Sun, Dec 19|
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Choice-point: Guilt or Accountability
Facilitated by Kristin Masters and Barbra Esher Certified NVC Trainers What would your life be like if you could acknowledge the impact of your actions without guilt or shame?
Time & Location
Dec 19, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
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About the event
Kristin Masters and Barbra Esher, both Certified NVC trainers, love each other and the ways of NVC, Noviolent Communication!
Many of us have been well trained into guilt and shame when we make mistakes, when others are impacted by our words and actions. In large part, we may have been shown how to “feel bad” in order to show that we know we “caused harm”. We’ll spend a few hours reaching for a very different frame by applying the principles and skills of Nonviolent Communication. Expect to be engaged in inquiry and learning around the examples you and others bring. You can choose to dyad or journal, be in or witness role plays, to find your way toward accountability and real repair.
This isn’t an intro NVC class, so please bring as much of your giraffe ways with you as you can summon.
This event occurs monthly on the third Sunday to support Nonviolent communication (NVC) understanding and practice.
We welcome new participants at any level. It’s fun when a ‘newbie’ comes and we, ‘newbies’ not so long ago, suddenly see that we’ve learned something important we can pass on, at the same time deepening our understanding of new contexts. If you're already skilled in NVC, we would enjoy sharing support and companionship.
$$ info: The requested fee is $20-$40 per person. Please don't let the cost keep you from coming. Email us and tell us what needs you are meeting and what you are able to pay. Sustainability is important to us but contribution even more so, which we can't do unless you show up! For more information call Barbra at 410 499 1986 or email (deleting spaces): Qi of NVC @gmail.com
Kristin Masters brings attunement, resonance, insight and compassion to her work toward personal and social change.
Kristin began learning the principles and skills of nonviolent communication in 1994, when she worked with Jean Morrison in San Quentin Prison doing Alternatives to Violence programs. She realized the power of NVC when it saved her marriage one day in 2001, and decided she was all in.
Kristin became a Certified trainer in 2010, after in-depth study with Robert Gonzales’ inner work of compassion and self responsibility. She has been deeply influenced by Miki Kashtan’s approaches and applications of the core commitments. Kristin has worked closely with Sarah Peyton since 2014, and s a science geek and a healing enthusiast, Kristin uses Sarah’s framework of Interpersonal and Relational Neurobiology, using resonant language, sacred vows, unconscious contracts, time travel empathy, and family constellations work.
Kristin also draws on her background from beloved teacher/mentors and teams including: Lillian Roybal Rose, her mentor in diversity work and cross cultural communication; and Joanna Macy’s “The Work that Reconnects” to transform the despair we feel about the state of the world into an empowered sense of action on behalf of future generations.
Her long term association with the NLSJ team to envision, commit and create “Living Critical Social Change with Nonviolent Communication” has been a collaborative learning and healing space that is at the center of Kristin’s life.
Also at the center is Kristin’s work with and focus on grief and dealing with loss. She believes that “we only grieve that which we love” and that we are meant to grieve in community.. Kristin works with individuals to hold our broken heartedness as sacred, to explore the love living beneath the grief around personal and collective losses.
While she teaches locally in Santa Cruz, California where she sits on the Board of Directors of NVC Santa Cruz., she also teaches nationally and internationally (including Australia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Canada). Please check https://nvcsantacruz.org/ for upcoming workshops and retreats. Kristin offers individual coaching, workshops, retreats and organizational consulting.
Contact Kristin Masters at firstname.lastname@example.org 831-246-0730
Barbra Esher, CNVC certified trainer
It’s easy to be present when life is pleasant and can be tough when times are challenging.
I dream of a world in which we all have the capacity to stay connected with ourselves and each other in the challenging times. I specialize in untangling knots of pain, discovering the beauty locked inside of each of us, and facilitating a free flow of life energy and interconnection. Racism, addiction, and death have been my greatest teachers and favorite topics for seminars.
Early in my son’s 10-year journey with addiction, we were introduced to Nonviolent Communication (NVC). This supported transforming our relationship from shame and blame to love and acceptance. My capacity for saying “yes!” to life, exactly as it is, has been deeply cultivated by a Nonviolent Communication and life-long mindfulness practice.
My relationship with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has animated my work in promoting peace, reconciliation, and social justice. I have pursued my aspirations with zeal, accumulating more than 1,000 hours of training all over the world in multiple modalities, including 25 years’ experience in the healing arts of acupuncture, shiatsu, and East Asian medicine.
I look forward to connecting with you.
Email me: QiofNVC@gmail.com or +1(410)360-3534 (land line)