NVC for Flowing Relationships

Start Date *
Wednesday, June 6, 2019 6:00 pm America/Denver -06:00
Number of sessions/meetings
Check in before dinner at 6:00pm Wednesday. Ends after 1:00 lunch on Sunday.
Official training hours
30.0 hours
In person

60 Miles East of Salem, Oregon at Breitenbush Hot Springs
5300 Breitenbush Rd
Detroit, OR 97342
United States

Main Topic
General NVC
Offered by
Additional Trainers
Contact Email
Contact Phone Number
+1 360 357 4503

FRED SLY and LIV MONROE will tailor this workshop to you. Using Nonviolent Communication, they will provide you with the tools, practice, and capacities you need to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships. We will combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into capacities you can take home. During this workshop you will have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief.  Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends, or with intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.  

This experiential retreat will support you to integrate the practical tools of Nonviolent Communication through practice, story, understanding, play, demonstration, and a heart-connected approach which could profoundly change the way you experience life.

In a atmosphere of trust, transform relationship and personal patterns such as blaming, criticizing and self-doubting that interfere with intimacy and friendship; build skills that help you meet your needs for respect, appreciation, nurturing communication and more. Imagine living closer to your authentic self on a daily basis? Being able to stay present and empathically connected to someone’s heart even in painful or difficult moments?

This is a unique opportunity to do something for yourself in a natural paradise?  You will be nurtured by gentle people serving delicious vegetarian meals, hiking options in an old-growth forest, and many choices for soaking in hot springs overlooking a natural meadow and mighty river.

Liv Monroe and Fred Sly are both CNVC certified trainers.

Liv is a long term member of "Northwest Compassionate Communication," She provides community, family, and court ordered mediations. Since 1999 she has been teaching NVC to school staff and students of all ages, organizations and businesses, families and the general public.  She lives in a cohousing community in Olympia, Washington.  

Fred Sly has provided NVC trainings to a broad diversity of individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations since beginning his relationship with Nonviolent Communication in 2000. He provides mediation as well as NVC trainings throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver area.  Since 2002 he has been offering NVC in prisons. He founded the Oregon Prison Project, which offers trainings in six Oregon Prisons (including Oregon State Penitentiary) and one post-release program.  Fred completed a doctorate in Psychology, with a focus on the power of empathy in reducing violence in our lives.

This workshop is for Beginning to Advanced Nonviolent Communication practitioners. Before attending please read "Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life" by Marshall Rosenberg and/or attend a workshop introducing Nonviolent Communication. For more information and other possibilities contact Fred or Liv.  You can reach Fred at  fsly@pacific.net or 503-953-0333.  You can reach Liv at livmonroe@gmail.com or 360-357-4503. Liv is offering free introductory trainings in Olympia on 2/4/19, 3/21/19, and 5/21/19. 

Workshop Tuition: $350 ($320 if paid by April 1). Room & Board costs vary for 4 nights, 12 meals and use of facilities: $326 with own tent, $382 in Breitenbush tent, $406 in lodge room, $514 in cabin, or $640 in cabin with bathroom. Call Liv to reserve your space.

DEPOSIT and PAYMENT: A deposit of the full Room and Board amount plus $50 will hold your place. The remainder is due upon arrival  06/05/2019.

To register call Liv to choose accommodations, 360-357-4503. Then click on the Link above or go directly to www.nwcompass.org, scroll to June 5, 2019, click on this workshop and complete the registration form.

Bring bedding including sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels (or reserve a bedding set. The cost is $19 for one person, $26 for two in one bed).  Also bring writing materials. Swimming suits are not required in the natural hot pools.