What is Non-Violent Communication?

Compassionate Communication, also called Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers a powerful approach for extending the values of attachment parenting throughout infancy and beyond. NVC is not just about communication. It's about our developing our internal resources to be the parents we want to be; to show up authentically and compassionately even in tough circumstances; to care more fully for ourselves and for our families; and to experience power and choice in the places that we tend to feel stuck or helpless. 


Series for Parents of Young Children

Join us for this four-week series and begin developing the family communication and parenting skills you need to strengthen family connections and truly make the most of your limited time together as--and even before--your child begins to talk.  You are welcome to bring your child and/or partner, but it is not required.

Non-Violent Communication for Parents of Young Children: A four-week series
with Bay Area Non-Violent Communication Collaborative Trainer Kathy Simon
Location: Private residence in Oakland 94602
Dates: Thursdays, November 17 and December 1, 8, and 15
Times: 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Sliding scale, $100-$125.

To register and get exact location information, please send your payment via PayPal to kathygsimon@icloud.com by November 7.

About the Teacher

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Kathy Simon has been practicing NVC since 1995. She has led the Living Peace retreat and the Bay Area Non-Violent Communication (BayNVC) Immersion Program since 2009. Along with the Immersion Program, Kathy also leads NVC trainings for organizations and works privately with individuals, parents, and couples to find more ease and authenticity in their communication.

A former high school English and drama teacher, Kathy supervised student teachers at Stanford University and co-directed the Coalition of Essential Schools, a nonprofit school reform organization. Kathy is the author of Moral Questions in the Classroom and co-author of other books on education and school reform.  Kathy holds a B.A. in Literature from Harvard and a Ph.D. in Education from Stanford. Kathy’s wife, Inbal Kashtan, of blessed memory, was a co-founder of BayNVC. Kathy lives in Oakland with their 18 year old son.


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Sharing NVC With Others

Choice in Every Moment

Agreements, Consequences and Punishment

Courageous Living Towards the World We Want

Judging and Feeling Judged

Not Trusting the "Yes"

Creating the Life You Want with Powerful Requests, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Peace Starts at Home, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6

Wanting Fully Without Attachment

Workplace Series: The Distinction Between Giving Feedback and Wanting to be Heard

Workplace Series: Turning a Mandatory Meeting Into a Collaboration

Workplace Series: Two Strategies for Adapting NVC into the Workplace

Workplace Series: When Purpose Trumps Connection

Workplace Series: Supervisors Giving Feedback to Others

Embracing Nonviolence Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

All in: Committing to a Life of Nonviolence Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7

Making Collaboration Real: Connection and Effectiveness in the Workplace Using NVC Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Living Room Radio Show Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9

Naturalizing NVC Language Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

Naturalizing NVC: My Teenage Daughter Dislikes NVC

Giraffe Fighting: Having Your Cake and Eating it Too Part 1, Part 2

NVC, Social Change, and the Occupy Movement with Catherine Cadden, Jesse Wiens, Mark Schultz, and Miki Kashtan Part 1

Communicating with Family Across Political Divides

Theoretical Underpinnings of NVC Part 1: What is NVC?, Part 2: Assumptions and Intentions of NVC, Part 3: A Deeper Look at the Building Blocks of NVC, Part 4: Key Differentiations: Their Meaning and Use, Part 5: Interdependence: Making Everyone Matter, Part 6: NVC and Other Modalities, Part 7: Making Sense of Power, Part 8: Personal Growth and Social Change

How to Enjoy Your Family Dinner

Groups Tips Series: Working With Frequent InterruptionsHow Can I Support More Collaboration?The Value of Groups

Dialogue With the World At Large Part 2

Embracing Leadership Within Yourself Part 1

Taking 100% Responsibility for Every Relationship Part 1

Feedback Without Criticism Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Taking on the World: How to Become a Change Agent Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12

The Inside Job of Collaboration Part 1

The Building Blocks of Interpersonal Collaboration Part 2

Creating and Sustaining Strong Teams, Part 1

Fear of Negative Consequences

The Essentials of Using NVC in Business

Creating Collaborative Organizations

Working for Transformation: Preview, Session 1: Social Change and Nonviolence