Living in the "Blame Free State" - An Intensive with Visiting Trainer Francois Beausoleil

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 12:00am - Sun, 01/10/2016 - 12:00am

"Blame can become a terrible habit – one that’s extremely costly personally, socially, and culturally.” ~ Miki Kashtan, BayNVC Co-Founder

As Miki says in the above quote, when you play “The Blame Game,” there are usually only losers. Nobody wins, not really. But everyone wins when you let go of blame...

Francois Beausoleil, author of “Blame Free State,” will be in Washington, D.C. January 8-10, 2016, offering a 2 and 1/2-day "Living in the Blame-Free State" Intensive on the processes he has built to explore what you personally can do to reduce the presence of blame in your life – whether it’s blaming others, yourself, or the situation.

Wherever you are on your life path, this course can gift you with new tools for keeping your heart open and free of blame.

Here’s an invitation to living from the very heart of Nonviolence.

This 2 and 1/2 day Intensive is designed to offer: 

•   A clear understanding of the cost of blame on our health and overall well-being.

•   A comprehensive map of how to transform blame toward others, ourself, or situations.

•   A roadmap to help you decode the blame that is coming towards you and respond from a place of groundedness and choice.

•   A way to capture the message that is there for us to get when we blame.

•   A window into detecting the behaviors we use to avoid being blamed and a concrete approach to bringing more choice and freedom to these situations.

 What People Are Saying

"I finished reading your book, The Blame-Free State, a third time....I appreciate the examples, they are simple and easy to understand. This is no theory to be understood. Instead, what you have created, Francois, is an experience which opens your eyes as you read along.....lo and behold, the change has begun as awareness floods my being." - Shalini Whadwa

“I am filled with joy and additionally deeply at peace. I also felt a warmth spread over me when you set the stage with an explanation of 'ahimsa'. Throughout, you provided such an open hearted space for me (us) to process personal situations, using your steps in this first session.  

And what a nurturing 'how to' you shared with us, to arrive at heart-filled insightfulness about 'self' and within 'other' and the common ground of feelings and intent that then shone through.

I feel energized and refreshed, deeply nurtured, and connected.” - Esther Pockrandt



Listen to Francois’s 4-minute video explaining his concept of the Blame-Free State.



January 8-10, 2016

7pm-9:30pm Friday*

10am-6pm Saturday

10am-4pm Sunday


Dupont Circle, NW

Washington, DC 20009

Private Address Given Upon Registration 


Early Bird Tuition (before December 8, 2015): $230.00

Two-Day Intensive Regular Tuition: $270.00

10% Discount Each when you register with 2 people: Use Code TWOFRIENDS

15% Discount Each when you register with 3 people: Use Code THREEFRIENDS

*Friday NVC Intro is open to the public. If you wish to attend only this portion of the weekend, select a ticket below. It is included in the Intensive program.


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Sponsored by the Peace Circle Center and Mali Parke Core To Coeur Coaching and offered in connection with two 8-week workshops "Practicing Ahimsa: Nonviolence in Our Hearts and Words" (Level I and II) Fall/Winter 2015 and a Weekend Intensive on "Relating with Choice, Harmony, and Natural Giving in Our Partnerships and Families" in Spring 2016 with Mali Parke.

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François trains, coaches, and supports individuals and organizations throughout Canada, the US, and Japan. In addition to his engaging approaches on how to share the foundations of NVC with others, François brings a strong business and coaching focus to the programs he leads.

With his expertise in business and working with organizations, François supports participants to clarify their vision, articulate what they want to contribute to the world, and identify strategies of doing this that will meet their needs. François is highly skilled at helping participants discover and transcend internal and external barriers so that they can live from a more fully empowered state.  

François’ previous career was as a musician with Cirque de Soleil – He brings creativity, music, and dance into the rooms and hearts of participants.

Francois is a co-facilitator of the North America NVC Leadership Program by BayNVC. The 2016 program starts the end of January.