Welcome to NVC Santa Cruz
Communication Skills for Home, Work, & Community
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 who we are and what we value on the About Us page.
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Highlights of Upcoming Events
- Living Compassion Jan. 23, 24
- 6 Month Integration for Compassionate and Authentic Living (ICAL) Begins Jan. 30
- 2 Retreats (see below)
- Intro to NVC Sunday, Feb 6
Integrating Grief for a Richer Life, March 3-6 (offsite retreat)
Using NVC to Be Allies Across Race 4 Thursdays, starts Mar 10
Couples Wellness Clinic, 3 Mondays & 1 Saturday, starts March 21
Parenting Teens: Supporting Ourselves Differently 4 Weds, starts April 13
Retreats: Winter 2016
Since our main meeting space is on the second floor of the Quaker Meetinghouse, the location is not wheelchair accessible. Some events are held at accessible locations. Check each event for location. With enough notice from interested persons, we are often able to make arrangements to hold our workshops either downstairs or at another accessible location. If possible we request a 10 day notice so that we have more of a chance to find an ADA location. If it’s less than 10 days, please still call. We will do our best. If you would like to attend a workshop and need an accessible location, please contact us by email or phone.