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I’m a Needs Based Empathy Coach, currently supporting clients 1:1 in person and by phone.

Half-way through a 30Day Empathy App Trial for smartphones. Join empathy app trial and call in for free as often as you want for the empathic support you want (not judgment, criticism or advice) You don’t need a smartphone for the trial. http://empathyapp.launchrock.com/

 

 

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Empathy World Free Global Call 2013 – 5th Annual

WOW! I would have loved for this to have been recorded! 140 people from 27 countries registered for this 24 hour call in honor of the UN declared day of non-violent action on October 2, Gandhi’s birthday.

Empathy World CALL October 2 2013  Here is a list of the countries represented this 5th year:

2013 Countries of Registered Participants:
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Bulgaria
Cambodia
Canada
Chile
Czech Republic
Ethiopia
Germany
India
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Kenya
Lithuania
Netherlands
Portugal
Romania
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Uganda
UK
US

gonna take us all – video and song words by jon fromer

we need the buddhists and the baptists
the quakers and catholics too
atheists and agnostics
musilims and jews
we need people of all nations
all colors and all creeds
to put an end to war now
put an end to greed
gonna take us all  to make a change
take us all to win the peace
gonna take us all in the streets
it’s gonna take us all its gonna take us all
we need the immigrants and the unions
the greens and the gays
hip hoppers and the be boppers
and the women for equal pay
farmworkers out in the sun
homeless out in the rain
the seniors and the soccer moms
for a world that is humane
gonna take us all to make a change
take us all to win the peace
gonna take us all in the streets
gonna take us all
gonna take us all

ya need your friends and your neighbors
poets and the painters
socialists and the anarchists
pacifists and the humanists
every culture and community
takes black and white and brown
times we wont see eye to eye
but we stand on common ground
its gonna take us all to make a change
take us all to win the peace
gonna take us all in the streets
gonna take us all
all to make a change   all to win the peace
all in the streets  all

gonna take us all

its gonna take us all
you and me
gonna take us all

gonna take us all

In-Person West Berkeley Practice Group – Monthly – First Wednesdays with Mair Alight

Requested Experience: Curosity, and willingness to learn and practice the three modes of NVC: self empathy, self expression and empathy with others (deep listening/reflective listening)

Location: West Berkeley, CA, Private Home in Piedmont Area of Oakland – call Mair Alight 707-367-3432 for address.

Date/Time: First Wednesday of each month from noon – 1:30pm

Requested Contribution: $10. Per session.  I request that you pay at the highest level you can to attend to financial ease/sustainability for yourself, the facilitator and others who may not have access to discretionary funds at the same level that you do.

Mair offers NVC in a unique way, focused on practical applications and having fun in sharing; using games, role plays, real plays, dyads, fishbowls, songs, stories, poetry, exercises. Mair’s intention is to challenge each person (including self) to their learning edge while offering nurturing support.

Mair has co-written a children’s NVC Coloring Book “Compassionate Underwear Bear”, and developed a game she has titled “Jackal Cafe & Another Way”, inspired by the Dance Floors created by Judy Morin, John Cunningham, Gina Lawrie and Bridget Belgrave.

Mair has studied NVC-based Mediation with John Kinyon and Ike Lasiter, and developed her own style she calls “No-Fault Mediation”. Foundational in that style are two operating principles:
1. The slower we go, the farther we get….faster.
2. The less we hear, the more we understand.

Mair is a Certified International Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, participated in the first BayNVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC, and Ambassador for BayNVC.

” I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others.” – Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) www.BayNVC.org

“I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity.” – Ike Lasater, www.NVCMediation.com “Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change.”

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)

In-Person Oakland Practice Group Tues Nights with Mair Alight

Requested Experience: Curosity, and willingness to learn and practice the three modes of NVC: self empathy, self expression and empathy with others (deep listening/reflective listening)

Times: Tuesday Evenings Arrival/Settling In ~  6:15-6:30 (15 minutes) At 6:30 we begin a 2 minute silent self-connection and then proceed to checking in around the circle (2 minutes each) and then decide how we will portion the time. Group ends at 8:15pm.

Location: Oakland, CA, Private Home in Piedmont Area of Oakland – call Stephen Fox 510-414-3095 for directions.

