Living Compassion

Five-Day Workshop in Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication with Robert Gonzales 02/08 – 06/08/2019 (with German trans­la­ti­on) [book here]

There is a basic life cur­rent or impul­se reso­na­ting in and through us as a year­ning of the heart. This cur­rent and year­ning mani­fest as human needs and values.” – Robert Gonzales 

Through indi­vi­du­al work, small group and who­le group prac­ti­ces, medi­ta­ti­ons, and talks, Robert will lead you on a jour­ney into your own essen­ti­al living energy. 

This work­shop will include: 

  1. Practices and Exercises that deepen our con­nec­tion to our own vital life force. 
  2. A medi­ta­ti­on on the beau­ty of needs. 
  3. An intro­duc­tion to the fun­da­men­tals of self-compassion 
    Practices to stay con­nec­ted to your authen­tic essence 
  • Developing self-com­pas­si­on
  • Practicing self-com­pas­si­on
  • A deep capa­ci­ty for self-accep­t­ance and self-compassion 
  • Increased capa­ci­ty for vul­nera­bi­li­ty and mourning 
  • A clear sen­se of your own spirituality 

Because the work­shop con­tent will be deter­mi­ned by the skill level and expe­ri­ence of the par­ti­ci­pants, we ask that app­li­cants have a mini­mum of 30 hours expe­ri­ence with an NVC trai­ner, or have been a part of an NVC prac­ti­ce group for at least a year, or are in a NVC prac­ti­ce group currently. 

Robert’s evo­lu­tio­na­ry approach to Nonviolent Communication, with an empha­sis on self-com­pas­si­on, has hel­ped thousands world­wi­de to find joy and free­dom from suf­fe­ring pre­vious­ly unavail­ab­le to them. Living Compassion is the body of work that has evol­ved from this emergence. 

As my explo­ra­ti­on of NVC and spi­ri­tua­li­ty deepe­ned over the years, what has emer­ged in me is a cla­ri­ty about ways to cul­ti­va­te a dai­ly prac­ti­ce of living com­pas­si­on — day to day, moment by moment– with our­sel­ves and in rela­ti­ons­hips with others. It is a prac­ti­ce of com­pas­sio­na­te­ly embra­cing all of life. My deep inqui­ry in life has led me to deve­lop prac­ti­cal pathways of living in the full­ness and flow of life as a dai­ly spi­ri­tu­al prac­ti­ce — what I call Living Compassion. This work­shop will inclu­de an intro­duc­tion to Living Compassion, the embo­di­ment of the living princi­ples inherent in Nonviolent Communication.” 

Robert Gonzales recei­ved a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1989. He met Marshall Rosenberg in 1985 and has been offe­ring NVC sin­ce 1986. He has ser­ved in mul­ti­ple roles with the Center for Nonviolent Communication and is cur­r­ent­ly the Director of the Center for Living Compassion, a non­pro­fit orga­niz­a­ti­on based in Portland, Oregon through which he shares his work.