County, CA location TBD, Teen Boys

Class dates:
June 11 – August 27, 2019


Saturdays 1:30 – 4:00 pm, Sonoma County, CA location TBD, Parents of Teens

Class dates:
June 8- August 24, 2019


**Purchase of two books is necessary, either new or used. Check that your edition of each book has Chapter 11: Conflict Resolution and Mediation (this chapter is only available in some copies of the 2nd edition of the Workbook). Cost for both books, new, is roughly $30 ( is charging more, so I don’t recommend buying there).

The two books are:
Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, 3rd edition

Nonviolent Communication, Companion Workbook, A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study, by Lucy Leu