Do you shy away from conflict?

Do you want to make sure that you understand your motivations and the motivations of others when conflict arises?

Do you wish you had more resources to help deal with the deep divisions in society?

Join people from all over the world to learn the theory of Nonviolent Communication and experience how Focusing can make NVC more relevant and authentic.

What participants are saying:

“I’m so enjoying our class. Thanks for teaching this important work!” –Kate Bracy, Seattle

“I’m really getting a lot out of the course and partnerships…..They are making a BIG difference in my life!”— Mary Anne Schleinich, Calgary, Alberta

“Thanks a lot for this wonderful training course that had a great impact in my life.”–Marien Bemi-Ngbali,  Turkey

“The well-designed structure of each class with the co-creation of teacher and students makes the course really enjoyable!” –Lindsay Chang, Taiwan

Connecting: Connect with the class on your computer or smartphone via Zoom, a free video conference service. We will be able to see and hear each other. All you need is a strong, stable internet connection and a quiet place to connect from. The link to Zoom and class materials will be sent when you sign up.

Class dates: Fridays April 20, May 4, 11, 25, June 22 and 29, with partnership practice sessions in between.

Class times:
3 p.m. US Eastern.
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Facilitator Beatrice Blake: I’ve been a Certified Focusing Trainer since 2000. I originally studied Focusing with Robert Lee, Joan Klagsbrun and Neil Friedman and went on to study Thinking at the Edge with its founder, Dr. Eugene Gendlin, and with Kye Nelson, Nada Lou and Evelyn Fendler Lee.

Peggy Smith was my first Nonviolent Communication teacher 2006. When I arrived in El Salvador in 2007, people were more attracted to NVC than Focusing, so I have used it as a doorway to teaching Focusing for the last 11 years.

NVC has given me confidence in dealing with conflict in my personal life. I love hearing examples of how it smooths and heals the lives of my students. NVC is a theory developed by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD. It teaches that all human beings have needs, and that our needs are beautiful because they motivate us to live fully. Anger arises when our needs are unmet. NVC teaches us to identify our needs and to express them clearly to others. NVC can be deepened and enhanced by getting the felt sense of situations, as we do in Focusing.

Cost: US$155. Sign up soon, because you’ll need time to order the textbook, Nonviolent Communication, a Language of Life, Third edition by Marshall Rosenberg.

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