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 October 2010 Bulletin
In This Issue:
Speaking Peace
Ike Lasater and John Kinyon
Miki Kashtan
Upcoming Workshops and Programs
Out and About with NVC
Highlight: Speaking Peace, Oct 24th
BayNVC's annual, free fundraising celebration!
Once a year we invite our friends and others interested in NVC to gather as a community. 
Join us to learn about what we do in the world, to celebrate our work, to dream together about the year ahead, and to raise resources for another year of service.
  • Miki Kashtan - laying the foundation with a free introduction to NVC - more about Miki below. 
  • Live New Orleans soul music with Quinn Deveaux, featuring our very own Itzel Damaris on vocals.
  • Ike Lasater and John Kinyon - Empowered Communication in a Conflicted World - more about John and Ike below.
  • Pastor William T.Grajeda, Gamble Institute - NVC with parolees
Invite your friends and family!
Sunday, October 24th
 Doors open at 1pm
The California Ballroom
1736 Franklin St., Oakland
2 blocks from the 19th Street BART
-FREE onsite parking & wheelchair accessible-
Healing Communication with Ike and John
Ike Lasater and John Kinyon
lead annual yearlong mediation programs on both the east and west coasts of the USA as well as internationally.  
 Transformation with Miki
Miki is passionate about transforming the world and each moment into a space where everyone's needs matter.  Find out how you can join this movement:
Miki (bottom middle) with collaborators
Upcoming Workshops and Programs
Home for the Holidays with Meganwind
Holiday TreeCome get support for connecting and spending time with friends and family.
Flex your empathy muscle: Embodied NVC
 with Maja Bengtson - Add body movements to your NVC learning to make it more concrete and whole.
          >> October 14th Series in Oakland
Beginning NVC Mediation & Conflict Resolution series with Lisa Montana - If you're feeling frustrated or overwhelmed because you're seeing the same arguments-over and over again-then this is the class for you. November 7th in Oakland
NVC for Couples 8-week Study Series with Kathy Simon
A rare opportunity (offered only once a year) to have two months of direct relationship assistance. Focus on sharing truth honestly -- without blame; opening yourself to vulnerability, without losing power, and choosing compassion -- both for yourself and for your partner. Register: October 19th in Oakland. More info here.
Yearlong PROGRAMS 
Kathy Simon is also leading the Living Peace Retreat and Immersion Program 2011 starting Feb 4th, 2011.  Register here.
Leadership Program 2011
, starting with the first retreat Jan 22-29
"I know of no NVC learning environment quite as deep and comprehensive as the BayNVC Leadership Program. I also know of no community of NVC practitioners as active, as connected and as able to engage personally and socially as LP graduates." - Dominic Barter, CNVC project coordinator, Brazil
The BayNVC NVC Leadership Program invites you to apply for the 10th year class! Roxy Manning and Francois Beausoleil return as the core trainers for the 2011 Leadership Program. For the first time, we have also invited a visiting trainer to attend each retreat (Kit Miller, Jorge Rubio and Arnina Kashtan). These five trainers have extensive experience using NVC all over the world in diverse settings including corporate, non-profit, social change, therapy and education.  Visit our website here to learn more about the exciting new developments in this program or register to join one of our free informational teleconferences this October here.

Out and About with NVC

Nancy Kahn with giraffe ears
Nonviolent Communication and Diversity Communication Across Differences Series: Healing From Within, an Anti Oppression Model with Nancy Kahn, and Emilio Osorio, LCSW - Monday Evenings in San Francisco, October 18 - December 20, 2010. With October 30th, a Half Day Afternoon Saturday Lab, and Saturday, November 13th all day Retreat.  Class Meets: 6:45 pm- 9:15 pm on Monday Nights/ 32 hours of class time for this series. Details here.
Making Right Speech Possible with Marlena Willis and Itzel Damaris - Weave meditation with NVC learning! Daylong Sunday, November 7th at East Bay Meditation Center.  Register here or click here to download the pdf flyer.
NVC:Conflict Resolution Skills with Sigal Shoham, BayNVC trainer and board member for the Association for Dispute Resolution, will be offering a workshop at the UC Berkeley Leadership & Social Justice Conference Oct 16 at 3:15 pm. Details here.

Bioneers logo"Bioneers is inspiring a shift to live on Earth in ways that honor the web of life, each other and future generations."  We're thrilled that Miki Kashtan will be presenting Everyone Matters: Interdependence in Action on October 16 at this year's Bioneers conference.

Facilitation from the Inside Out: Leading with Compassion and Clarity is a 5-day retreat October 10-15 near Seattle, WA offered in support of the Freedom ProjectEmail for reservations and information or call (206) 325-5678.

Collaborative Trainer Jared Finkelstein 
will be co-leading a series of NVC weekends with Loren Swift at Peaceful Pines Center in Grass Valley, this fall.  Upcoming events focus on parents and teachers.  Visit for all the details.

BayNVC is in need of the following:
* Dustbuster or other powerful hand-held vacuum.
* Two shelving units (the one in the picture) - 5 shelves, 18" deep. They sell them at the Orchard Supply Hardware on Ashby Ave. for $110. Desired to help us organize our closets and maximize our use of space.
Please contact BayNVC if you would like to donate any of these items!
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Watch Conflict Hotline live 
Thurs. Oct. 7th, 7:30pm. 
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past episodes, etc.
Participate!  Call in live during the show, or send in your conflict or hard-to-hear message to conflicthotline.


Other Series

Upcoming Intros
11/21 Introductory Evening - Oakland
Classes and Workshops


Intensives / Retreats

For a list of practice groups 
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More Information & Registration 
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and practice groups in the Bay Area and beyond.
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