12-Week Workbook Study & Practice Group, Wednesday Evenings

Living from our head allows the “shitty committee” to run our lives.  Their 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 how to successfully navigate the “longest distance in the world” from your head to your heart.

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

  • Befriend the “shitty committee” 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 regret
  • Make decisions with ease and grace

These groups provide support to learn and practice communication skills, while fostering rich relationships in a safe and supportive online community.  Each week, for 6 or 12 weeks, we will read, do exercises, and share experiences, while working with the chapters in two corresponding books**.

Foundations I – 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.

Foundations II – 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.

Chapters 1-6, will begin on 9/12 and Chapters 7-14 will begin on 10/24Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings, from 7-9:30 pm PST, until 11/28/18 or 12/12 (depending on whether the group wants to meet on 10/31/18 and 11/21/18) online by Zoom video-conferencing.

Fees – Foundations I, Live From Your Heart, is $267.00 ($250 if you attend one of the Expressing Compassion for Self & Others: An Intro. to NVC event online for $17).  Receive a 60-minute private Empathic Presence coaching session ($140 value) if you register by 9/1/18.  Save $30 by paying for all 12 weeks of classes in advance.  Receive two 60-minute private empathy sessions ($280 value) for $504 if you register for all 12-weeks by 9/1/18.  Payments may be made by check or money order, Square or PayPal and payment arrangements are available.

Your Trainer, Terri Moon M.S., graduated from the Bay Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Leadership Program in 2005, has taught NVC on four continents around the world, and has facilitated this format regularly since 1996. Terri offers trainings, mediations and coaching in person and online, as well as healing in a variety of holistic forms since 1987.

**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 available in the most recent edition only). Cost for both books, new, is roughly $30.  The two books are:
Nonviolent Communication, The Language of Compassion, by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD
Nonviolent Communication, Companion Workbook, A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study, by Lucy Leu

Call Terri Moon at 707-709-8574 with questions or to register.