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NVC Discovery Weekend: A Comprehensive Introduction

April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - April 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm PDT

Led by Kat Stansell and Thom Bond, Founder and Educational Director of the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication


About the Weekend
A Comprehensive Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
The Discovery Weekend takes us from the very beginning concepts of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to a deeper understanding of the purpose, meaning and implications NVC has in our lives and in the world. We will practice responding and communicating consciously by expressing and hearing, based on an awareness of our own and other people’s needs.

Participants are offered a deeper understanding and experience of this new generation of communication skills, and establish a clear idea of what NVC is and what it is not. Through exercises, demonstrations, role-plays and more, participants will have first hand experience practicing and ultimately developing skills to bring back into their daily lives.


-Spend more time in connection with others (& yourself)

-Experience less painful and shorter conflicts

-Move from conflict to mutual strategies

-Have more awareness of your needs, wants and desires

-Have your needs expressed and understood

-Increase congruence between your values and actions

-Translate judgments into dialogues & requests

-Increase harmony and understanding among others

-Stay more centered, open and effective in conflicts

-Have more fun, joy and pleasure


-Observation and Evaluation

-Feelings and Thoughts

-Needs and Strategies

-Hearing No

-Saying No

-Requests and Demands


-Self Empathy

-Difficult Conversations

-What is NVC Consciousness?

Schedule Layout

Friday 7:00 PM – 9:15PM
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM, with optional 6:30-8:00 PM on Saturday *see note

*(Note: There will also be an optional hour and a half session for Q&A and to support participants who would like to complete the assignment for that evening together. This will take place on
Saturday, 6:30-8:00 PM following a 1.5 dinner break.)


East Bay Community Foundation
James Irvine Conference Center, Suite 359
359 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612


First Time Participant – $390

Reviewer Rate (have participated in a previous DW) – $290

*No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. For more information about financial solutions, please contact coursecoordinator@nycnvc.org.

Suggested Experience

Participants should have some idea of what NVC is. Recommendations include attending an “Art and Science of Getting Along” NVC Introduction, reading the beginning of Marshall Rosenberg’s book: Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life and/or visiting www.theexercise.org.



April 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
April 9, 2017 @ 4:30 pm
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Kat Stansell


East Bay Community Foundation
359 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Suite 359
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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