Embodied Nonviolent Communication

Embodied Nonviolent Communication

Mondays 6-7:30pm EDT/3-4:30pm PDT
July 6, 13, 20, 27 • Online via Zoom
with additional practice sessions
Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 5:30-6:30pm EDT/2:30-3:30 PDT
All Ages with a focus on young people ages 15-25

Radical Honesty

“Out beyond ideas of right and wrong, there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” – Rumi

“Our survival as a species depends on our ability to recognize that our well-being and the well-being of others is in fact one and the same.” – Marshall Rosenberg

In this moment of collective heartache, grief and rage over the continued police killings of black and brown people, the coronavirus pandemic, political polarization, and the growing impact of climate devastation, how can we use communication as a tool for peace building and compassion?

Nonviolent Communication, or NVC, is a philosophy and practice that supports us to speak with radical honesty, cultivate empathy for ourselves and others, and work towards transforming conflict in real time.

Grounded in the awareness of what’s alive in our hearts and minds in each moment, we will learn and practice the art of Nonviolent Communication in order to connect more deeply with our family, our friends, our community members, and even with those we passionately disagree with.

This dynamic workshop includes small group and one-on-one dialogue practices, guided meditation, journaling and role-playing to practice integrating and embodying Nonviolent Communication in our own lives and in the world.


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Jessica Morey

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Shea Riester

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Cost and Accessibility

The sliding scale for this 4-week Contemplative course is $40 – $150.

If your family earns $75,000 or more per year, then we request that you pay the full price. If your family earns less than $75,000/year, you may self-select an amount to pay. If you are in true economic hardship (e.g, recently lost job, health situation, etc.) we are offering the discounted rate of $40. If you cannot afford the discounted fee please email registrar@ibme.com and we’ll make it work for you. No teen will be turned away for lack of funds.