ORNCC provides the following only as information about people in these communities who are independent facilitators or counselors. This is not intended to serve as an endorsement or referral to any of the people listed. We suggest you check with each person individually to verify their background and experience. Workshops offered by independent facilitators can be found on our Learning Opportunities & Workshops page
Dorothy Ann Cole, MEd, DD, is a scientist and an educator, and has written many articles and designed curricula across many disciplines. She brings her expertise to you for enhancing your learning and usage of the Language of Peace. Since 2002, she has taught numerous workshops in the US and Canada, facilitated beginning and intermediate practice groups, written practice group manuals for beginners and facilitators, conducted teleconferences, and served as Board Vice President on the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication (ORNCC). She recently authored Peace Matters: Teaching the Language of Peace to the World. She also offers "Tea & Empathy" as her coaching/counseling service. Dorothy Ann may be reached at (503) 208-4098, or email email@example.com, or web: www.peace-matters.net.
Sadie Gordon offers one-on-one counseling, couples counseling, practice group facilitation, and co-teaching with other NVC trainers. Grounded in a firm foundation of empathy, Sadie loves to help others break violent patterns of thinking and to realize the living energy of their being using a language of feelings and needs. Involved in NVC since 2002, Sadie counts as her mentors Susan Skye and Robert Gonzales, and incorporates much of their approach to pain transformation, living energy of needs and the beauty of the vision in her work. Currently, Sadie is exploring the teachings of Hakomi, the study of the organization of experience, using body-centered principles of mindfulness, present moment awareness and nonviolent mind/body connection. She can be reached at (503) 233-1051, or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jim Hussey, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist in Oregon. He uses and teaches NVC to the public. Jim is pursuing certification with CNVC and has over 200 hours of training with certified trainers, including an intensive training for 15 days with Dr Rosenberg. Jim has been meditating and teaching meditation for 31 years and continues to combine Mindfulness and NVC in his work. He offers 2 hour, 4 hour, and 7 hour workshops as well and individual consultation. "I consider myself a student rather than an expert and am eager and willing to work with others wanting to learn the language and lifestyle of Nonviolence." Jim can be contacted at: email@example.com, (503) 740-7074.
Barbara MacKay is a certified professional facilitator© who regularly uses non-violent communication techniques with groups in conflict and in her own daily life. Barbara attended the 10 day retreat offered by Marshall Rosenberg in Washington in 2001 and has taken four other half to one day workshops with Marshall and/or Marshall's certified trainers. Barbara offers introductory NVC workshops for an honorarium to not for profit organizations or those wishing to start up NVC practice groups. Barbara specializes in conflict resolution or healing/grieving sessions for groups using a facilitative approach and the NVC model and language. She has created several two hour to full day training workshops on conflict transformation. She regularly conducts team-building and strategic planning sessions for groups of 5 to 300+. Her style is playful, productive and compassionate. Contact: website, North Star Facilitators, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or (503) 579-5708.
Angela Marchant has devoted herself to studying and integrating holistic therapies inspired by the desire to support others on their journey to health. Through yoga, meditation, bodywork and Compassionate Communication (NVC), she discovered the transforming power of heart to heart connection-the foundation of NVC. As a Licensed Massage Therapist with a degree in psychology, she brings a hands-on approach to learning and living NVC. Angela brings over ten years of experience practicing, living and teaching Compassionate Communication. She offers her students practical ways to access this powerful tool in their daily living while also supporting the integration on a deeper level. Angela is passionate about social change and creating sustainable communities and values the contribution NVC offers these movements. Angela is currently delivering programs to local area nonprofits interested in adopting NVC as the primary mode of communication within their organizations. Angela offers workshops, classes and private sessions for couples and families. You can reach Angela at (503) 329-4704, or email@example.com.
