Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: October – November 2024

Note: If you would prefer to register for a Global Majority/BIPOC-only version of this course, you can let us know HERE.  Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.* We often either don’t know why what we said … Read more

Using Compassion to Create a More Just World

An Online Series with Roxy Manning and NVC Academy Reimagine the systems in your communities Drive social change centered on nonviolence Identify the steps to take to create lasting change Find new allies to strengthen your mission Wednesdays, October 9-November 13, 2024 (six sessions)9:00-11:00am Pacific (California) Time (What time is it in your location?) Description: Let’s … Read more

Author Talk: How to Have Antiracist Conversations – Embracing our Full Humanity to Challenge White Supremacy (Online)

Monday, May 6th, 7:00-8:30pm PT  Online Via SURJ Bay Area (Showing Up for Racial Justice) Roxy Manning, clinical psychologist and Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication will offer a book reading and mini-workshop (breaking into small groups to practice skills), preparing us to have more effective antiracist conversations. Dr. Manning brings decades of service experience to … Read more

Immersion in Nonviolent Communication 2024-2025

Join IN: Immersion in Nonviolent Communication8-month Online Intensive WITH OREN JAY SOFER & ROXY MANNINGSEPTEMBER 2024 – April 2025 Communication is about more than what you say. Nonviolence is not passivity, but a courageous and demanding way of life. Nonviolent Communication is a profound and transformative practice. Nonviolent Communication trains us to develop internal resources … Read more

Roots and Branches: Race and Ethnicity in Family Constellations

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the impact of transgenerational trauma and family history using Systemic Constellations. The workshop focuses on the experience of Global Majority* people and their families in the United States. The work will be primarily concentrated on healing and exploration through facilitated constellations, with multiple constellations offered each day to … Read more

Parenting with Purpose: Aligning Values with Action

An Online Series with Roxy Manning and NVC Academy Let your values serve as your parenting compass  Turn messy moments into meaningful ones  Relax into your parenting adventure For parents and caregivers of children of any age Schedule – Dates & Times: Wednesdays, May 8 – June 12, 2024 (six sessions)8:00-10:00am Pacific (California) Time Description … Read more

Author Talk: Skills for Building Beloved Community with Roxy Manning

Join me on Wednesday, March 27th, 1:00-3:30pm PT at Duncan United Church Location: 246 Ingram St, Duncan, BC, V9L 1P4 Canada (map) Re-Imagining Anti-Oppression Join us for a transformative, interactive book talk and Q&A with Dr. Manning, exploring antiracism as a model for anti-oppression dialogues. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of the Beloved Community, … Read more

FACE Talks: Fostering Antiracist Conversations and Engagement

Can a conversation be the catalyst for positive change, bridging gaps between people of different backgrounds? Yes! Join Roxy Manning for a 6-week course to practice skills for antiracist conversations, based on Roxy’s new book How to Have Antiracist Conversations. Class meets 9:30am-12:00pm PT (Find your local time) on the following dates: Are you ready … Read more

Author Talk: Reimagining Antiracism: Roxy Manning on Cultivating the Antiracist Heart and Mind (Online)

Saturday, March 2nd, 12:00-1:30pm PT  Online Via Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network (RMCCN)   Join Us for a Heartfelt Conversation with Roxy Manning: Cultivating Compassion and Antiracism Together You’re invited to a special online gathering with Roxy Manning, hosted by the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network (RMCCN). It’s a chance to dive deep into meaningful … Read more

Author Talk: Meet and Greet Book Signing

Join me on Thursday, February 15th, 11:00-1pm PT at Volume One Bookstore Location: 149 Kenneth Street, Duncan BC Canada, V9L 1N5 (map) Join Roxy for this free event and bring or purchase your books for Roxy to sign. Come chat with Roxy and ask your questions about her books. How to Have Antiracist Conversations: Embracing … Read more

