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Powerful Personal and Professional Relationships
2017 NVC Series in Bellingham
This is a 7-session class in Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
with Certified Trainer, Alan Seid.
NVC was named out of a sense of alignment with Gandhi's movement of truth-telling and compassion, and
it is a world-famous, proven, time-tested methodology for:
- creating mutual understanding without coercion,

- offering compassionate understanding to others (and knowing when and how to ask for it ourselves),
- creating exceptional personal and professional relationships,
- preventing and resolving misunderstandings and conflicts, and
- speaking our truth in a way that is more likely to lead to harmony than conflict.
This course:

- is live, in-person,

- is open to all levels, 

- has limited space,
- will be held in or near Bellingham, WA (the location will be sent to you after you register).
The 7 sessions will take place in or near Bellingham, Washington, USA, on the following dates:

Saturday, September 9 (2017), 10a-5p

+ 6 consecutive Tuesdays, 6-9pm: 

September 12, 19, 26,
October 3, 10, 17

...for a total of 24 hours of workshop time with a highly regarded Certified Trainer.

"My friendships and business relationships have been strengthened as a result of Alan’s teachings and insights."

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Kim Reddington, Entrepreneur, Technology Expert, Business Coach, Mom, Wife, Daughter

About Alan Seid:
Alan has been studying NVC since 1995, which he began studying with the founder of the process, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.
Alan has been a CNVC Certified Trainer since 2003.
Alan teaches internationally as well as online.
He lives in community in the foothills of Mt. Baker.

"My experience has been profoundly deep and very practical."

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Cindi Landreth, Vice-President A1 Builders and Adaptations Design Studio, Transition Whatcom, Live Workshop Series Participant

Statement of Informed Consent from Alan Seid:
In this class I will tell stories from my own experience and use examples from my life when we role play or do individual exercises. I invite you to do the same. In the past, some participants have shared powerful experiences of breakthrough and healing. Others have shared stories and brought situations to role plays and exercises that involved painful, personal things like addiction, abuse, and relationships in trouble. Some have chosen to share less intense celebrations and situations from their lives at home and work. Some chose to share little or nothing and learn instead by listening and writing.
Because we use real-life examples some participants feel surprised by their experiences in class beyond learning. Some say they found comfort and support and their needs for connection, belonging and community were met. Other people felt surprised, uncomfortable and/or confused by the closeness and personal nature of stories because they valued privacy or were hoping for a less emotional experience.
While you have no control about what others choose to share about themselves, the choice about when and how much to share about your own life is yours alone. Similarly, you alone determine if and when you have contact with classmates outside of class. When we meet I expect you to take care of yourself. Feel free to leave the room, or ask someone to leave with you for empathic support. Please contact me immediately if you feel uncomfortable with anything happening in the class. If you find yourself struggling outside of class and needing support, I encourage you to contact a licensed therapist (let me know if you would like a referral).
Finally, I want to describe my expectations around maintaining an atmosphere of safety and trust while promoting learning. Participants are welcome to share their learnings with others and tell stories about what they hear and learn in class. When sharing other people’s stories, however, each of us must do it in a way that makes it impossible for anyone to connect the story with that person. Use no names, details or identifiers that would allow someone to make the connection. Also, if there is something you would like your classmates to keep confidential (not share with anyone else) I trust you will make that request clear and honor that request when it is made by others.

 If the class sounds like a good fit, welcome aboard. If not, consider other ways of learning NVC including:
- My NVC Deep Basics, downloadable home study course
- NVC Academy

"My personal relationships have been able to blossom."

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Carly Heying, Live Workshop Series Participant