Anthony Marchant is a therapist and NVC facilitator with over 10 years of experience integrating and teaching NVC. He holds a masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Anthony has been fortunate to participate in many trainings with Marshall Rosenberg including a fifteen-day intensive training in Switzerland in 2005. Having felt the transformative power of NVC in his own life, Anthony is committed to sharing NVC with others. He leads practice groups and has incorporated the process into his practice as a therapist. Years of experience working with adolescents and families, joined with a passion for NVC and for cultivating authentic relationships, has led Anthony to focus on couples, teens, and families who wish to deepen their connection to one another. His ability to blend NVC with his training in Transpersonal Psychology offers a unique opportunity for people to develop practical skills while cultivating self-awareness and grounding in the present moment. This powerful combination supports people on their path towards living a full and embodied life. You can reach Anthony at (971) 322-4475, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kathy Marchant has dedicated herself to cultivating connection with self and others in ways that both inspire compassion and nurture community. She was executive director of an organization mentoring troubled teens when she discovered the power of Nonviolent Communication to help build and sustain quality relationships. Witnessing how this process transformed lives, Kathy dedicated herself to living and sharing the principles of NVC and now supports others in the practical day-to-day application and learning of the process. For over six years she has been facilitating adult practice groups and is currently leading several diverse groups weekly. In 2005 she took part in a 15-day Social Change Immersion with Marshall Rosenberg and practitioners from around the world and she continues to work on various NVC projects locally and globally. As a testament to the lasting value of her work, members of her original practice group still gather weekly. You can reach Kathy at (503) 768-9008, or email@example.com.
Kathy Masarie, MD, is a pediatrician, life coach, parent and founder of Family Empowerment Network. For over two decades, Dr. Masarie served the medical needs of families in Pennsylvania and Oregon. Out of this work grew her concern for preventing risky behavior in teens and her development of programs to support preventative and proactive parenting. The culmination of her work has been the publication of Raising Our Daughters and Raising Our Sons, parenting guides aimed at creating strong, healthy and thriving families. These parenting guides are being used as curriculum for School Counselor education in colleges and by the Search Institute to promote the 40 Developmental Assets to parents. Currently, Dr. Masarie is a sought-after speaker on raising children. She also offers one-on-one coaching, seminars, workshops, and classes on various parenting topics including compassionate communication. You can reach Kathy at (503) 292-4162, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.kathymasarie.com.
Joe Mitchell: My lifelong quest has been to understand how I could live with an open heart. My search was rewarded in 2003 with my discovery of NVC consciousness and the beauty of needs. Since then I've dedicated my life to sharing this open-hearted consciousness and I welcome fellow seekers to join me in this extraordinarily compassionate, life-giving practice. I facilitate several NVC practice groups in the Mt. Tabor area. I offer personal counseling, and present a variety of NVC workshops with an emphasis on experiential learning. The Spirituality of NVC especially interests me as a way to live in relationships that honor one another's needs. You can reach me at (503) 233-2310, or email@example.com.
Sarah Peyton is a CNVC certification candidate and independent facilitator from Vancouver, WA. She offers workshops, classes and presentations that integrate the latest brain research with communication skills, and is a regular contributor to the GAINS (Global Association of Interpersonal neurobiology Studies) Quarterly. Her work focused on how we hear and understand one another, effective ways to connect hearts, and what the cutting edge of neuroscience has to tell us about what happens when we are in dialogue. She works in business, school, family and prison environments. her presentations are fun and inspiring, and she makes the abstract information about what happens in the brain accessible and useful for all. You can reach Sarah at (206) 579-1696, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or at: http://www.empathybrain.com/.
Steve Allen Smith, J.D. is the founder of Peace-Making. He has been practicing family law in Portland since 1974, helping thousands of families resolve parenting and custody conflicts through mediation, collaboration, negotiation and arbitration. Steven developed the Peace-Making course from his work on custody cases. He saw that his conversations and inquiries helped parents recognize that the decision to divorce didn’t require them to hurt each other or their children. The Peace-Making Course teaches a combination of Nonviolent Communication and Conscious Awareness skills. This becomes a language of connection that keeps both people safe. Like Aikido, a martial art form that disarms without injuring, Peace-Making dissolves conflict and creates connection and partnership. He can be reached at web: http://www.peace-making.com/, or (503) 228-7256.
Stuart Watson provides NVC based- couple's and family mediation and introductory, daylong, or multiple session workshops on any facet of NVC or Conflict Resolution. Stuart is a certified Family Mediator with nearly a decade experience specializing in relationship and divorce mediation in Portland, Oregon through www.ProgressiveMediation.com, and coordinates the Neighborhood and Family Mediation programs and trains new mediators at www.ResolutionsNorthwest.org. Stuart has nearly 650 hours experience with CNVC trainers, facilitated over 100 NVC and conflict resolution trainings, led several practice groups, and graduated from an NVC Yearlong Leadership Program. He enjoys training activities that elicit the participant's wisdom and engages a variety of learning styles. Contact Stuart at stuart@ProgressiveMediation.com, or (503) 453-6694.