Author Talk: Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton

Join us on Monday, February 19, 7:00-8:00pm PT at Annie Bloom’s Books in Portland, OR. Annie Bloom’s Books welcomes authors Roxy Manning & Sarah Peyton for readings and discussions centered on their two new books, How to Have Antiracist Conversations: Embracing Our Full Humanity to Challenge White Supremacy and The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook. Explore … Read more

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in Romania: July 2024

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in Romania: July 04 – 13, 2024 Join us for this residential retreat in Sâncraiu, Transylvania, Romania (04 – 13 July 2024) that will help you bring nonviolence and peace into all areas of your life. In this event, you can discover skills that will help you improve the quality of … Read more

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in California, US: May/June 2024

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in California, US: May/June 2024 Join us for this residential retreat in California, United States (24 May 2024 – 2 June 2024 ) that will help you bring nonviolence and peace into all areas of your life. In this event, you can discover skills that will help you improve the quality … Read more

Author Talk: Authentic Antiracist Dialogue with Roxy Manning

Join me on Sunday, March 17th, 10:00-1pm PT at First Church Berkeley UCC Location: 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704 (map) Roxy Manning will be at First Church Berkeley to discuss and read from her book, How to Have Antiracist Conversations: Embracing Our Full Humanity to Challenge White Supremacy and it’s companion text, The Antiracist … Read more

Book Talk: Oren Jay Sofer & Roxy Manning In Conversation (Online)

Join us on Wednesday, April 17th 7:00-8:00pm PT Online Via Banyen Books & Sound What does the contemplative path have to offer our aching hearts in a rapidly changing world beset with challenge? What can our practice offer beyond personal benefits? Join Oren Jay Sofer and Roxy Manning online for a conversation about their new … Read more

Book Talk: Oren Jay Sofer & Roxy Manning In Conversation (Online)

Join us on Wednesday, February 28th 3:00-4:00pm PT Online Via Northshire Books What does the contemplative path have to offer our aching hearts in a rapidly changing world beset with challenge? What can our practice offer beyond personal benefits? Join Oren Jay Sofer and Roxy Manning online for a conversation about their new books: Your … Read more

Book Talk: Oren Jay Sofer & Roxy Manning In Conversation

Join us on Saturday, January 27th 4:00-5:30pm PT at Book Passage Corte Madera Location: 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 (map) What does the contemplative path have to offer our aching hearts in a rapidly changing world beset with challenge? What can our practice offer beyond personal benefits? Join Oren Jay Sofer and … Read more

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: March/April 2024

Note: If you would prefer to register for a Global Majority/BIPOC-only version of this course, you can let us know HERE.  Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.* We often either don’t know why what we said … Read more

Author Talk: Roxy Manning at Spiritus Christi Church

Join us on Saturday, October 14, 3:00-4:00pm ET at Spiritus Christi Church in Rochester, NY. Roxy Manning will be at Spiritus Christi Church to discuss and read from her book, How to Have Antiracist Conversations: Embracing Our Full Humanity to Challenge White Supremacy and it’s companion text, The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook.Explore a groundbreaking … Read more

Author Talk: Roxy Manning in Conversation with Martha Lasley

Join us on Friday, October 13, 4:00-5:00pm ET at Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca, NY. Roxy Manning will be at Buffalo Street Books with Martha Lasley to discuss and read from her book, How to Have Antiracist Conversations: Embracing Our Full Humanity to Challenge White Supremacy and it’s companion text, The Antiracist Heart: A Self-Compassion and Activism Handbook.Explore … Read more

Fierce Compassion: Skills for Antiracist Conversations 

How can we begin to heal and transform the impacts of a white supremacist culture? What tools can we develop that help us to take an honest look at the complexity and heartbreak while supporting true accountability and change?

This 8-week class offers participants a chance to explore how self-compassion can bolster the movement towards antiracist consciousness and practices in an intertwined learning experience.

Fierce Compassion: Skills for Antiracist Conversations 

How can we begin to heal and transform the impacts of a white supremacist culture? What tools can we develop that help us to take an honest look at the complexity and heartbreak while supporting true accountability and change?

