Kristin Masters

Kristin Masters

Kristin Masters is a CNVC Certified Trainer who is committed to creating a world that works for everyone. She has long been a group facilitator and diversity trainer, and loves helping groups find ways of moving more easily toward the goals of the good work they’re doing.

NVC came to Kristin via her friendship with Jean Morrison and collaboration on the Alternatives to Violence Project at San Quentin Prison. NVC seemed like a smart addition to the conflict resolution work Kristin was already engaged in, and as the director of the City of Santa Cruz’s community center, she incorporated it into staff trainings. NVC took on a more personal meaning when it saved her relationship from a harsh stuck place. Kristin happily took on the role of board chair for NVC Santa Cruz upon its formation, and has never looked back.

For nearly twenty years, Kristin has been a leader in diversity issues, believing we can heal the hurts we've suffered in our domination society. She joined and led a local chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, building community around fighting oppression. She anticipates great joy in the future of applying NVC to social change and healing. She also utilizes Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects, incorporating empowerment, mourning and action.

Website: NVC Santa Cruz

How have have you suffered by making resolutions, and not going as far with them as you wanted? Join Kristin in setting three intentions instead of resolutions: one for your body, one for a close relationship, and one for the larger world!

Have you been struggling with deep feelings (your own or others) around the United States’ turbulent gun control issues? Kristin’s gentle, thoughtful, and direct exploration and discussion may offer you both comfort and relief.

When faced with someone’s grief for the world, how do you engage with them in a way that is informed? In this session, Kristin suggests exploring what they might be grieving… what they’re afraid of losing… and what it is that they love.

How do you speak your “No” when you fear retribution or a backlash, and all you want is love and protection? Listen in as Kristin leads participants through a unique process designed to help you feel less afraid and enable you to more easily cope with feelings of overwhelm, grief, or even anger.

This gentle, healing telecourse recording will assist you in unearthing feelings and issues that have become tangled up with loss, enabling you to face whatever is blocking your grief.

The first session of this course is available for all to listen to and enjoy.

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