Presence Practice (Portland, OR and ONLINE VIDEO)


"[Presence] practice has brought me healing [and] transformation and given me depths of trust, connection, and community that I’ve never experienced [before]." -- Bradford S., formerly of Portland, OR, (now facilitating Presence Practice groups in Reno, NV)


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How our "Broken Toes" Sabotage our Relationships


Having trouble living your values or "doing NVC" when you're upset?

Longing for more authentic connection with others? 

Seeking a place where you can Be and bring everything you are, and be held with deep compassion and respect?

Hungry for more understanding, awareness, and authentic choice in your life?

Willing to discover the hidden ways your own perceptions, words, and actions might be helping create what you don't want or enjoy?


Our Presence Practice Series is a profoundly safe place where you can connect with yourself and develop the "presence muscles" you need to be able to witness and hold your own and others' discomfort, distress, and reactivity with compassion, awareness, and response-ability -- the foundations of authentic choice.

Offered as a 5-week community experience, our Presence Practice Series is perfect for anyone with a basic sense of personal empowerment who's longing to develop a greater capacity for:

  • authentic connection with self, Life, and others
  • resonant empathy with self and others
  • mindfulness (awareness), presence, self-management, and choice
  • "turning towards" difficult emotions; receiving their revitalizing gifts; and releasing old, stuck pain and patterns from the past
  • discovering the hidden factors that are creating persistent, unresolved disconnection, conflict, or upset with other people;
  • genuinely meeting needs (your own and others') in a way that supports everyone's thriving
  • remaining at peace in the midst of even the most challenging circumstances (whether internal or external)

We learn and practice a variety of distinctions, tools, methods, and processes (guided by participants' requests and the facilitator's suggestions), including resonant empathy (including resonantly guessing feelings and needs), reflection, somatic expression, role-playing, the Inner Path, Inner Parts work, and others.

We are a deeply authentic, transparent community where you can BE and bring everything you are and receive compassionate support for regaining your authentic power and choice.

Visit for complete details.

Come join us. (And, welcome home.)





United States
45° 31' 23.0232" N, 122° 40' 35.3352" W

The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

NEW fundraising opportunity for US residents.