This 8-week class offers participants a chance to explore how self-compassion can bolster the movement towards antiracist consciousness and practices in an intertwined learning experience.

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Oct/Nov 2023

Note: If you would prefer to register for a BIPOC-only version of this course, you can let us know here.  Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.* We often either don’t know why what we said or … Read more

Coaching Across Microaggressions: Open To All – May 2023

Note: If you would prefer to register for a BIPOC-only version of this course, check here. for an offering for BIPOC/ *Global Majority people happening on Saturdays in May/June 2023.   Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.** … Read more

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Open To All

Note: If you would prefer to register for a BIPOC-only version of this course, you can let us know here. Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.* We often either don’t know why what we said or … Read more

Power, Discrimination and Systemic Oppression French Intensive

Power, Discrimination and Systemic Oppression Increasing Awareness and Capacity for Action November 7 to 16, 2023 The workshop is composed of two modules (one main and one complementary) in order to offer: a space for individual and collective exploration of integration of a systemic look at Nonviolent Communication. And a time of deepening for people … Read more

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in Germany: September 2023

9-day residential retreat (IIT) in Germany: September 2023 We welcome you to pre-register for the 9-day Nonviolent Communication training from September 24 until October 03, 2023 at the Jonathan Seminarhotel in Chieming, Germany (map). Whether you are new to what NVC brings, plan on becoming a certified trainer, are longing to deepen your NVC practice, or simply … Read more

The Living Peace Retreat

Living Peace Retreat AN ONLINE RETREAT IN NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION WITH ROXY MANNING & OREN JAY SOFER August 10 – 13, 2023 9:00-11:00AM & 1:00-3:00PM PT, DAILY Are you interested in developing skills to make peace in your life, in your community, at home, and at work? The tools of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can support us … Read more

Immersion in Nonviolent Communication

Join IN: Immersion in Nonviolent Communication 8-month Online Intensive WITH OREN JAY SOFER & ROXY MANNING SEPTEMBER 2023 – April 2024 Communication is about more than what you say. Nonviolence is not passivity, but a courageous and demanding way of life. Nonviolent Communication is a profound and transformative practice. Nonviolent Communication trains us to develop … Read more

Self-Compassion & Antiracism: Inner Work to Better the World With Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton

Learn an objective method to antiracism using the neuroscience of self-compassion and language with psychologist Roxy Manning and author Sarah Peyton. Discover the tools and skills for building self-compassion and heart-based communication to understand and transform racism with authors Roxy Manning, PhD, and Sarah Peyton. In this 2-hour Teachers Studio, learn to recognize diversity and … Read more

Equitable Facilitation: Supporting Equity Through Leadership

An Online Series with Roxy Manning and NVC Academy Attune your facilitation to the ways assumptions and perspectives that impact the group Navigate the ‘how’ of being together with more ease, effectiveness, and grace Establish structures that support each person’s equitable participation Guide your group toward decisions everyone can stand behind Schedule – Dates & … Read more

Parenting for the Future: Your Child’s and the Planet

An Online Series with Roxy Manning and NVC Academy Increase the chances of a ripple effect that will shape a purposeful and joyful future Identify your most treasured values that you hope your children will embrace See how your values serve as a guiding compass for your parenting choices Discover how to apply this lens … Read more

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Open To All – February 2023

Note: If you would prefer to register for a BIPOC-only version of this course, you can let us know here.  Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.* We often either don’t know why what we said or … Read more

NVC for Social Change: Responding to Systemic Issues with Compassion

An Online Series with Roxy Manning and NVC Academy Channel reactive emotions into movements for change while still cherishing “the other side” Learn how to show up in service for those impacted by injustices in a supportive way Gain a higher capacity of compassion for different ways of being Explore ways of seeing the needs … Read more

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Open To All – September 2022

We often either don’t know why what we said or did is being called a microaggression, or we’re desperately resisting any possible inference that might lead to someone judging our behavior as racist. So how and where can we learn more? Join us for this four part series on Saturdays.

