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 A little "taste"

Below you will find a small foretaste of the topics in our 

 10 - month LearINg in CommUNITY program

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Kathleen Macferran

Intro to the Art and Practice of Key Differentiations of NVC

Key Differentiations are foundational to the understanding and practice of Nonviolent Communication.

They help us expand our awareness and see possibilities that shape our world.

Reflecting on key differentiations and applying them to specific situations builds skills and choice that help us live in alignment with our values.

This introduction will tap into the purpose, framing and application of these central principles of Nonviolent Communication.

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Yoram Mosenzon

What is Mourning and how to do it? ​ This question was living in me for about 15 years as a complete mystery. ​

Very slowly I collected meaning, understanding and skills into how to meaningfully navigate (myself and others) when pains are living in us.

This session will be dedicated to my love for pain, and the trust in the body’s intelligence

Inside my head there is a voice, a voice that speaks all the time. As I am a jackal educated human being, this voice speaks to me in jackal language, and this highly highly affects my being and my life.

In my head, to myself, is where I am most violent, this is the center of my suffering- how my brain is speaking with myself all day long- it disconnects me from my power and creativity.


This session is dedicated to the ‘game of my life’-skills in caressing my inner jackals.

I used to do anything I could in order to prevent hurt, and hurt kept on happening...

Especially in close relationships. Walking on eggshells trying not to hurt had a painful side effect- it puts my own honesty / presence away.

My focus is slowly moving from ‘doing anything I can not to hurt people’ to ‘being me, and having the skills to welcome hurt when it comes’.

I find it precious- taking any leadership role (Being a parent, a teacher, a manager, organizer….) will bring more hurt to hold.

I can’t imagine fulfilling the dreams behind any leadership role I take without having the skills to connect in hurt.

This session will be dedicated to the skills in navigating such a dialogue: as in daily life as well as in offering 1 on 1 sessions (Healing dialogue Role Play)

Healing Dialogue

Speaking with myself compassionately

The Art of Mourning

David Weinstock

On our first day we will take the time to welcome one another and set our intentions to establish a safe, respectful and enjoyable training space for learning together over time.

Living life fully begins with knowing deeply what you care about.

This is the organizing principle and inspiration for embodying new skills and where we begin.

David will present an overview of his somatic approach to NVC, its basic principles and offer some experiential practices for connecting with the consciousness and qualities underlying this compassionate discipline.

“Becoming What You Need” sets the foundation for learning NVC in community in ways that synchronize language, emotions, and actions through meaning.

Organizing from within to empower word and action as we train over time to “become” more integrous, empathic, honest, kind, present, accepting, all in alignment with our deepest needs.


This work is  deeply moving as it gently attunes us to the signals of our bodies and a present, direct, immediate experience of the life we are living.  

The foundation of deep practice begins with looking inward.

Such practices can--and often do--touch the grief that we feel when our actions don’t match up with who we wish to be, and they also illuminate the incremental shifts to celebrate as we bring our whole selves into alignment, anchored in the language of our hearts.

Together we will:

1.    Come back, time and time again, to rediscover what we love about the paths that we are choosing.

2.    Notice and work with the anxiety held in old embodied reactions and  strategies that we have historically practiced in our lives.

3.    Choose enlivening practices that support what we deeply care about now and who we wish to become. 4.  Through deliberate, committed practice over time, cultivate resources for connecting more capably, easily and enjoyably to.

Practice, Practice and more Practice Practice

is where the rubber meets the road.

 This time will be organized around practicing together, partner practice, groups and whole group experiential learning.


In practice we will come back, time and time again, to rediscover what we love about the paths we are choosing.  


It is through deliberate, committed, intentional practice over time, we come face to face with the history we’ve embodied, our deeper self, our greatest gifts, and the motivation to stay the course of becoming the person we choose to be.

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Jihan McDonald

“NVC Beyond Communication”

“Both nonviolence and communication are much larger than the words that we do or don't say; in fact, the vast majority of our communication is nonverbal.

So what does this mean for NVC practitioners?

In this workshop we will explore how NVC can be understood as a consciousness, a capacity, and also as a culture so that we can more fully embody our commitment to the practice and ensure we are communicating nonviolently at all levels of our being”. 

Mobilizing Power/Shame in Power Dynamics

While most often understood as an emotion, shame is actually a physiological response that has a specific message from our nervous systems, and therefore a specific wisdom to offer us as guidance in our NVC practice. Shame is not socially neutral and the contemporary societies we live in often activate and

weaponize shame as a tool of oppression and control.

To effectively meet shame without "being shamed" by it calls for us to be deeply grounded in our sense of power and capacity for beneficial change. In this workshop we'll explore how shame is experienced and projected, how to meet shame with compassion and care, and how being shamed can be reclaimed as an experience that brings us closer to our humility and capacity for meaningful self-development.

Sarah Peyton

Do you often find yourself consumed or taken over by others in your relationships?

Does it sometimes seem like you don’t have your own life or that you exist on the outskirts looking in?

Our earliest experiences of relationships shape our brains.

They tell us who to fall in love with, who to be friends with, how we should expect to be treated, and often create a limited idea about what is possible for us.

Join Sarah Peyton on a journey into self-understanding, affection, and kindness as we make our way through the complicated world of relationships.

Are you ever ambushed by the sudden appearance of a difficult memory?

Or do you have friends, participants or practice group members who are sometimes triggered by things that have happened in the past?

Do you wish that you knew what to do to help yourself or others in these moments?

With a solid understanding of the neuroscience of NVC and of trauma, you can now know with certainty what to do and how to help.

Join Sarah Peyton for a session that will leave you with the skills and experiences to be a gentle and trauma-informed NVC practitioner and teacher.

 Learning Community:
Welcome and Preparations to Begin!

2 Weeks, 14 days, 45 min per day.
Becoming What You Need: Foundations

 Community time: Integration Practice

Patterns of Attachment and Intimacy: How NVC Heals our Brains

This is only a taste !

Many more workshops are part of this diverse program !

Trauma-Informed NVC: Caring for Ourselves and Each Other in our Practice

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