Mudita Oakland NVC Practice Group with Mair Alight

Join meetup group and RSVP at We are learning & practicing and sharing our experience in a way that is building community of trust. Two words brought forward, discussed and experienced at our December 20, 2011 meeting: 1. Geborgenheit = a sweet sense of home/belonging,the kind of existential belonging that says,"Yes, I belong here in the Universe." 2. Mudita (Pāli and Sanskrit: मुदित) in Buddhism is joy. It is especially sympathetic or vicarious joy, the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people's well-being. We decided to name this NVC Practice Group the Mudita Oakland Nonviolent Communication Practice Group. Benefits to participants: Increasing understanding about the cause of anger (Hint: It's never the other person.) Changing the way that you speak so that you are more likely to be heard Changing the way you listen so that others are more likely to be heard Increasing harmony, cooperation, joy and ease in all your relationships (Including the way that you treat yourself) Dec. 20th Mair shared and we discussed: Every moment you have a choice to: 1. Unconsciously react compelled by your programming....OR 2. Consciously act impelled by your needs/values (what's important to you). Description: Mair offers NVC in a unique way, focused on practical applications and having fun in sharing; using games, role plays, real plays, dyads, fishbowls, songs, stories, poetry, exercises. Mair's intention is to challenge each person (including self) to their learning edge while offering nurturing support. Mair has co-written a children's NVC Coloring Book "Compassionate Underwear Bear", and developed a game she has titled "Jackal Cafe & Another Way", inspired by the Dance Floors created by Judy Morin, John Cunningham, Gina Lawrie and Bridget Belgrave. Mair has studied NVC-based Mediation with John Kinyon and Ike Lasiter, and developed her own style she calls "No-Fault Mediation". Foundational in that style are two operating principles: 1. The slower we go, the farther we get....faster. 2. The less we hear, the more we understand. Mair is a Certified International Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, BayNVC Ambassador and Collaborative Trainer. Mair has participated in the Bay NVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), and has received training directly since 2000 from Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication. Mair's CNVC Certification Assessor was Robert Gonsalez in 2005. " I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others." - Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (PayNVC) "I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity." – Ike Lasater, "Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully. Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping. It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change." Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center of Nonviolent Communication (


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