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Nonviolent Communication Integration Program

September 2018 through April 2019

with certified NVC Trainers Peggy Smith & Leah Boyd

An Intermediate NVC Experience

8 months of Deepening NVC Consciousness in Five Workshop Weekends

Program Highlights - In this experiential Nonviolent Communication program, we will explore themes that lead to an embodiment and deepening of NVC awareness and skills.  Let by Peggy Smith and Leah Boyd, experienced teachers and practitioners, participants will have the opportunity to shift from simply understanding NVC as a concept to living from NVC consciousness.  The program is dynamic and lively, based on proven learning methods.  A strong bond of NVC community grows among the participants.  The direct instruction will be enriched by home practice and phone connections between sessions.  

"I knew I needed the discipline and practice the Integration Program provides because my behaviors that didn't serve me well were so long-standing and rigid.  I need strengthening in my abilities to stay present and accepting during a flow of dialogue.  I have been profoundly impacted and nourished by my participation!" Arlene Nickerson, past participant

  • Five Themed Weekend Retreats

  • Weaving NVC and Interpersonal Neurobiology

  • Creating a learning community that includes home practice groups, empathy partners, readings, journaling

Retreat Dates & Venues - each weekend begins at 7:00 pm on Friday and ends at 3:00 pm on Sunday EXCEPT the final weekend which begins at 10:00 am on Friday

September 7 - 9, 2018 at Notre Dame Spiritual Center, Alfred, Maine  "Hearing the Needs within our Judgments"

October 19 - 21, 2018 at Ferry Beach Conference Center, Saco, Maine "Ever Deepening Empathy"

January 18 - 20, 2019 at Notre Dame Spiritual Center "If I'm Triggered It's Mine"

March 22 - 24, 2019 at Notre Dame Spiritual Center "Strengthening Relationships"

April 12 - 14, 2019 at Ferry Beach Conference Center (3 FULL days) "Communication Where Being Right Doesn't Matter Anymore"

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Fee request:  Residential Participants - $2900,  Commuting Participants - $2650

Residential participants will receive rooms and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.  Commuters will receive Friday & Saturday lunch & dinner.  

Registration is for the duration of the five weekend program.  Class size will range from 15 - 30 participants.  Registration form accompanied by a $600 deposit will hold your space.

You are welcome to pay the total program fee at any time.  Otherwise, our payment plan is as follows:

With Application         $600

August 15, 2018           $600

September 15, 2018    $600

October 15, 2018         $600

November 15, 2018      $500 Residenial or $250 Commuter

It is expected participants will pay the full fees even if they are unable to attend a segment of the program.  Payments over one week late will incur a $40 fee.  Payment over a month late, without prior mutual agreement, is reason for removal from the program.                                                                                                                                          Registrations by June 1, 2018 will substantially support the success of this program.

Cancellation Policy:  The deposit will be refunded in full if we cancel the workshop.  If you withdraw before June 1, 2018 we will refund the deposit minus $100.  If you withdraw after June 1 there will be no refund of the deposit.

Financial Need:  In alignment with our vision to share & deepen NVC consciousness with as many people as possible within a diverse community, we are making a special offer to participants who have authentic financial limitations.  If you are committed to deepening your NVC practice and imagine sharing this with others in the future we are eager for you to participate. A variety of scholarship options are available – ranging from 20% to 80% of the program fees.

To request a scholarship application form email   Your completed application must be received by Clarity Services by June 15, 2018 to be considered.  After careful review people will be notified by July 1st if they will receive a scholarship and for how much.  Recipients will then have two weeks to accept the offer by submitting their deposit. 

Payment Plan:
To Register

If you are unable to pay using PayPal, you can pay by check payable to Clarity Services, LLC. Click on To Register above and complete the registration form and then print it and mail it with your deposit check to:  2807 Atlantic Highway, Lincolnville, ME  04948.  You are not registered for the program until we have received your deposit check.

Earlier Event: August 6
Speaking Peace August 2018
Later Event: September 17
Building Connection in Divisive Times