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



Introductory Session, Saturday, July 8 @ 10am-12pm with Rick and Aviva

FUNfest NVC Retreat, July 14-19, with Jean Morrison, Newt Bailey, and Christine King

CLASS FULL see August workshop : Couples Workshop, July 22 @ 9:30 am, with Rick and Aviva Longinotti



Introductory Session, Sunday, Aug 6 @ 6:30-8:30 pm with Kristin Masters

Beyond Basics, Three Tuesdays, starting August 8 @ 6:30-9pm with Jean Morrison

NVC & Sex, Saturday 8/12 @ 10am-5pm with Mary Goyer

Couples Saturday Workshop, 8/19 9:30am-4:30pm  Aviva Longinotti, Rick Longinotti, MFT

 Summer Retreat  

Quaker Center
Quaker Center

Living from the Heart Retreat and Funfest,  July 14-19


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.