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Living Compassion (Stepping Into, Deepening Into) with Robert Gonzales and Kristin Masters

November 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am - November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

November 15-16 (Wed and Thurs) Stepping Into Living Compassion with Kristin Masters

November 17-19 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Deepening Living Compassion with Robert Gonzales

In this non residential retreat you will be joined by a circle of like-minded people seeking support and practice in new ways of holding their inner experience.

Slow, rich and deliberate, Robert’s approach and processes access that space where we can be with the fullness and beauty of our needs and at home in our lives regardless of the conditions we’re living with.

If you appreciate the perspective Nonviolent Communication has brought to your life, then accompany us for this opportunity to deepen your practice of living compassion.

The workshop will include:

• Developing an embodied awareness of compassion and authenticity
• Deepening awareness of the beauty of needs
• The inner work of cultivating deep compassion
• Bringing our truth and care into the relational space with others through authentic dialogue
• Transforming the pain of unmet needs through ‘natural mourning’ into a felt connection with the beauty of needs

Your Attendance Options

If you have some NVC under your belt, and know that you’re interested in more of it applied to what happens inside of you, but haven’t yet gotten the opportunity to take a workshop with Robert, then it is likely that either option A (Nov 15-16) or option C (Nov 15-19, the whole deal) will work well for you.

If you have both NVC and exposure to Robert’s work under your belt, and would like a chance to explore processes and practices that you might not have been exposed to yet, then it is likely that option B (Nov 17-19, Robert Gonzales, assisted by Kristin Masters) will work well for you. You are completely welcome to join us for option C (Nov 15-19, the whole deal), though you might be repeating some of the processes from former retreats in the option A portion.

To register, go this this link at https://livingcompassionnov2017.eventbrite.com or click here

Registering will save you a place, and will also assure that you get important info in advance, but even more, it will help me plan for a fabulous workshop in a sane way.

Your Guides to Living Compassion:

Robert-Gonzales2012-400wRobert Gonzales‘ passion is in the spirituality of compassionate communication. He sees compassionate communication both as a process that helps us connect more authentically with ourselves and others, and as a spiritual practice and a way of living.

Robert received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He met Marshall Rosenberg and Nonviolent Communication in 1985, and has been offering Nonviolent Communication training in some form since 1986. His original training is as a licensed psychotherapist.

Robert is one of a team of NVC trainers, the NVC Training Institute, who offer in-depth and continuing NVC training in the United States and Europe. read more

Kristin Masters, certified trainerKristin Masters is an NVC trainer and helped found Nonviolent Communication Santa Cruz in 2004. For nearly twenty years, Kristin has been a leader and trainer of diversity issues and believes that we can heal the hurts we’ve suffered in our domination society.

“Robert’s approach to NVC Inner Work has radically impacted my ability to stay engaged with life, to transform painful messages in myself, to live vulnerably. I highly recommend this opportunity to come to Santa Cruz and grow your own inner work. I’ll be there supporting you, too, to live in compassion and clarity.”


November 15, 2017 @ 9:30 am
November 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm


NVC Santa Cruz


Art of Communication @ Arts Council Conference Room
1070 River St
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 United States
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