Requested Contribution: Requested Contribution: $15. Per session.  I request that you pay at the highest level you can to attend to financial ease/sustainability for yourself, the facilitator and others who may not have access to discretionary funds at the same level that you do.

Mair offers NVC in a unique way, focused on practical applications and having fun in sharing; using games, role plays, real plays, dyads, fishbowls, songs, stories, poetry, exercises. Mair’s intention is to challenge each person (including self) to their learning edge while offering nurturing support.

Mair has co-written a children’s NVC Coloring Book “Compassionate Underwear Bear”, and developed a game she has titled “Jackal Cafe & Another Way”, inspired by the Dance Floors created by Judy Morin, John Cunningham, Gina Lawrie and Bridget Belgrave.

Mair has studied NVC-based Mediation with John Kinyon and Ike Lasiter, and developed her own style she calls “No-Fault Mediation”. Foundational in that style are two operating principles:
1. The slower we go, the farther we get….faster.
2. The less we hear, the more we understand.

Mair is a Certified International Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, participated in the first BayNVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC, and Ambassador for BayNVC.

” I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others.” – Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC) www.BayNVC.org

“I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity.” – Ike Lasater, www.NVCMediation.com “Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change.”

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)

January Teleclass Communing in the Silence & Expressing Our Truth: Deepening into Present Wisdom with Mair Alight

This January Thursday call series is for those who would like to deepen their experience with the three modes of Nonviolent Communication: Self Empathy, Self Expression and Empathy for Others. No previous experience needed. You will be held in this co-created nurturing container of the Wisdom Circle. Facilitated by Mair Alight, Certified Trainer/Consultant with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international peace organization. (www.cnvc.org)

Calls Dates/time: Thursdays, January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31   7:00am-8:00am PT

Cost: Sliding Scale $ 10 – $ 100

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

The format of the calls: rounds of silence (usually 5 minutes) followed by each person sharing the experience they had in the silence as the others of us listen.

Pass is always an option! Once we have listened around the circle, we go again into the silence, repeating this until the hour is complete. Call recordings are NOT available.

What Kate Raffin has to say about a call I facilitated with this format:

I So LOVED the session you led today – LOVED it from the very beginning to the end.
Rich, deep , simple and … inspiring.
I love the way you heard the question to talk “about ” what we were doing as a “request”.
LOVED it – have been caught in my mind and heart since Wednesday eve’s practice group that I led about what happens in the room and the servant I become to all OTHER needs and YOUR example was pure “hearin’ it ” – the request !!!! As …. A request !!

Luccia’s share: I have been involved in a Wisdom Meditation Circle call for over a year now that has REALLY contributed to my sense of health and well being on all levels. This is a Thursday morning teleconference call 7-8 AM Pacific Time, for the month of December, facilitated by Mair Alight, Certified NVC trainer (a real light in my life ), where we commune in silence for 5 minutes, then have the option to speak about what came up in that 5 minutes, then we have another 5 minutes of silence, and so on, for one hour. We go DEEP as a group. It gives me a sense of COMMUNITY, HEART CONNECTION, ENERGETIC SENSE OF PRESENCE, AND A SAFE, SACRED CONTAINER TO BE WITH EVERYTHING THAT COMES UP. Deep wisdom emerges, peace, ease, and clarity is often the result. I would love to have you join this sacred circle.

Bio and Testimonials from Marshall Rosenberg, Miki Kashtan and Ike Lasater below:
Mair has participated in the Bay NVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), and has received training directly since 2000 from Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication. Mair’s CNVC Certification Assessor was Robert Gonzales in 2005.

” I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others.” – Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (PayNVC) www.BayNVC.org

“I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity.” – Ike Lasater, www.NVCMediation.com

“Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change.”

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)

January Teleseries Womens’ Elemental Wisdom Sharing Circles with Mair Alight

This call series is for women who would like to deepen their experience with the three modes of Nonviolent Communication: Self Empathy, Self Expression and Empathy for Others. No previous experience with Nonviolent Communication is needed. We will be invited to hold each other with care in this co-created nurturing container of the Wisdom Circle.

Facilitated by Mair Alight, Certified International Trainer through the Center for Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org) and Collaborative Trainer with BayNVC.

The format of the calls: rounds of silence (usually 5 minutes) followed by each person sharing the experience they had in the silence as the others of us listen.

Pass is always an option! Once we have listened around the circle, we go again into the silence, repeating this until the hour is complete.. Call recordings are NOT available.

