Apply compassionate communication in everyday life - Every Wednesdays Mar 29 to May 3 4:30- 6:30 PM PDT on Zoom

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
04:30 pm
Wednesday, May 03, 2023
End Time
6:30 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
Official training hours
12.0 hours
Online training


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You have done some NVC training but would need support to continue integrating it in your life? Join this group!

We will start by a session of 2 by 2 empathy, and then we will explore the theme of the day, a specific NVC skill, through exercises and conversations.
You will be accompanied by two experienced facilitators, Myriam Verzat (Certified trainer, Canada) and Fernanda Siles (Nicaragua)
The themes are: self-warmth, risking my importance, healthy boundaries, acknowledging and accepting what is, communication in intimacy and fulfilling friendships.
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You have done some NVC training but would need support to continue integrating it in your life? Join this group!

We will start by a session of 2 by 2 empathy, and then we will explore the theme of the day, a specific NVC skill, through exercises and conversations.

You will be accompanied by two experienced facilitators, Myriam Verzat and Fernanda Siles.

4:30 to 6:30pm Pacific Time

Meet the trainers:


Session 1: Self-warmth

A step further in our self empathy practice is to grow a warm relationship with ourselves. Inspired by the work of Sarah Peyton, we will explore some ways to bring resonance to the way we engage with our own selves.

Session 2:  Risking my importance

We each have unique gifts to offer the world that would contribute to make life more wonderful for ourselves and others. In this session we will explore what self-beliefs and fears prevent us from offering our communities the best of us, and how to listen to the deeper needs to overcome them and shine.

Session 3: Identifying my boundaries - Saying no

We will explore boundaries from the framework offered by Prentis Hemphill -practitioner and teacher of healing justice and embodied practices of transformation: "Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously". Boundaries as a possibility to create space for more self-connection and love. We will practice hearing and saying No with an open heart.

Session 4: Acknowledging what is 

“It shouldn’t be this way!” Life is constantly presenting us with situations we don’t want, with disappointment around the idea of what should be happening but is not.

In this workshop, we will explore how to liberate ourselves from the “should” through mourning. We will try to tap into the freedom of letting go and the gifts of what is.

Session 5: Communication in intimacy

We will guide and accompany you through an individual exploration around: What comes up for you around communication and intimacy? How can NVC support us in expanding what is possible?

Session 6: Fulfilling friendships

Bringing some love and attention to our meaningful friendships. We will share sweet spots and common challenges of friendships and practice empathy in specific real-life scenarios.


Commitment:  To create a sense of continuity of working together, we are asking participants to register for the 6 sessions. 
You will receive the Zoom link upon registration. The session are highly interactive using break out rooms and allowing lots of space for life examples.


$150-$350 for 6 sessions.

We want to host those event so that everyone who wants can participate. Please let us know if you would like to explore special arrangement. You can chose any amount between $150 and $350 by selecting "I have a special arrangement" and adding the donation for the amount you would like to contribute. No one will be turned away because of money.

Here is some considerations to decide how much you wish to contribute (source:
Consider paying less on the scale if you.
– are supporting children or have other dependents
– have significant debt
– have medical expenses not covered by insurance
– receive public assistance
– have immigration-related expenses
– are an elder with limited financial support
– are an unpaid community organizer
– are a returning citizen who has been denied work due to incarceration history

Consider paying more on the scale if you:
– own the home you live in
– have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
– travel recreationally
– have access to family money and resources in times of need
– work part time by choice
– have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, I ask you to recognize this as a choice.

** This group is now open to anybody who has done at least 12 hours of NVC training in person or online. **

Your facilitators:

Fernanda Siles


B.A in Sociology by the Central American University (UCA, Nicaragua).
Fernanda has worked on social research since 2010, in topics such as political participation, psychosocial accompaniment and gender. She is passionate for popular education, art and communication. These passions drove her to study Theater of the Oppressed in Guatemala with the Central American Network of Theater of the Oppressed in 2012. Ever since, Fernanda has worked- independently and collectively- facilitating creative learning experiences that stimulate individual and social transformation.
She started her exploration with Nonviolent Communication in 2017 with Farthest Shore in Canada. That same year, she participated in the International Intensive around NVC, Power, Privilege and the Body held in San Francisco, California. Since then, she has organized and facilitated more than 600hrs with groups in Nicaragua, especially youth and teachers. She has also being part of the creation of a community of practice in her country.

Myriam Verzat


Myriam is a CNVC ( certified trainer in NonViolent Communication based in Nanaimo, BC, Canada. She has a Master’s degree in communication, a certificate in environmental education and five years of training and sharing NonViolent Communication. She shares her passion for NVC with individuals, schools and organizations around British Columbia and beyond. Her dream is to empower organizations and individuals to build a more compassionate and sustainable world. She is also a dancer and a nature lover.To know more about her, visit:

“Myriam is a deeply intuitive NVC workshop facilitator. She spends just enough time on the theoretical aspects interspersed with many experiential exercises and real-life examples. I found her knowledge of NVC and many available NVC resources totally empowering. Myriam also shared some examples of her own personal journey which put me at ease right away. In doing this, she creates a completely safe space. Because of her background in dance and theatre, she is skilled at connecting to her body cues and feeling her emotions somatically which is so inspiring. Through her patient and constructive guidance, I learned to bring more awareness to my emotions and needs in the present moment. I learned that every time I am am able to connect with and express my true feelings and needs, I will build momentum for my authentic self and resilience.” Geneviève Layton-Cartier