In Person NVC Immersion Program in Ann Arbor, MI

Saturday, October 08, 2022
01:00 pm
Saturday, January 07, 2023
End Time
5:00 pm
Number of sessions/meetings
Official training hours
16.0 hours
In person

United States

Main Topic
General NVC
Short description

Please join Lisa Gottlieb, MSW for an in-person NVC Immersion Program in Ann Arbor, MI beginning in October 2022, and finishing up with a final session in early January 2023. Share, learn and practice NVC in an empathic, welcoming and warm community with monthly meetings, empathy buddies and opportunities for optional empathy circle on-line gatherings.

This 4-month Immersion Program will focus on self-connection and acceptance, increasing comfort and ease in using NVC in daily life, and using practical tools to increase your NVC skills. It will support the development of clarity for how to move forward in your life with vitality, joy, agency, choice, and taking a stand for what you value in ways that make it easier for people to hear and understand you.
PLEASE NOTE: COVID vaccinations are required for all in-person gatherings.

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This 4 month in-person intensive program is geared for those with some beginning, basic understanding and experience in NVC, and is also appropriate for those with more skills and experience to broaden their learning while connecting with the local NVC community. When you register you will receive a handout packet of NVC material we will use in our gatherings, and a copy of Lisa’s ebooklet, Introduction to NVC: How to Navigate Your Life With More Grace, Ease and Peace which is helpful for newbies to NVC.

We will meet monthly for Saturday programming, from 1p-5p ET to build on familiar and new relationships, increase our NVC skills, bring more understanding to how we got to where we are, and consider options for how to move forward. Our final meeting in early January 2023 will focus attention on how to take what you are learning and bring it gracefully into the new year.  

PLEASE NOTE: COVID vaccinations are required for all in-person gatherings. 

Program Details

First Gathering:

  1. group connection,
  2. personal intention setting,
  3. effective boundaries,
  4. skills practice,
  5. empathy circle

Second Gathering: 

  1. group connection,
  2. empathy with discernment,
  3. skills practice,
  4. empathy circle

Third Gathering:

  1. group connection,
  2. authentic
  3. self-expression,
  4. skills practice,
  5. empathy circle

Fourth Gathering: 

  1. group connection,
  2. repairs,
  3. fine-tuning requests,
  4. moving forward with grace and your own authentic voice,
  5. empathy circle,
  6. closing


Saturdays: October 8, November 5, December 3, and January 7, 2023



Sliding scale based on ability to pay, with a suggested rate for the full program between $100-$300. Donations accepted if you would like to contribute more to a scholarship for someone else.


722 Soule Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103


Lisa Gottlieb, MSW, Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

Lisa is the founder of Compassionate Communication of Ann Arbor, and co-creator of Great Lakes NVC. Lisa is passionate about Compassionate-Nonviolent Communication and is deeply invested in supporting individuals, couples and families by teaching skills and offering tools to bring more ease, peace, connection and empathy into their lives. 

Lisa works with businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations, schools and other groups to find effective methods to improve communication with participants, staff and customers, solve problems and increase productivity and worker satisfaction.



Lisa has lived and worked in Ann Arbor, MI since the mid 1970s, raising her children and working for 20 years as a school social worker for Washtenaw Intermediate School District in a variety of programs, including the Court Involved Youth Program, where she initiated the facility's first vegetable gardens, and taught yoga and mindfulness. Lisa is a co-founder of Selma Cafe, a non-profit local food and breakfast party that supported sustainable agriculture from 2009-2015. Currently Lisa is dedicating all her work time to NVC education and coaching. Lisa is an avid weaver and knitter, loves spending time with her family and her 14 year old Jack Russell terrier, and traveling in beautiful northern Michigan.