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Services

 

WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS, COUPLES, FAMILIES, BUSINESSES, AND ORGANIZATIONS:

INDIVIDUALS

COUNSELING, COACHING, EMPATHY SESSIONS

Each person wanting counseling and coaching comes to a session with their own situations, background, and challenges, and we tailor the session to your needs. The unfolding conversations create new perspectives, healing of emotional pain, and renewed willingness and openness to integrate the experience in real life.

In an empathy session we listen with heart and presence to your experience, feelings, and needs. This allows your connection within yourself to deepen, your understanding to increase, and then new options for yourself to immerge.

 

COUPLES AND FAMILIES

MEDIATION, COUNSELING, FACILITATED DIALOGUES

The NVC process is particularly effective in helping couples and families listen and really hear one another. Coming together in a supportive facilitated environment can provide the opportunity to share what’s most important and remove barriers that prevent heartfelt sharing. Individuals often discover a heightened awareness of one’s impact on others and can learn new ways to communicate. While considered therapeutic, an NVC session is unique from therapy.

To schedule a session:

Christine and Jean each meet with couples and families in their offices, or in the comfort of their client’s home. Please contact them individually for availability and rates.

Sessions can also be set up for phone, Skype, Zoom, FaceTime, or FaceBook Messenger.  Contact Christine:                          Contact Jean:

ical -  INTEGRATION FOR COMPASSIONATE AND AUTHENTIC LIVING--A SEMESTER LONG PROGRAM

Each year, NVC Santa Cruz offers a program for approximately 25 individuals who want to deepen their skills and expand their NVC consciousness.  Please click here for more information about the current program, as well as to view video clips of testimonials from previous participants.

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FAMILY RECONCILIATION

Reconciliation

We support families to resolve issues, re-connect, and learn new ways to communicate. Issues may concern a family business, finances, assets, properties, life transitions, death or illness. Differing values, birth order, old hurts, and unresolved conflicts can stand in the way of true understanding and connection. Coming together for a reconciliation process provides an opportunity to meet in a peaceful and neutral environment with profession guidance to a place of mutuality, cooperation, and respect for differences.

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BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND GROUPS

MEDIATION

We offer mediation services to facilitate a dialogue between individuals or small groups. With neutral support and structure, each side can express what is important to them and they can hear and understand one another. From this place of honesty and mutual understanding, new strategies emerge to create movement regarding their issue or concern.

CUSTOM TRAININGS AND WORKSHOPS

We work with our clients to design trainings to meet the needs and requirements of the particular group. Benefits include:

  • Reducing stress
  • Increasing productivity and efficiency
  • Resolving conflicts
  • Strengthening morale and teamwork
  • Maximizing staff potential
  • Improving the evaluation and feedback process
  • Improving the process and efficiency of meetings

PRESENTATIONS AND INTRODUCTORY TALKS

Many groups and organizations invite us to give an initial presentation on NVC to their staff or team as “a place to start.”  We tailor this presentation to your particular business. From there, we can provide further specific training for your focus of interest.

MENTORING

If you are a beginning or seasoned NVC trainer or teacher, we can provide mentoring opportunities for your continued growth and development. This includes working with challenging clients, facilitation tips, workshop and material ideas.

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Collectively, we have over 40 years of experience teaching and training in Nonviolent Communication, including founding our local NVC organization.

To schedule:

Please contact us individually for availability and rates.

Contact Christine:                               Contact Jean:

 

RESTORATIVE CIRCLE

The purpose of a Restorative Circle is to restore balance and wholeness whenever there is a break in connection between two people or a group of people. A Circle is called to hold a non-punitive dialog among those affected to bring back trust, connection, and safety to the community. Restorative Circles can be used in businesses, classrooms, families, non-profit organizations, congregations, or wherever people have a desire to take responsibility for their conflicts and heal relationships.

Christine has trained extensively with Dominic Barter, NVC Trainer from Brazil who developed this model. She has introduced this process to several schools in Santa Cruz who are using it for conflict resolution.  For further information, contact Christine.

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ENNEAGRAM

The Enneagram is a system that has evolved over several centuries by people noticing their patterns of “personality” and essence. We start with determining our own “type” through self-observation, questionnaires, and dialogue. With this knowledge and awareness we can then effectively make changes in our choices, communication, behavior, and reactive patterns. It can support our understanding and compassion for our self and others. Jean began her study of the Enneagram with world-renowned teachers in1990, and provides individual sessions, trainings, and workshops.

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Clients served include:

Sonoma State University, UC Santa Cruz, Orchard School, Mt. Madonna School, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Google Arts, Esalen Institute, Santa Cruz County of Education, Sonoma County Office of Education, Waldorf schools, Google, Next Space Co-working Community, Hospice, YWCA, Blaine Street County Jail, San Quinton State Prison, Homeless Garden Project, Western Associates of Experiential Education, Family ROI, New Zealand Families Commission, Above the Line, Bay Area Community Resources/Marin Dui Program, California Parenting Institute, Mobile Modular, Santa Cruz County Offices, Pandora Data Systems, Monterey Bay Leadership, Cal Trans, Coca Cola of Atlanta, Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula (CHOMP), Monterey Plaza Hotel; and various non-profits, hospitals, schools, and churches