Have you ever wondered if it’s possible to navigate conflict with more ease and compassion? Would you like to learn a new way of relating that has the potential to peacefully influence and transform your personal relationships, communities, and even the social systems that impact your world?

Join us to discover and explore a new generation of human connection and peacemaking skills known as “NVC” that’s changing the way we think about conflict, compassion, and our future. This informative, inspiring, and interactive talk will introduce us to a revolutionary way of thinking and speaking – a way of applying transformational ideas and sensibilities to real-life situations.

The evening starts with an interactive introduction followed by a comprehensive exercise and practice.

You’re invited to begin your journey to becoming a resource for peace in your life and community.


The Art & Science of Getting Along

Introduction to Nonviolent Communication
with Trainer Katie Testa

Monday, April 15th

6:45p – 8:45p

Novi, MI



Topic Workshops are monthly workshops where we focus on a specific NVC concept or topic to explore.

In our upcoming Topic Workshop: Exploring Requests, Demands, & Boundaries with Nonviolent Communication, we will take a deep dive into the consciousness that underlies an integrated Nonviolent Communication Practice, together unpacking what distinguishes NVC requests from demands and boundaries; examining our relationship to hearing and saying no.

This workshop is designed to support participants in feeling inspired and grounded in living a life that really works for them. Through dialogue and practice, participants will become more aware of the stories they tell themselves about the meaning of ‘no’, the significance of boundaries and mourning, and how to hold both their own needs and the needs of others in the awareness and light of mutuality and care. By using the language and consciousness of NVC, we can shift from coercive, shame, or guilt driven demands, to requests that allow space for more connection and flow in relationships, and life-serving boundaries that facilitate choice and balance in relationships.


Exploring Requests, Demands, & Boundaries with Nonviolent Communication

Topic Workshop with Lead Trainer Katie Testa

Monday, March 25th

Royal Oak, MI




“Katie presented the information clearly, with many exercises for practice and integration, and suggestions for homework. The sessions flowed well. There was space to ask questions and discuss the material. Katie modeled the NVC process throughout.

I highly recommend this training. I am now more empathetic toward myself and others. I am present more often, with increased awareness of my feelings and needs.”

Bruce W, Metro Detroit Practice Group Participant

One Reply to “Learn”

  1. I have bee to two of Katie’s workgroups. O have been to at least two weekend trainings in Columbus, Ohio. So i do not think i need the intro. I am looking to continue my work with NVC so please let me know what else is going on.
    Hey Katie, hope you remeber me. I was sorry you were not doing a winter workgroup.

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