Support the Kickstarter

Introducing Antiracist Conversations and The Antiracist Heart – a nonviolent approach to antiracist conversations. Listen to Roxy talk about about both books: Help us show our prospective publisher, Berrett-Koehler, that now is the time for a nonviolent approach to antiracist conversations. Preorder Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton’s books now to help us reach our goal of … Read more

The BayNVC Immersion Program: 8-month NVC Intensive

WITH OREN JAY SOFER & ROXY MANNING FEBRUARY – SEPTEMBER, 2022 Nonviolent Communication is about more than what you say. It’s about developing internal resources to realize our potential and live in line with our values. It’s about showing up authentically and compassionately in all circumstances, learning to care more fully for ourselves and for others, … Read more

The Living Peace Retreat

Join the 2022 Living Peace Retreat AN ONLINE NVC RETREAT WITH OREN JAY SOFER & ROXY MANNING JANUARY 20-23, 2022 Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? The tools of Nonviolent Communication can support us to keep ourselves healthy in turbulent … Read more

Living Peace at Home and at Work – 2021

A four day, online retreat focused on embodying the tools and understanding of Nonviolent Communication, led by Roxy Manning and Oren Jay Sofer. SPACE IS LIMITED – register early.

NVC for All – Learn to Share NVC While Attending to Power Differences

Are you an NVCer who would like support in sharing NVC in a way that attends to the needs of people who have been historically marginalized? Join this inaugural “Train the Trainer” series. You will meet with Roxy on Sundays for 8 sessions to experience a foundational NVC curriculum originally developed by Roxy for and … Read more

Authentic Dialogues Across Race / Ethnicity

Bridging the Divide Are you desperately longing for ways to bridge the huge racial and ethnic divides in our country? Would you like an opportunity to speak authentically, connect with each other, and really be heard? Without question, action is needed in order to prevent and address the harm that has been happening for centuries. … Read more

Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions: Open To All

We often either don’t know why what we said or did is being called a microaggression, or we’re desperately resisting any possible inference that might lead to someone judging our behavior as racist. So how and where can we learn more? Join us for this four part series on Saturdays.

Leveraging Self-Compassion to Counter White Supremacy: An 8-week Class with Roxy Manning and Sarah Peyton

How can we begin to heal and transform the impacts of a white supremacist culture? What tools can we develop that help us to take an honest look at the complexity and heartbreak while supporting true accountability and change?

This 8-week class offers participants a chance to explore how self-compassion can bolster the movement towards antiracist consciousness and practices in an intertwined learning experience.

Alive and Empowered: A Virtual Intensive Training in NVC

We learned to speak — and to keep silent — as toddlers, and our patterns of communication are as deeply ingrained as our native tongues. One can get a sense of the basics of Nonviolent Communication in a couple of hours. Taking the practices into our everyday lives, though, requires immersion. Taking on a new … Read more

NVC for Real: Coaching Across Racial Microaggressions

Attend to impact before intention. We’ve heard this principle before, but those five words are hard to put into practice, especially when dealing with microaggressions.*  We often either don’t know why what we said or did is being called a microaggression, or we’re desperately resisting any possible inference that might lead to someone judging our … Read more

Living Peace Retreat

Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? The tools of Nonviolent Communication can support us to keep ourselves healthy in turbulent times and to make a difference for everyone whose lives we touch. Join us for this special residential retreat program … Read more

BayNVC Immersion Program: 8-month NVC Intensive

Nonviolent Communication is about more than what you say. It’s about developing internal resources to realize our potential and live in line with our values. It’s about showing up authentically and compassionately in all circumstances, learning to care more fully for ourselves and for others, and transforming moments of immobility and helplessness into experiences of … Read more

Group Constellations Exploring Race and Ethnicity

Join us for an in-depth exploration of the impact of transgenerational trauma and family history using Systemic Constellations.  The workshop focuses on the experience of people of color and their families in the United States. The work will be primarily concentrated on healing and exploration through facilitated constellations, with multiple constellations offered each day to support opportunities … Read more

