BayNVC Immersion Program (BIP) — 2017

How can we thrive, even in the face of the significant challenges of our lives? Nonviolent Communication is not just about communication. It's about our developing our internal resources to be the people we want to be; to show up authentically and compassionately even in tough circumstances; to care more fully for ourselves and for others; to experience power and choice in the places that we tend to feel stuck or helpless. Within the warmth of a community of learners in the BayNVC Immersion Program, we explore real-life situations and uncover new ways to respond, discovering a range of choices in the place of old habits. We practice specific NVC skills, going for the intention behind the structures, the heart behind the words. We also laugh together quite a lot.

BayNVC Immersion Program (BIP) — 2016

How can we thrive, even in the face of the significant challenges of our lives? Nonviolent Communication is not just about communication. It's about our developing our internal resources to be the people we want to be; to show up authentically and compassionately even in tough circumstances; to care more fully for ourselves and for others; to experience power and choice in the places that we tend to feel stuck or helpless. Within the warmth of a community of learners in the BayNVC Immersion Program, we explore real-life situations and uncover new ways to respond, discovering a range of choices in the place of old habits. We practice specific NVC skills, going for the intention behind the structures, the heart behind the words. We also laugh together quite a lot.

A Needs-Centered Approach to Life

From a young age, I was taught that all human beings were selfish from birth. This was instilled in me as a boy and later as an adult. This theory of human nature seemed to explain why there was so much violence and evil in...

Been trying to decolonize lately? Me too.

My colleagues and I are just about to complete the last week co-facilitating an 8-week series with POC4NVC on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). In a debriefing session this week I asked the question: What’s the difference between holding a...

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Open to All

We often either don’t know why what we said or did is being called a microaggression, or we’re desperately resisting any possible inference that might lead to someone judging our behavior as racist. So how and where can we learn more? Join us for this four part series on Saturdays.

Don’t Call Me White!

QUESTION: How do we address/what can we do to address the language and logic of micro-aggressions being appropriated by members of the dominant class, for example white folks talking about receiving micro-aggressions from (legitimately) angry or insistent POC? The question above asked by a participant...

Authentic Dialogues Across Race / Ethnicity

Join Roxy for a 7-week course focused upon intentional dialogue across the racial/ethnic divide. Roxy will facilitate white-only and BIPOC-only groups for four sessions of exploration and reflection, before bringing those groups together for three sessions of dialogue.

Living Peace at Home and at Work

  Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? The tools of Nonviolent Communication can support us to keep ourselves healthy in turbulent times and to make a difference for everyone whose...

Friendship When Nobody is Okay

Communication skills aren’t just about figuring out the most effective words to say. Communication is fundamentally about relationships. It involves speaking, listening, observing, and empathizing to help steward our interdependence. As we navigate unfathomable challenges, this reliance on one another has become markedly clear and,...

NVC for Real: Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions

Looking for direct and compassionate unpacking of what's not working in your cross-racial dialogues? Don't want those impacted to be the ones to explain it to you? Join Roxy for coaching, education and just enough empathy so you can make real changes going forward.