NVC resources that include teachings about the "Protective Use of Force"
Mary Mackenzie

Mary Mackenzie

CNVC Certified Trainer from Long Beach, California, USA

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master's degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills.

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment's notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.

To reach Mary:
mary@nvcacademy.com
562.856.9417
or visit: www.nvcacademy.com or www.peaceworkshop.org 

Moving Out of the Hallway

Trainer Tip: The change you're looking for begins with a single step.
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Finding Ways to Meet Our Needs

Trainer Tip: There are many ways to meet a need. Open to new possibilities.
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Finding Reasons to Celebrate

Trainer Tip: Find ways to celebrate each day and enrich your life.

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Enjoyment Redefined

Trainer Tip: Mary reflects on the nature of happiness and its relationship to presence.

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No Sacrifices, Please

Trainer Tip: Mary explains why success isn't dependent upon another person's pain, by reaching for consensus instead of self-sacrifice.

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Change Happens

Trainer Tip: The needs we focus on meeting and the strategies we use to meet those needs change over time. Mary shares about the life-serving nature of change.

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Creating a Workshop Outline in 12 Easy Steps

For many people thinking about creating a workshop outline is overwhelming because they focus on the whole thing at once.  Breaking the process down to bite-size pieces eliminates much stress and overwhelm and brings fun and creativity to the process.  here's your step-by-step guide!.
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Taking Responsibility for Our Actions

Trainer Tip: Mary shares an experience about accepting responsibility for her actions and how that lead her to greater choice and freedom.

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Getting Past Our Judgments

Trainer Tip: Using NVC as a tool to transform our judgments can revolutionize our perceptions and relationships.

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Bringing the Topic of a Conversation Back to Your Needs

Trainer Tip: Sometimes the best way to get our need me is to first connect with the needs of another.

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