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Northwest NVC Conference & Festival

  • West Sound Academy 16571 Creative Drive Northeast Poulsbo, WA, 98370 United States (map)

How Do We Do This Human Thing?

Northwest Nonviolent Communication Conference & Festival
Saturday, Oct 1 & Sunday, Oct 2, 10am-4pm
West Sound Academy (Poulsbo, WA, USA)

Get the skills you need to navigate relationships in ways that really work!

NW Compassionate Communication and NVC Trainer Candidate Community Path participants are excited to bring you two days of exploration, training, and practice in the consciousness, skills and practice of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a toolkit for deep self connection, real compassion, and the ability to transform our conflicts into opportunities for understanding, efficiency and connection. With over 15 trainers from around the country, there will be many offerings to choose from to practice:

  • Cultivating critical self-empathy skills to increase your awareness and understanding

  • Speaking your truth in a way that is far more likely to be understood

  • Learning ways to listen and offer empathy in any situation

  • Offering compassionate understanding to others

  • Preventing and resolving misunderstandings and conflicts

  • Building personal and professional relationships characterized by trust and mutuality

Who is this workshop for?

  • Anyone looking for easier and more connecting ways to communicate and relate

  • Anyone who knows about NVC and wants more support, training, or practice

  • Folks interested in coming together to explore community building, effective collaboration, and personal growth

  • We think you’ll enjoy this workshop if you’re a: parent, teacher, helping professional, employee, employer, couple, family, child, teen, young adult, adult, grandparent, faith community member, social change agent, or individual just trying to figure out what it means to be human

While thrilling and beautiful at times, this being human thing can be tough! Between navigating personal and professional relationships, finding our true purpose and work in the world, and facing the social, political, and environmental challenges of our time, things can get stressful. If in the midst of all of this you’re feeling overwhelmed and lost, confused or frustrated, you’re not alone.  

Register here to join us!

Question? Contact Marcia Christen at

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