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How to Live NVC with people who won't change

(without judging them for that)

Coached practice supporting you cosseting yourself tenderly.

This is for you if you want to speak your truth without blame or criticism in a way that doesn't judge others.

Learning and practicing "Tools Not Rules" with Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist and CNVC Certified Trainer, who spent 500+ hours with Marshall Rosenberg, PhD, developer of NVC.

If you are on the path of certification, or plan to be, these  calls with Mair could count towards your training hours.

Mair has been facilitating calls for over a decade and can navigate the needs and strategies to meet them with care and efficiency. Mair uses role plays, Q & A, stories, and songs.

This is for you if you want to speak your truth in a way that doesn't annoy others. Learn and practice "Tools Not Rules" with Mair Alight, Empathy Specialist.



  • You value the practical simple power of Nonviolent Communication

  • You want to use NVC perspectives in your daily life

  • You want relief from the pain of judging yourself and others

  • You like to learn and practice in supportive, nurturing community

  • You want simple, effective, clear communication skills without the jargon


Who is it for?

  • This call series is for you if you want to learn and grow while being held with compassion and love.

  • It's for you if you want to learn practical, simple tools (not rules!) for speaking your truth, and hear what goes on with others without shaming or blaming.

What to bring:

  • Your willingness to learn and practice, as well as to hold all on call with care.

  • Something to write with and on.

  • Joining the call in as quiet a place as you can, with attention on muting yourself when not speaking.

  • I suggest you have a dedicated place for notes to refer to during the week, and to record conversations and situations you would like to bring to the call.

Read what present and past participants have said about the benefits and value of being on calls with Mair:

  • "I wanted you to know I just love your groups!.. I find them rich, compassionate, educational, inspiring and heart warming!! smile comes on my face just thinking about them!!" Warmly, Carol Harrington, M.A., C.M.T.

  • "During Mair's Mentoring Calls I experienced her creative, NVC exercises as both fun & easy to apply to my life." Kelley Giaramita, Wellness Consultant  

  • "I participated in 6 calls with Mair and a group of NVC enthusiasts through the month of January. I found myself nervous as I was new to the teleconference format and to NVC. However, within a couple of calls I felt at ease. My heart was opened by the honest sharing of participants and the deep listening and curiosity Mair brought to each session and person. Over these several weeks, I have come to feel more alive and celebratory toward myself and others. I've opened to new truths and wisdom within myself. The support of others also sharing their truth and honoring my own, has left me feeling inspired, enlivened and hopeful!

  • Thank-you Mair for guiding this process with such ease and integrity. And thank-you to all the participants who offered their companionship and acceptance!" with warmth, Gwen

TESTIMONIAL FROM Marshall B. Rosenberg:

"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, health care, peace keeeping.
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 ( July, 2005


TESTIMONIAL from Miki Kashtan:
"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)


"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,

Cancellations and Refunds:

100% Money Back Guarantee.
If you are not satisfied with the value you receive, send email to before 24 hours of end of last call. Put in subject line: "Refund Requested for NVC FRIDAY". Let me know what didn't work for you for my own learning, and to support value for future participants in your email request.


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