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In the Spotlight:

NVC and Self-Compassion

This month, Trust is In the Spotlight. Without trust, how can relationships grow and thrive? Trust is the foundation, the strong roots that support connection and cooperation. 

Many think that speaking truth will actually create more disharmony in their relationships and thus make their lives more difficult. Kelly Bryson explains that without transparency, there can be no sense of ease, trust, or safety. 

Mary Mackenzie describes how to build trust in your practice groups and the signs that indicate a participant's need for trust isn't being met. You will also get the Keys To Building Trust After Broken Agreements, tips for Confronting with Care, and how to stay in a dialogue when you don't trust someone's "yes." 

Forming, Uniting and Nurturing NVC Communities


Barbara Larson, Deborah Bellamy, Jeff Brown, Kirsten Kristensen, Kristin Masters, Louise Romain and facilitated by Mary Mackenzie

Audio •  52 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
52 minutes

Please join us as we take a deeper look into this mysterious word, “community.” In this Trainer Dialogue recording, we explore the living process of creating, uniting and nurturing NVC communities so that they transcend yet sustain and empower their members.

Dealing with Loss: Coming Back to Life (3 Session Course)

Audio •  2 hours, 55 minutes • 
Intermediate Skill Level
2 hours, 55 minutes

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.

Thrive Together: An Inspired Exploration into the Vast World of Relationships

Course Recording •  40 hours • 

Course Recording
40 hours
  • Celebrate and nurture your relationship to the Earth — and each other! 
  • Explore your connections to family, partner, work, nature, self and more 
  • Discover new ways to grow in community and work together to make this world a better place  
  • Engage and immerse yourself in NVC while making new friends! 

Set your Intentions with Attention

Course Recording •  15 hours • 

Course Recording
15 hours
  • Inquire into your celebrations and mournings in four important categories of your life – body, heart, mind, and spirit – and "take stock" of how satisfied you are in these areas
  • Assess your current and past relationships to life, with an eye to leaning into intention setting for the next short (30 days) and midterm (6 months to 1 year) periods of time
  • Give and capture empathy for your future self, the self that revisits your intentions in 30, 180, and 360 days (this provides companionship for your future self)

Setting Intentions Instead of Resolutions

Audio •  8 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
8 minutes

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!

Dealing with Loss: Engaging with Someone’s Grief for the World

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
9 minutes

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.

Dealing with Loss: Speaking "No" in Fear of Backlash

Video •  9 minutes • 
Beginner Skill Level
9 minutes

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.