Communicate with Clarity, Power, and Compassion:
2019 NVC Dojo in Bellingham
An 11-session course in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
with Alan Seid, CNVC Certified Trainer
Saturday, Feb 9 10a-5p, and 10 consecutive Tuesdays 6-9p • $349 thru Feb 4/$449 after • Bellingham, WA
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A time-tested method for sharing power and mutual respect
The old paradigm is power-over.
And we are SO much more powerful with power-with.
Ways to create more authentic connection
How to listen and speak from a deeper part of our humanity.
Practice creating win-win solutions
From an expert in the field — a seasoned teacher who is frequently invited to facilitate and mediate.
A methodology for increasing inner clarity and self-empowerment
People who are self-responsible and connected to their deeper motivators are not easily manipulated.
And this is a paramount skill-set for anyone in a leadership position.
The NVC Dojo is an 11-Session, Skill-Building Intensive In Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
What is NVC?
NVC was named out of a sense of alignment with Gandhi's movement of truth-telling and compassion, and it is a world-famous, time-tested methodology for:
- creating mutual understanding without coercion,
- offering compassionate understanding to others (and knowing when and how to ask for it ourselves),
- creating exceptional personal and professional relationships,
- preventing and resolving misunderstandings and conflicts, and
- speaking our truth in a way that is more likely to lead to harmony than conflict.
- is live, in-person,
- is open to all levels,
- has limited space,
- will be held in or near Bellingham, WA (the location will be sent to you after you register).
The 11 sessions will take place in or near Bellingham, Washington, USA, on the following dates:
Saturday, February 9, (2019), 10a-5p (Kickoff)
+ 10 consecutive Tuesday evenings, 6-9p:
February 12, 19, 26
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16
...for a total of 36 hours of workshop time with a highly regarded Certified Trainer.
TBD – in or near Bellingham, WA
$349 if before Feb 4, 2019 (save $100).
We want everyone to be able to join–let us know if the cost is a barrier.
Your early registration gives us reassurance that we will have enough people to make the class viable—so it is worth it to us to offer you a discount for registering early.
Learn these Key Tools from a World-Renowned Trainer
Alan Seid has been a Certified Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2003.
He began studying with the founder of the process, Marshall Rosenberg, in 1995.
Alan has clients on every continent (except Antarctica), online subscribers in over 40 countries, and travels internationally offering trainings in English and Spanish.
Alan lives with his family in Whatcom County.
What People Are Saying:
"My personal relationships have been able to blossom as a result of my NVC training."
~ Carly Heying
Local community member, Previous participant
“My experience has been profoundly deep and very practical.”
Community Leader, Previous participant
“I have very high regard for Alan. My opinion is that he knows his stuff backwards and forwards, is creative in synthesizing understandings, and lives with ENORMOUS integrity. I find him to be very inspiring – and am encouraged that he represents the best of the next generation.”
~ Lucy Leu
CNVC Certified Trainer; Former President of the Board, Center for Nonviolent Communication; Author, Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group or Classroom Study
“My friendships and business relationships have been strengthened as a result of Alan’s teachings and insights.”
~Kim Reddington Entrepreneur, Technology Expert, Business Coach
Other local NVC opportunities!
We are offering several other courses in Bellingham, WA, in 2019!
Have limited resources? Want to support others to come? Contact us!
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Statement of Informed Consent from Alan Seid:
In this class I will tell stories from my own experience and use examples from my life when we role play or do individual exercises. I invite you to do the same. In the past, some participants have shared powerful experiences of breakthrough and healing. Others have shared stories and brought situations to role plays and exercises that involved painful, personal things like addiction, abuse, and relationships in trouble. Some have chosen to share less intense celebrations and situations from their lives at home and work. Some chose to share little or nothing and learn instead by listening and writing.
Because we use real-life examples some participants feel surprised by their experiences in class beyond learning. Some say they found comfort and support and their needs for connection, belonging and community were met. Other people felt surprised, uncomfortable and/or confused by the closeness and personal nature of stories because they valued privacy or were hoping for a less emotional experience.
While you have no control about what others choose to share about themselves, the choice about when and how much to share about your own life is yours alone. Similarly, you alone determine if and when you have contact with classmates outside of class. When we meet I expect you to take care of yourself. Feel free to leave the room, or ask someone to leave with you for empathic support. Please contact me immediately if you feel uncomfortable with anything happening in the class. If you find yourself struggling outside of class and needing support, I encourage you to contact a licensed therapist (let me know if you would like a referral).
Finally, I want to describe my expectations around maintaining an atmosphere of safety and trust while promoting learning. Participants are welcome to share their learning with others and tell stories about what they hear and learn in class. When sharing other people’s stories, however, each of us must do it in a way that makes it impossible for anyone to connect the story with that person. Use no names, details or identifiers that would allow someone to make the connection. Also, if there is something you would like your classmates to keep confidential (not share with anyone else) I trust you will make that request clear and honor that request when it is made by others.
If the class sounds like a good fit, welcome aboard. If not, consider other ways of learning NVC including:
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