Buckley has been studying and working with NVC
since 2003. Before that, he was trained
in community mediation and the victim/offender
reconciliation program (VORP). He has facilitated practice
groups since 2004, both at introductory and intermediate
levels. He and his partner Elaine Hultengren have also
presented intro NVC workshops at the NW Annual Conference
for Fellowship of Reconciliation and at Willamette
University. In 2007, he was part of a year-long NVC
Leadership program led by Susan Skye,
in Portland. Contact: email@example.com.
Elaine Hultengren has been studying and working with NVC since 2003. She has attended 5 workshops with Marshall Rosenberg, as well as other workshops with certified trainers. She has attended and facilitated practice groups since 2003, both at introductory and intermediate levels. She and her partner, Tim Buckley have also developed and presented intro NVC workshops at the NW Annual Conference for Fellowship of Reconciliation and at Willamette University. In 2007, she was part of a year-long NVC Leadership program led by Susan Skye, a certified NVC trainer in Portland, Oregon. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Based in the Corvallis Region
Tina Taylor is a Registered Nurse (since 1980) with her Master's degree in Counseling (1995), in private practice offering holistic stress management therapy and training. Tina has been learning and teaching communication skills for over 20 years, NVC being her focus since 2008. As a mediator and trainer, she is also co-owner of Choices Dispute Resolution, focusing on communication enhancement within the healthcare industry. She volunteers with the Oregon Prison Project, bringing NVC training to inmates, as well as with Neighbor-to-Neighbor Mediation Services, providing free mediation for small claims courts and community cases. She has over 150 hours of NVC training by cnvc-certified teachers. Tina offers NVC-based individual and relationship counseling, NVC workshops and consultation, and a variety of related services. Please read more about her offerings at www.tinataylor.co, or call her at 541-753-2255.
Carol Delmonico is a Certified Life Coach and Registered Nurse. She has a private coaching practice and teaches classes and workshops as well as working with small businesses to enhance their empathy skills. Carol utilizes the Compassionate Communication model along with other tools to support people to gain clarity about their feelings and needs and to create a more balanced and vibrant life. Life coaching is an action oriented process that focuses on being in the present and taking action (both inner and outer) to move ahead with transparency and purpose. Carol teaches Compassionate Communication, respectful parenting and compassionate eating workshops. Contact Carol at (541) 389-0831, email email@example.com, or visit her website Into Balance Coaching.
Katy Elliott, MA, MFT, is a therapist for over 17 years, including 10 years with St. Charles Medical Center, Katy practices at the heart of a vibrant healing arts community in Central Oregon. An associate at Three Rivers Center in downtown Bend, Katy holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has studied with Marshall Rosenberg since 1991. In addition to compassionate communication skills, Katy incorporates methods from humanistic and cognitive behavioral psychology into her work as a counselor. Contact Katy Elliott at (541) 633-5704, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or website Katy Elliott, MA.
Bryn Hazell deeply enjoys providing workshops introducing individuals to Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication. She has participated in over 150 hours of training by Certified NVC Trainers, including the IIT in Bellingham, WA, in fall, 2001. She particularly likes providing training to groups of co-workers in organizations because they are then able to practice with each other and deepen their learning of NVC. She has facilitated practice groups and provided workshops since fall, 2002. Bryn is the Regional Coordinator for ORNCC in Bend. Fees for her workshops are negotiated and Bryn donates her compensation to nonprofit organizations, including the Women's Resource Center of Central Oregon, ORNCC and CNVC. Contact: email@example.com, or (541) 549-1556.
Leanne K. Latterell, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker who enjoys working with older adolescents and adults. She uses Compassionate Communication in her work with all ages and all problem areas. It brings richness and clarity to the counseling relationship. She received her Masters in Social Work at the University of West Virginia. Her background in the field is community mental health, Hospice, lay chaplaincy at St. Charles Medical Center and private practice. All fields of her work have brought joy, learning and rich connection. Contact Leanne at (541) 504-5745.
