Aug 25-26 (Thurs & Fri) Stepping into Living Compassion with Kristin Masters
Aug 27-28 (Sat & Sun) Deepening Living Compassion with Robert Gonzales
Each day will run from 9:30-6, with a 90 minute lunch in the midday, except Sunday, which ends at 4pm.
In this non residential retreat you will be joined by a circle of like-minded people seeking support and practice in new ways of holding their inner experience.
Slow, conscious, deliberate and deep, Robert's approach and processes access that space where we can be with the fullness and beauty of our needs and at home in our lives regardless of the conditions we're living with.
If you appreciate the perspective Nonviolent Communication has brought to your life, then accompany us for this opportunity to deepen your practice of living compassion.
The workshop will include:
• Developing an embodied awareness of compassion and authenticity
• Deepening awareness of the beauty of needs
• The inner work of cultivating deep compassion
• Bringing our truth and care into the relational space with others through authentic dialogue
• Transforming the pain of unmet needs through 'natural mourning' into a felt connection with the beauty of needs
Your Attendance Options
If you have some NVC under your belt, and know that you're interested in more of it applied to what happens inside of you, but haven't yet gotten the opportunity to take a workshop with Robert, then it is likely that either option A (Aug 25-26) or option C (Aug 25-28, the whole deal) will work well for you.
If you have both NVC and exposure to Robert's work under your belt, and would like a chance to explore processes and practices that you might not have been exposed to yet, then it is likely that option B (Aug 27-28, Robert Gonzales, assisted by Kristin Masters) will work well for you. You are completely welcome to join us for option C (Aug 25-28, the whole deal), though you might be repeating some of the processes from former retreats in the option A portion. If you've got what it takes for this option, and would love more company to practice with, consider sending friends, family and empathy buddies to the whole deal, and join us for the weekend only.
Your Guides to Living Compassion:
Robert Gonzales' passion is in the spirituality of compassionate communication. He sees compassionate communication both as a process that helps us connect more authentically with ourselves and others, and as a spiritual practice and a way of living.
Robert received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He met Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication in 1985, and has been offering Nonviolent Communication training in some form since 1986. His original training is as a licensed psychotherapist.
Robert is one of a team of NVC trainers, the NVC Training Institute, who offer in-depth and continuing NVC training in the United States and Europe. read more
Kristin Masters is an NVC trainer and helped found Nonviolent Communication Santa Cruz in 2004. For nearly twenty years, Kristin has been a leader and trainer of diversity issues and believes that we can heal the hurts we've suffered in our domination society.
"Robert's approach to NVC Inner Work has radically impacted my ability to stay engaged with life, to transform painful messages in myself, to live vulnerably.As a long time student of Robert's, I bring my own energy and creativity to this work. I highly recommend this opportunity to come to Santa Cruz and grow your own inner work. I'll be there supporting you, too, to live in compassion and clarity."
Art of Communication is dedicated to sharing the philosphy of Nonviolent Communication as a method for facilitating deeper connections within individuals and communities.
Our trainings have served over 10,000 individuals and hundreds of organizations, schools, businesses, and churches in Santa Cruz, Monterey, and in the greater Bay Area. Our physical location is the Conference Room of the Arts Council Santa Cruz located at the Tannery building, 1060 River Street.
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