Fee: Sliding Scale $ 10 – $ 100  I am requesting that you pay $25 or more if you are able to meet my needs for sustaining my life work and volunteering in prisons and working with others who do not have financial resources to contribute sometimes at the $10 level. I want you to join the circle, sharing with us, so please come and pay what you can.

Wednesdays January 2,9,16,23,30 7:00am-8:00am PT

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

What people have to say about a calls with with this format:

I So LOVED the session you led today – LOVED it from the very beginning to the end.
Rich, deep , simple and … inspiring.
I love the way you heard the question to talk “about ” what we were doing as a “request”.
LOVED it – have been caught in my mind and heart since Wednesday eve’s practice group that I led about what happens in the room and the servant I become to all OTHER needs and YOUR example was pure “hearin’ it ” – the request !!!! As …. A request !! – Kate Raffin

What I love about this format is that I can practice what I most need: self empathy and expression. The presence of others who are self connecting creates a safe, sacred, container that is palpable. This container allows me to settle into my body, feelings, and thoughts so I contact the wisdom within that knows what I need. This process is EMPOWERING. – Luccia Brillare di Amore Rainbow Priestess

“Communicating from the silence and expressing our truth has been supportive environment for my continued growth in NVC. The format provides a clear delineation for self-empathy, expression, and empathic presence to focus my monkey mind (term borrowed from Zen circles). I’ve enjoyed my level of self-connection on the calls accelerating the integration of myself in my NVC practice.” – Todd H.

Bio and Testimonials from Marshall Rosenberg, Miki Kashtan and Ike Lasater below:
Mair has participated in the Bay NVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), and has received training directly since 2000 from Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication. Mair’s CNVC Certification Assessor was Robert Gonzales in 2005.

” I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others.” – Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (PayNVC) www.BayNVC.org

“I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity.” – Ike Lasater, www.NVCMediation.com

“Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change.”

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)  August 1, 2005

Shame, Sex and Secrets Teleseries – 3 Calls with Mair Alight

Sharing our experience, strength and hope in the nurturing container of a wisdom circle facilitated by Mair Alight.
We begin to explore together through our sharing a sense of companionship and shared humanity, identifying and addressing the needs that are met, unmet.
Three calls January 3, 10, 17. Calls will NOT be recorded.

Fee Request: Sliding Scale $30-$90

CLICK THIS LINK TO REGISTER 

Bio and Testimonials from Marshall Rosenberg, Miki Kashtan and Ike Lasater below:
Mair has participated in the Bay NVC Leadership Program 2001-2002, Co-founder of the Safer Communities Project (2002-weekly offerings of NVC in prisons and jails), and has received training directly since 2000 from Marshall Rosenberg, developer of Nonviolent Communication. Mair’s CNVC Certification Assessor was Robert Gonzales in 2005. She is a Certified Trainer/Consultant with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, an international peace organization.

” I have known Mair since 2002, when she attended the BayNVC Leadership Program. I appreciate, in particular, her deep passion for meaning, her dedication to authenticity and full human connection, and her humor and courage in responding to challenges. I trust her understanding of NVC and her continued immersion in learning and clarifying concepts and processes. I am impressed by what I see as her ability to see and reach human beings across a wide range of demographics and experiences and offer meaningful healing and learning to others.” – Miki Kashtan, Lead Trainer, Strategic Vision, Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (PayNVC) www.BayNVC.org

“I’ve known Mair for a decade as a friend, colleague and as a participant in some of my NVC Mediation workshops. I very much enjoy how she shows up in the world with humor, care and clarity. I like the way Mair relates to herself, and to me and others. I without reservation recommend that you work with her at every opportunity.” – Ike Lasater, www.NVCMediation.com

“Mair Alight is one of sixty individuals from twenty-five countries selected by the Center for Nonviolent Communication to attend a Special Session on Social Change in July 2005 in Switzerland. The purpose of the session was to further the vision we have to create a world where all people are getting their needs met and resolving their conflicts peacefully.

Mair Alight is committed to the vision of creating and participating in building worldwide networks of life-serving systems including, but not limited to education, economics, justice, healthcare, peacekeeeping.

It is my hope that you will support her in her efforts towards implementing social change.”

Warmly, Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D, Founder and Director of Educational Services, The Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org)