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Cultivating Connection Through the Holidays: An Experiential Workshop & Introduction to The Compass

December 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Holiday Gatherings?

Yes, they are coming…

Are you anticipating family drama? Great (well, sort of…)

Maybe, for the first time in this family’s history, WE – who else? – can come with a very different intention, perspective, language, heart?

NOT familiar with the phenomenon of family drama surfacing over the holidays? Great!

You can still learn A LOT about challenging encounters in other situations and how to navigate them with the magic of The Compass and Nonviolent Communication.


If so, we invite you to join us for our experiential workshop where we’ll explore ways in which the holidays can present us with opportunities to:

  • open up unspoken conversations – with courage
  • listen to hidden longings – with curiosity
  • avoid pitfalls – with compassionate choice
  • and create the atmosphere we (and they…) so yearn for

This is also an opportunity to experience The Compass and meet our beloved community. <3 


“I offer you a deep, radical process of truth, compassion, and courage, to uncover the essence of your being while transforming your personal, familial, and professional relationships in unprecedented ways.”

~ Arnina Kashtan


Register here to receive a Zoom link to this special FREE Holiday Workshop and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to do the same. 

This workshop will give you an introduction to The Compass and we invite you to visit our event page, here, for details about our full Compass Course beginning January 15th, 2023.  We also invite you to enjoy a glimpse of our beloved community here.

Additional Resources

A Sample of Compass Materials:


If you have any questions, please email Heather Austin, BayNVC Program Coordinator and Compass Liaison at heather@baynvc.org.


Arnina Kashtan

CNVC Certified Trainer from Ramat-Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

Arnina Kashtan, certified NVC trainer (1992), is the creator of “The Compass”, the process for personal, familial & collective liberation, and author of “Falling in Love with Myself Again” (2016). Founder of Meitarim, the Center for The Compass & NVC Studies in Israel (2000), she delivers workshops and trainings, online & offline, to the general public, as well as trainings for coaches, mediators & trainers (in Hebrew, English & Spanish).

Arnina’s passion and special gifts are in enhancing breakthroughs in awareness, thus bringing forth deep transformations on all levels. Her unique ,approach combines a profound, laser-like exploration into our innermost core, supported by a rare sense of humor and embedded in deep, embracing empathy. The emerging almost magical space she creates has enabled her students all over the world to open up into new understandings and embark on a fresh, compassionate, and expanding free path.


The Compass experience is so unique, it’s challenging to put into words especially on a screen.  You might get a sense of it by clicking here to listen to Juliana, a 2020/2021 Alumni, share her experience of The Compass or clicking here to watch this two-minute video clip from one of Arnina’s retreats (in Spanish w/English subtitles).

“My sister Arnina puts together so much — systemic perspective, compassion for trauma, deep understanding about how humans function, and more — into a comprehensive, deep, and fully accessible framework that supports dramatic shifts in the experience of being alive. I highly recommend it to anyone who has a passion for freedom.” ~ Miki Kashtan

“The compass course is vital to anyone serious about transcending trauma and/or becoming certified as a trainer of nonviolent communication (NVC).” ~ Monica Espinoza

“Arnina’s depth, skills, sense of humor, and ability to articulate so many nuances so clearly are a gift for anyone seeking greater inner peace, freedom, and a kinder relationship with oneself and others.” ~ Kristi Dee Doden

“Integrating the principles and practices of The Compass into my daily life has increased my capacity to be the change I want to see in the world. My heart is full of gratitude for the incredibly valuable and deeply meaningful gifts that Arnina shares with such grace and compassion and I’m grateful also for the community that participates in and enhances the learning. What a nourishing experience of shared humanity The Compass has and continues to be.” ~ Heather Austin

“Having more clarity on the personal, familial, and social contracts I unconsciously accepted, helps me feel more welcoming and curious towards myself and others. More often than before, I feel less impatient with myself, less resentful towards others, and more empowered to act from choice and mutual care.” ~ Fernanda Cecin

“Arnina builds a space where I feel at home to share personal, parental, and relational matters. The way she unravels the themes the participants bring, and the compassionate light she sheds on them, boost my inner power and my capacity to be compassionate towards myself and others.  She promotes an awareness that helps me operate beyond the right/wrong paradigm and to be more and more in choice of my actions.” ~ Grace Deckers

“I feel more free, more alive, more motivated and empowered.” ~ Claudia Sánchez

“I appreciate the way individual experiences are used to create a structure for teaching universally.  I am newly aware of choices there are in how I speak to myself, and even though it is a momentous challenge to change, I am hopeful in going forward.” ~ Marge Margulies

“I so appreciate what I got to know about myself and my core beliefs. I needed to learn to accept, to understand, to be, and to love. Paradoxically, it is so freeing! My core beliefs are no longer my enemies, more like old (and sometimes dear) friends.” ~ Paula Rossi

“I offer you a deep, radical process of truth, compassion, and courage, to uncover the essence of your being while transforming your personal, familial, and professional relationships in unprecedented ways.”  ~ Arnina Kashtan



December 10, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Visiting Trainer Arnina Kashtan