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Training Details

Mindful Communication - Truth Without Blame




General NVC


In Person




Morrison, Jean

Date and Time

Fri, Feb 1, 2019 to Sun, Feb 3, 2019 — 2/1/19 ,Friday4pm - Sunday 2/3/19 2pm — Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)


Esalen Institue

55000 Hiway 1
Big Sur, California 93920
United States


The location for this workshop is world-renowned Esalen Institute on the central coast of California, on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. In addition to the 10 hours of experiential coursework, you will have ample time for delicious meals, soaking in mineral baths, or signing up for a massage (extra fee for this), hiking, swimming, browsing the bookstore, movement classes, meditating, or spending creative time in the Art Barn. Phones, newspapers, and computers are scarce; and quiet and beauty are abundant. Journaling and self-reflection time are encourage.

This is Jean's 15th year to provide trainings at Esalen, and her 28th year of providing trainings in various parts of the world. Jean, her assistant, and the collective group experience provide excellent support for each participant to learn and integrate the principles and practices of "A Language of LIfe."

In an interactive, supportive learning environment, we’ll discover old habits of mind and speech that produce distress and walls of separation, and explore and practice new habits that create compassion, connection, and healing within ourselves and with others. We’ll learn steps to liberate our thinking and reactions so that we transform anger, hurt, guilt, and disappointment into energy and expressions that revitalize our relationships and support our life's goals and challenges.

Who is it for

This workshop retreat is designed for adults.


  • Learn the process that LIBERATES OURSELVES FROM:
  • judging self and others
  • taking things personally
  • acting from fear, duty, obligation, and guilt
  • expressing ourselves honestly
  • hearing others’ pain without trying to fix them or taking what they say personally
  • creating new strategies that meet our core needs
  • becoming more effective at everything we do, including creating peace in the world

Registration Investment

the fees for this weekend retreat include the workshop, your food (3 meals/day plus beverages and snacks), and your lodging. There is a fee-range depending on the type of lodging you choose: from "sleeping bag dorm space" to premium rooms with ocean view

What to Bring

Comfortable, layered, casual clothing, walking shoes, rain gear (check the weather first!), bathing suit (optional), notebook/journal, camera

Registration, payment and deposit info.

please register with Esalen and make all of your arrangements with them.
Register online at:
or by phone: (888-837-2536) Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm, and Friday - Sunday 9am - 5pm. (All times are pacific time.) The most opportune time to call is after 2pm.
Questions for Jean?


Esalen Institute
Jean Morrison
Jean Morrison

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

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