A Nine Month Immersion in EMPATHY PRACTICE AND EMPATHIC COMMUNITY including: developing a depth of connection to our own emotions and the ability to make aligned choices for ourselves; shifting out of patterns of blame and judgement; realigning our natural tendency to want to 'fix' into support through empathy; and being of service.
We all want to relate to ourselves and others with compassion and respect. We want to be caring of others, while not being “pushovers”. How do we honour and express what’s happening for us inside? Especially in situations with conflict or painful emotions.
KILN is a program for people who have been studying NVC (at least 20 days of training) and are eager to share it with others. It is an ideal support for those pursuing certification. It is a hands on opportunity for collaboration and learning how to step into the leadership role of a trainer. It offers a unique combination of experiences (eg. retreat, online calls, camp, and projects) within a supportive community of fellow learners. It is guided by an experienced and creative Certified Trainer and is supported by past members of the KILN program.
NVC is a world-renowned approach to relationships and conflict that has been helping people make peace in their families, workplaces, volunteer boards, communities and their countries for over 30 years. This offering is a deep immersion into principles and practice that will have a dramatic impact on you, those closest to you and those you collaborate with.
Transforming the relationship we have with ourselves can help us deepen our connections to our life partners, children, colleagues, neighbors, and even people that are sometimes "difficult to talk to".
Join us in Courtenay at the end of May to explore and shift habitual patterns of reaction, blame, expectations and disappointment! This is a foundations or refresher workshop for those interested in learning about Nonviolent Communication and the ways that it can shift and change our relationships with ourselves and others. Photo Credit: Brad Powell www.bpfoto.ca
This course dives further into the core practices of Inner Freedom. While NVC taps us into compassion and frees us from blame, it is also a powerful for approach for bringing forward the strength of our authentic voice.
Inner freedom is our ability to stay present, be creative, and respond consciously to life, no matter what the circumstances, guided by what matters to us most.
Are there decisions and changes taking place (or not taking place) in your community and in the world that you care about deeply? This workshop is designed for change-makers and explores NVC practices and principles that support social change.
Advocating is the fine art of navigating and finding spaces in systems of power, asserting oneself with respect, and strategically collaborating for change. This is a workshop for advocates of all kinds: caregivers for the elderly or ill, parents with children with unique needs, representatives of organizations, board members, spokespeople, social change activists.
Gabriola Island, BC
Passionate about sharing NVC? Come play, create, and connect with others with the same passion, all in a camp setting. Try out a new process/session/game, get feedback, and get new ideas. “Jammers” are invited to help host the Camp that follows after.
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC
This 3-day workshop introduces you to the core of NVC: a set of simple but profound ways to notice our inner life and the inner lives of others, and to compassionately connect to the common motivations and desires we all share.