Dwight Pargee, MS GCFP helps people navigate the world of intention, action, and achievement. He has studied the movement sciences for the last 20 years and holds degrees in exercise science and kinesiology. He uses the Feldenkrais Method of Movement Education and Compassionate Communication to help clients discover their optimal mind/body coordination and new ways of moving efficiently and effectively. Dwight’s personal passion for somatic self-development is expressed in his love for cooking, poetry, Aikido and fly-fishing. Contact Dwight at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (541) 788-9232.
Tree Bressen offers group facilitation services and teaching that share a common wellspring with NVC: using compassion for all parties as a base, searching below polarization to shared needs, and carrying ideals into practical action. She has been doing this work as a full-time freelancer for more than a decade, working with over a hundred groups in a wide variety of settings. Tree offers highly engaging workshops in topics including skillful meeting facilitation, consensus decision-making, conflict resolution, Appreciative Inquiry, and more. She also serves as a facilitator for groups facing hot or complex issues, and does process design for events large and small, including retreats and sessions focused on visioning, organizational restructuring, and strategic planning. Tree's practice is conducted on a gift economy basis. See website at http://treegroup.info/, or email at email@example.com, or call at (541) 343-3855.
Lisa-Marie DiVincent feels passionate about supporting people to use NVC as a strategy for getting their personal and interpersonal needs met. Since 1983, she has combined insight, compassion, and playfulness in her private practice as a therapist, facilitator, and counseling trainer. She has both enjoyed and endured countless hours with certified trainers, including BayNVC's year long Leadership Program. Currently she is a self-described rabble-rousing ORNCC Governing Council member, and is also the administrator of two CNVC internet empathy groups. Lisa-Marie offers NVC coaching sessions to individuals, couples, and NVC teachers, as well as experiential presentations to groups and organizations. A donation is requested for these services, the amount to be determined by a mutually satisfying NVC dialogue. If you might like a phone consultation, a several day workshop, or anything in between, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (541) 484-7366.
Michael Dreiling is a professor of Sociology at the University of Oregon, a co-founder of the Oregon Network for Compassionate Communication, and an active father of two children. He finds inspiration in the awareness that beneath every message, in every person stirs life-supporting motives. Using the tools of Nonviolent Communication, Michael wishes to support this "Giraffe" consciousness in human society. Michael has spent approximately 200 hours in NVC trainings, soaking in the technique and spirit of compassionate communication. In the last four years, Michael began earnestly sharing what he has learned with workshops, practice groups and by offering courses in NVC for teachers, activists, and students at the University of Oregon. Contact info for Michael is email@example.com, (541) 337-4285, or his website, http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~dreiling/.
Bev Hollander, RN, MS, HNB-BC, has studied and practiced NVC since 2000 - countless hours spent in weekly practice groups as well more than 70 hours of education through certified NVC trainers. She has developed and offered workshops on a variety of topics including Imagery and Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Bev has been a Registered Nurse for 30 years and is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse integrating Mind, Body and Spirit for healing in her client relationships. She works with clients who desire personal growth, healing and change. Bev has a bubbly and light style filled with compassion, humor and caring. She is sure to touch you in such a way as to help you feel more alive, centered and connected in your life. Her skills are numerous, her caring contagious and her ability to comfort awesome! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or (541) 345-3772.
Gloria Lybecker is an independent facilitator working with individuals and groups to support personal healing and integration. Providing parenting classes and customized training in Nonviolent Communication and Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) in Eastern Washington, and internationally via teleconferencing, her heart is especially tender for families struggling to make sense of developmental and learning challenges. Gloria is a regular contributor to the GAINS (Global Association of Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies) Quarterly on deep empathy, the brain and parenting and works in businesses, schools, churches and family environments, providing lots of interaction and practice to develop new skill sets. Contact info: Gloria Lybecker, email@example.com, (509) 876-1802. Her website is: http://www.Life-Focused.com.
Karen Campbell is currently retired after 20+ years working in Oregon correctional facilities. Nonviolent Communication is being taught and practiced in those facilities due in large part to her efforts. She was one of the founders of ORNCC and also served on the advisory board for Freedom Project, CNVC's prison in-reach program. Karen provides introductory NVC lectures in a variety of settings including professional/educational seminars, churches, and even Holistic Fairs in which she uses the Tarot Cups as a means of expressing the concepts. Karen also incorporates compassionate communication into workshops she provides using SoulCollage(r) for personal growth and therapy. Contact: Karen Campbell at (503) 990-0813, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.soulcollage.com/karen-m-campbell.
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