NVC Santa Cruz

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We offer classes in interpersonal communication for home, workplace, and in the community. In addition, our trainers are available for mediation and coaching on an individual basis. We conduct trainings in workplaces and organizations, offering discounts to organizations that serve the community. You can read more about our approach on the About Us page.

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Upcoming Events

Register now for the 2018 Integration for Compassionate and Authentic Living Program, led by:

Christine King
Jean Morrison
Kristin Masters


Introduction to the Art of Communication,   Sun, Nov 5th, 6:30pm,  Kristin Masters

Mastering NVC: Monday Night Practice Series, Focus on family, 4 Mondays starting 11/6 6:30-8:30pm, Christine King

Dialogue Across Differences Sat, Nov 11, 9 ;30-12:30,  Rick Longinotti

Living Compassion with Kristin Masters and Robert Gonzales, Nov 15-19

Giving Thanks: Gratitude as an NVC Practice, 11/21 6:30-9pm, Kristin Masters


Couples Saturday Workshop, 12/02 9:30am-4:30pm with Aviva Longinotti and Rick Longinotti, MFT

Introduction to the Art of Communication, 12/3  6:30-8:30pm  with Christine King



Check out the Free Empathy table on Pacific Ave at Lincoln. Every Sunday from 2-4pm Bar Lowenberg is there to listen and empathize. Click on his photo below to read one person’s impression of Bar’s offering.

Bar Free Empathy

Meditations for These Times

Video: Thich Nhat Hanh with Opray Winfrey

Directions to our meeting space @ Arts Council of Santa Cruz County

1070 River St.
The Tannery Arts Center is on River St. (Highway 9), just north of the intersection with Highway 1.
Heading north on River St., turn into the parking lot past the cow in the photo below. We meet in the Arts Council building next to the parking lot. To enter, walk around to the Conference Room entrance off the plaza.