Workshops / Practice Groups

Let's develop a roadmap

I offer private and public workshops that vary in length from daylong to weekend, and sometimes nightly for several weeks.

For info about a local Gainesville communication practice group that is open to all, join our Meetup or follow on Facebook or go to 

Past 2-day Intensive - 10/14&15/17 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Great Unmasking: A weekend immersion in compassion

ABOUT: This 2-day workshop explores the power of honesty and empathy for improving our relationships and seeing through the masks that are worn everyday. With Jared Finkelstein and Leif Stringer at Gainesville Retreat Center.

Past Workshop Series - Summer 2017, 6:00 - 8:30

The Compassionate Adventure

The Compassionate Adventure: a 3-part NVC Course will be a trek through the wild jungle of judgments, emotions, and communication. It's open-heartedness we're seeking!

All three classes will include the core principles of nonviolent communication (

Class 1 June 29: Self-empathy. Learn to shift your attention to your heart space and away from the other's behavior. Then develop a practice to be kind to yourself. No, really.

Class 2 July 6: Honest Self-Expression. In class two, we will uncover why it's so hard not to "tell someone off!" Said another way: learn the distinction between moral judgments and value judgments, and the two types of honesty.

Class 3 July 13: Extending Empathy. The final class will adventure through the hottest deserts. Then we'll climb uphill to see the ocean of love, something only viewable from atop your highest mountain.

Though it's not required, it is strongly recommended to attend ALL 3 CLASSES in the series. Each course will build on the next. 

6:00 - 8:30 PM each class. Located at Aurora 109 4th Ave SE, Gainesville, FL


Past Workshop - Saturday 5/7/17, 10-5

Fight Better. Love More.
A Daylong for Couples.

Past Workshop - Saturday 1/21/17, 10-5

Living in Love, a 1-Day NVC Workshop

Past 4-part Workshop Series - October, 2016

Why: To take a deep look at the syntax and consciousness that beautifully binds us to each other, and to create an exquisite art form of taking responsibility for our communication and our lives.

What: We will sense through that which is truly alive in us, and navigate toward a form that resonates directly with our hearts. We'll discover new treasures, polish them, and then give the shiny beauty to those real-life people we know. We'll use NVC dance floors, activities, challenging questions, and more.

When: Wednesdays October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Infinity Hall, 978 SW 2nd Ave, Gainesville