Training Details

Connecting Compassionately: An Introduction to Nonviolent Communication




General NVC


In Person




Baran, Gary

Date and Time

Sat, Nov 4, 2017 — 9:30 am to 4:30 pm — Pacific Daylight Time (GMT-7)


Center for Spiritual Living

390 Vernal St
Eugene, Oregon 97401
United States


This training is for those new to Nonviolent Communication and those who wish to review the basics.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.(1934-2015), a clinical psychologist and founder of the Center for Nonviolent Communication. The process of NVC helps connect us with what is alive in ourselves and in others moment-to-moment, with what we or others could do to make life more wonderful, and with an awareness of what gets in the way of natural giving and receiving. NVC strengthens our ability to inspire compassion from others and respond compassionately to others and ourselves. NVC guides us to reframe how we express ourselves, how we hear others and resolve conflicts by focusing on what we are observing, feeling, needing, and requesting.

As a result of participating in this interactive training you can expect to be able to:
• Identify and avoid some common blocks to compassionate connection
• Distinguish between needs and wants
• Make clear requests in positive action language
• Say “No” in a way that will increase the chances of it being heard by another
• Express (and receive) gratitude in a fuller way than most of us have learned to do

About the workshop leader: Gary Baran has been a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication since 1996 and served as executive director of the Center from 1998 until 2006; a Professor Emeritus of Philosophy; a California licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (inactive); and a member of the board of directors of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication.

Registration Investment

$60 ($50 if received by October 25)

Registration, payment and deposit info.

REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is required for this workshop and enrollment will be limited to 20 participants. To register: Please mail check, payable to Gary Baran, to: 2777 Sorrel Way, Eugene, OR 97401. Please include YOUR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND EMAIL ADDRESS, and indicate the check is payment for the November 4th, 2017 workshop. You will receive a confirmation of your registration by email. If you would like more information or are registering within a week of the training, please email Gary at or call him at 541-343-3885 to be sure there is still space open. Refund policy: If you have registered and need to cancel, a full refund will be provided if you cancel by October 28th, 2017. No refund will be given thereafter.

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