Convergent Facilitation: Train-the-Trainer

with Miki Kashtan and Roxy Manning Please note this workshop track is for participants who have experience in Convergent Facilitation and are interested in learning how to train others to use the model. If you are just beginning or fairly new to Convergent Facilitation we encourage you to take the Introduction and Deepening days through … Read more

Convergent Facilitation: Introduction & Deepening Practice

with Miki Kashtan and Roxy Manning Working and decision-making in groups and teams doesn’t have to be a struggle. The Convergent Facilitation workshop teaches you – without sacrificing productivity – how to make decisions that tap into a group’s shared purpose and that everyone truly supports. You can move from conflict to real collaboration Convergent … Read more

Social Change: A Radical Transformation of Diversity and Inclusion

How do you embrace people from all walks of life and facilitate groups so that people are heard deeply, valued for their contribution and acknowledged for their unique experience? We can lean on the framework of NVC to create space for courageous conversations about systems. Join us to explore how NVC helps us have honest conversations and look beyond diversity to focus on inclusion and change.

The BayNVC Immersion Program

Nonviolent Communication is about more than what you say. It’s about developing internal resources to realize our potential and live in line with our values. It’s about showing up authentically and compassionately in all circumstances, learning to care more fully for ourselves and for others, and transforming moments of immobility and helplessness into experiences of power and … Read more

2019 Living Peace Retreat

Are you interested in developing skills to keep your heart strong in the face of the immense challenges of our times? Join us for this special residential retreat program where we’ll delve into NVC as an embodied practice for transforming our lives, relationships and world.

2019 French NVC Intensive

Are you eager to explore how an NVC lens can be applied to the challenging topics of Power, Privilege, Access and Inclusion.  You can do so in an immersive, 9-day retreat where we envision bringing together the values of NVC and social justice work to support individuals in facing realities of the world we live in.

French NVC Pre-Intensive Workshop

Over four days, you will first gain understanding of the principles and consciousness needed to make NVC relevant to people from all groups. Next, you will work on designing a workshop for one group of your choice, utilizing techniques from principle based teaching and graphic facilitation to develop your approach and materials for the workshop. Incredible, hands-on learning awaits!

Beautiful Information: The Fundamentals of Visual Facilitation

Would you like more ease preparing materials for trainings, workshops or meetings? Would you like more focus, energy, and enjoyment before, during, and after making presentations? Are you wanting to bring effectiveness and creativity to promoting your work? Are you wanting better ways to stay connected with your audience once your time together is over? In this workshop you … Read more

2018 NVC FUNfest: Living From the Heart Retreat

Time to make your summer retreat plans and join us for six glorious days of mindful living from the heart – a celebration of compassionate communication! Join us to relax, rejuvenate, and refill your empathy cup!

From Awareness to Action: Creating Bridges Across Differences

Explore a variety of concepts and practices that can help you navigate situations that might be confusing, challenging, or even shocking. Come away with a renewed sense of clarity around a number of theories that explore why the areas of power, privilege, and rank tend to be so difficult to work with.

IIT Birmingham UK

Whether you are new to what NVC brings, plan on becoming a certified trainer, are longing to deepen your NVC practice, or simply wanting to bring yourself deeper into your national and international community – an IIT has the capacity to change lives.

Taste of BayNVC LP – Summer Retreat & Youth Program

Step into leadership through this week-long immersive and open-space retreat. For those newer to NVC, spend a week experiencing the deep learning and connection of the BayNVC Leadership Program. Kids are also welcome – Kids welcome! We offer an incredible NVC adventure for those of you with children – a youth program led by individuals who are highly skilled in the use of NVC with children and packed full of fun and creative activities throughout the week.

Building Bridges – 2018

Reuniting communities through empathy and critical awareness Understand the dynamics that perpetuate us vs them thinking Deepen empathic listening skills to help support those faced with hate speech and discriminatory actions Practice authentic expression that is likely to connect Resource yourself to say engaged and ready to act   About the course: This monthly course … Read more