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From Shame to Vulnerability

Shame can be your best friend
You can navigate a shame attack and make it work for you!

  • Discover how to transform and integrate shame triggers
  • Learn to handle requests you have been too embarrassed to make
  • Untangle shame from fear and open yourself up to vulnerability
  • Delve into what shame is and how our cultures keep it alive

Tuesdays, June 1 - June 22 (four sessions)
9:00 - 11:00am Pacific (California) time

Registration Fee
NVC Library Members 20% Discount - $154
Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.


Shame has gotten a bad reputation. And no wonder, as it seems to get in the way of courage, intimacy, and excitement, and becomes an obstacle in many people's lives.

But it doesn't have to be that way.

Shame CAN actually become your best friend if you handle it through the lens of your need for belonging, acceptance, and dignity.

During this course, we will redeem the life-serving purpose of shame! We will explore the reasons why the man behind NVC, Marshall Rosenberg, gave the following advice: "never do anything to avoid shame."  We will also look at how you may reclaim your power and choice instead of letting shame decide the limits of your life-space. For example, if I dream of singing in front of others and I don't because I feel too embarrassed, it is not the shame itself that stops me from singing, it is my unwillingness and maybe my inability to embrace and transform the feelings of shame into something beneficial.


  • Discover your triggers of shame and how to transform and integrate them
  • The Compass of Needs: learn how to navigate a shame attack and make good use of it
  • How to handle requests you are usually too embarrassed to make
  • Learn how to recognize other people's shame
  • How to connect with others when they are trapped in shame avoidance patterns
  • Understand that shame is a feeling, that it is only one aspect of your biology as well as a part of the culture you live in
  • Uncover your vulnerability by disentangling shame from fear
  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
What Happens After I Register?

When you register, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your course. All registrants will receive access to recordings. Recordings will display images of active speakers only.

Dates & Times
June 1 9:00am – 11:00am Pacific (California) Time
June 8 9:00am – 11:00am Pacific (California) Time
June 15 9:00am – 11:00am Pacific (California) Time
June 22 9:00am – 11:00am Pacific (California) Time
Liv Larsson

About Liv Larsson

CNVC Certified Trainer from Sweden

Liv Larsson is the author of 21 books. She has been a Certified trainer for Center for Nonviolent Communication since 2002 and an educator since 1992. Liv is also a mediator mainly working with conflicts between the indigenous group in Scandinavia, the Same and forest and mining industries. She holds a masters degree in Literature and Creative writing.

Giving trainings all over the world on different themes and for different audiences since twenty years. Embracing Shame, empathy, vulnerability and power is at the core of all Livs work. She is a mother of a growing teenager, is...