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Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Level 1: Foundation

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Space is Limited

To maximize interaction and provide you the best learning experience.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation is required 2 days in advance.

If you are unable to attend and do not cancel, you will be charged a courtesy fee of $50 or 10% of the class registraton fee, whichever is greater.


Every day is a new start. A new start to deepen your connections and relationships in all aspects of your life. Feel empowered and inspired to deepen your connection with yourself and others in ways that feels so good to everyone!  In this 6 week immersion you will take a-way a solid foundation in the basics of Nonviolent Communication consciousness and have lasting tools, ready ... to transform your world - one dialogue at a time.

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) aka Compassionate Communication is a practical and learnable process for communicating with empathy, honesty, confidence and compassion. Compassionate Communication supports creating a quality of connection with oneself and others in which everyone's needs are equally valued. This allows people to create strategies and meaningful solutions that resolve issues and deepen relationships in all aspects of life. Using NVC tools, participants will learn how to transform everyday day blame, shame, and critical expression into interactions that focus on mutual human needs.

Unique Learning Tool:

You will practice the context and learning shared in class in a very unique setting: You will be matched with a Learning Partner (LP).

With your LP you will discuss, debrief your fieldwork, get a deeper understanding of the concepts and consciousness and, most importantly, experience a sense of contribution, acceptance, accountability, mutuality, etc.

We know of LP connections so satisfying that they have been going on for years beyond the classes.


  • Learn how to connect with yourself more often to be aware of more choices and to create clarity to make effective decisions.
  • Express yourself with confidence, so that you get more of what you want in relationships and at a work and have your contributions recognized.
  • Listen skillfully to find common understanding and common ground, especially when the other person isn’t accessible.
  • Learn how to balance everyone’s needs, including your own!
  • Experience more fun as you connect with yourself and others.
  • Create a sense of inner peace and meaning in your life, which frees you up to implement your desires and dreams.

"Elana rocks! I have repeatedly used the concepts that I learned in her class.... to the benefit of my co-workers, family, friends, and myself! Elana has a way of unraveling the complexities of communication and encouraging honesty at depth. Greater compassion and deeper understanding emerged for me! Thank you, Elana!"

Rev. Sharon Ramey, Seattle WA

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