Jim & Jori Manske

Jim & Jori Manske

CNVC Certified Trainers from Maui, Hawaii, USA

For more than 41 years, Jim and Jori Manske have been partners in both in life and work. As co-creators of peaceworks, they offer training, mediation, facilitation, organizational development, consulting and mentoring. They have been working with a variety of businesses, community groups, government, NGO's, private groups and individuals for decades. They are both Certified Trainers for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) and have been leaders in offering NVC to the world.

They co-authored Pathways to Liberation: A Matrix of Self-Assessment along with two colleagues, a tool used globally by those seeking to become certified trainers.

Currently living in Haiku on Maui, Jim and Jori are board members of the Network for Nonviolent Communication, a 501c3. They offer several online trainings and support certification candidate pods weekly and monthly and enjoy contributing to the growing NVC communities in Asia.

More information at radicalcompassion.com or call 1-505-228-8734

Want ideas on how to more easily build resilience and navigate life's challenges? Listen in as Jim and Jori review their 4-Step Gratitude Practice and their 60 Challenge Practice, too!

Trainer Tip: NVC-based social change naturally emerges from “a certain kind of spirituality”, a quality of spiritual clarity. Intuitions and impulses arising from spiritual clarity are more likely to support sustainable systems. Read on for how to bring more of this in, and ways to transform your complaint into commitment.
Trainer Tip: Tap into feelings, needs and requests for greater self connection with the six steps in this worksheet.
This exercise explains four stages of the "Need Cycle": Fulfilled, Emerging, Urgent, Satisfying. It asks us to consider, connect and identify needs, feelings and where we are in the Need Cycle. Then it prompts us to remain mindful of the need for sustenance as we move through the cycle, noticing the subtle shifts in your physical sensations and emotions.
Recalling Krishnamurti, Marshall referred to the capability of distinguishing observation vs observation mixed with evaluation as "the highest form of human intelligence." Read on for an exercise to help practice the skill of observation in combination with mindful walking.
Here are two practices for connecting with "request energy". One of them helps us practice in the moment (7 steps). The other one helps us connect to ourselves (11 steps).
Here's a practice for cultivating more awareness of our thinking and choices, when our feelings and thoughts become stimulated.
Here's a five-step 30 day practice to cultivate gratitude, using the practice of observations, needs, feelings, presence, vitality, awareness of contribution, sharing power and interdependence.

Jim and Jori discuss the root of Nonviolent Communication, needs consciousness. Participate in guided processes to deepen your own needs consciousness.

  • Meets on the fourth Saturday of most months
  • Experience a taste of living within an empathic community
  • Enjoy short yet powerful training / practice sessions with our trainers
  • Learn concrete skills and steps for practicing compassion and leadership
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