International Intensive Training

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These are nine day residential trainings in Nonviolent Communication, coordinated by the Center for Nonviolent Communication and organized locally in many parts of the world throughout the year. Schedule:

The format is always developing, but currently goes something like this:

Each day begins with a 'remembering' (participants sign up to do this): a reading and/or activity to remind us of why we are there - to connect with and learn from one another, to shift our thinking and behavior in the direction of heart-connected, power-with ways of living.

Anyone can offer sessions during four time slots every day (several paid trainers make sure there are always at least a few options). These sessions include some introductory ones toward the beginning, and lots of opportunities to give and receive empathy, and practice NVC expression. Others are experimental, improvisational, and/or responsive to the moment. Some can relate NVC to other practices, or even just be about another practice - usually something in the same spirit as NVC, such as aikido, meditation, etc.

In the early evening each day is a time set aside for people to share what that they have learned, and any celebration or mourning (seen as two sides of the same thing in Nonviolent Communication).

And of course a lot of valuable connection and learning happens outside of scheduled activity times.

Many other organizations offer lengthy retreats: