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Life Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within

Join Kathleen Macferran and Mary Mackenzie for a 6-day experiential workshop - Life Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within.  

This workshop aims to empower individuals to move through transitions, big and small, with ease, clarity, and self-compassion. Whether you're going through a life change or supporting someone who is, this workshop will help you to:

- spend less time being stressed
- see the beauty in the challenge
- find peace amid the chaos
- get back to balance faster
- ask for help when you need it
- and so much more!

This retreat applies Nonviolent Communication principles and processes to the “Managing Transitions” framework, a combination that Mary and Kathleen have experienced to be complementary and powerful.  They have found this workshop works well for those with no NVC experience as well as those who have an integrated NVC practice.

Mary and Kathleen have been offering this workshop around the country, and the people attending have represented a huge range of life transitions - some working through career changes, others focusing on intimate relationships, or life purpose, or healing from physical/mental/emotional dis-ease, while still others came without a clear transition in mind.  So far, the feedback that they’ve gotten tells them that participants are leaving with a deeper sense of themselves and their process, as well as greater confidence to face their current transition or the ones yet to come.  

Workshop details:

  • To register:

  • Dates:  September 15th - 20th

  • Location: Seabeck Conference Center, just outside of Seattle on Hood Canal (we’ll be staying in the Spruce building)

  • Price: (until 7/31): $925 (single occupancy) / $800 (double occupancy); (starting 8/1): $975 (single occupancy) / $850 (double occupancy). These prices include tuition, lodging, and all meals...such a sweet deal!

  • Bonus: 25 CEUs available thru CNVC for LSW, MFT, and RN

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Aimee Ryan (


Earlier Event: January 25
Root Down to Rise Up
Later Event: October 1
Northwest NVC Conference & Festival