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NVC (Nonviolent Communication) Weekend

  • North Fork 53 77282 Oregon 53 Nehalem, OR, 97131 United States (map)

NVC (Nonviolent Communication) Weekend

Would you like to be more skillful in communicating and connecting with your partner, your kids, your co-workers, the folks on your Facebook feed? Would you like to be able to skillfully reduce conflicts and be able to live in harmony with those around you whether you agree with their political views or not? Do you long to bridge the gaps that keep us from living in a more peaceful world? NVC offers simple and effective techniques to be in relationship with yourself, your feelings and others that is genuine, authentic and compassionate. A must have skill for today's world!

The NVC Weekend is intended for those with beginning and/or intermediate NVC skills who would like to become grounded in the NVC practice.  Workshops will emphasize lots of role plays, hands-on training and coaching starting with basic skills and moving to more intermediate topics. We will even get to practice the NVC of social media and NVC modeled through the Japanese martial art of Aikido!

Cost is $150 per person for the weekend (Includes organic farm meals from Friday eve- Sunday lunch) On site lodging is available for additional cost for students who would like to stay the weekend at the coast. Nightly Lodging Rates depend on private or shared rooms. Please inquire. 


Friday evening:

How to conduct a weekly NVC practice group

Saturday morning:

Where did NVC come from, and what gives it its juice?

Compassionate awareness

Basic OFNR (Observation, Feeling, Need, Request) skills

Saturday afternoon:

Steps That Help With Upset

Core Beliefs

Healing Old Pain

Pain Transformation

Sunday morning:

Living Energy of Needs

NVC and Social Media

NVC and Aikido

Other topics as needed

It is highly recommended that participants have some literacy in NVC that they can build upon during the weekend.  Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s book “Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life” is a great place to start.

Originally developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, NVC has grown worldwide with hundreds of certified and other trainers bringing NVC to practice groups of individuals, businesses, classrooms and other institutions. More information about NVC can be found at:


Chuck Powers has been practicing and integrating Nonviolent Communication consciousness since 2004, and is grateful for many teachers and influences, including:  Marshall Rosenberg, LaShelle Charde, Susan Skye and Sadie Scabarozi.  A graduate of Susan’s Pacific Leadership NVC Training program, Chuck has been a member of and facilitated several practice groups, and was on the board and past treasurer of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication.  A Zen practice also informs and supports his NVC practice.  Father of two and a grandfather, Chuck works by day as a CPA and lives in Vancouver, Washington.


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Later Event: March 30
Healing Arts Faire