• Compassionate Connecting

    Guiding Toward Connection

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    10-week series Nov 21, 2023

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    FREE interactive workshop introducing self-empathy from Nonviolent Communication (NVC) applied to triggered situations. Click here to register.

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  • Connection is a symphony of mutual understanding

    A shared appreciation of the harmonies co-created between two or more souls

    cooperation, collaboration and celebration

    Why Connection?

    • because we have a longing for connection - to know that we’ve been gotten, and we get the heart of what is being expressed
    • to find emotional liberation supporting the discovery, connection to and expression of our authentic self — freeing ourselves from violent reactivity and appeasement to an egocentric culture
    • to re-discover our innate participation, dependence and belonging to an evolving world in desperate need of eco-awakening, fully accepting our Earth-rooted humanity
    • to discover, cultivate and contribute our unique gifts to our communities and our shared ecology
    • to fully engage in the connecting conversation of life that arose in the dream of the Earth, remembering our individually unique place in the emergent universe
    • to share the stories worth remembering
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    What landscapes of practice are inherited in this work? (Photo by Adrea Doré)

    • The offerings are based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg and nature-connected wholeness practices of Wild Mind by Bill Plotkin
    • NVC and Wild Mind are complementary frameworks/practices that support different approaches to connection within ourselves, with others and the more-than-human world 🌎
    • "Wild Mind - Field Guide to the Human Psyche" was authored by Bill Plotkin, PhD who founded the Animas Valley Institute (Animas.org)
    • "Nonviolent Communication - A Language of Life" was authored by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD who founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC.org)
    Become a Supporting Member of The Center for Nonviolent Communication

    Become a Supporting Member of the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)

    • For decades Nonviolent Communication (NVC) has been helping people find common ground with anyone, anywhere, at any time, both personally and professionally. For decades Nonviolent Communication has been helping people to thrive.
    • And for the first time since Marshall Rosenberg founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 1984, we are today welcoming you to become an official supporting member here at the global home of NVC.
    • Supporting members join a growing movement of like-minded people who are using Nonviolent Communication to impact their communities across the globe! They also receive discounts on trainings, an invitation to a free online annual gathering, a members-only video library and provide input into CNVC's future.
    • By joining with us, you are building a critical mass of people who are connecting across differences and responding to both inner and outer conflict nonviolently: not through the use of guilt, force, or coercion… but by connecting with our common humanity and engaging our compassionate nature.
    • Come home to compassion, to authenticity and to freedom.
    • Click here to become a supporting member of CNVC
  • "Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a way to focus our attention in ways that support compassionate giving and receiving."

    Marshall Rosenberg

    “We shall walk together on this path of life, for all things are part of the universe, and are connected with each other to form one whole unity.”

    Thomas Berry, from "The Great Work - Our Way Into The Future"

    "Our untapped inner resources are essential to the flowering of our greatest potentials, to the actualization of our true selves, and to the embodiment of the life of our very souls."

    Bill Plotking, from "Wild Mind - Field Guide to the Human Psyche"

    "From now on, I choose to empathically connect with others so that I can fully respect the unique and holy experience to be found in each person every moment."

    Marshall Rosenberg, excerpt from the poem "From Now On"

  • Workshops

    Online and in the Silicon Valley Area

  • Bio

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     James Prieto

    Author, Certified NVC Trainer, Personal Development Guide

    James Prieto is a nature enthusiast, author, Certified Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Trainer, apprentice in the Animas Wild Mind Training Program (WMTP). James guides individuals toward connection through personal development coaching, by facilitating NVC workshops, along with “Wild NVC” and “Wild Heart” nature-based offerings which integrate with Wild Mind. He’s passionate about the intersection of Animas Valley inspired work with NVC as a way to contribute to Earth elder Joanna Macy’s “Great Turning” and Thomas Berry’s “Great Work.”


    James started his career in electrical and computer engineering, satellite communications, and Agile development. After several decades in the technology industry, he unplugged to contribute to the world he'd like to live in. Click here for an extended bio.

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  • "From now on, I choose to have my actions flow from connection with nature and to direct my attention where it supports this flow."

    Marshall Rosenberg, excerpt from the poem "From Now On"

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1. Services Provided
Consulting, Coaching, Training, Facilitation, Guiding services and workshops are provided. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is not therapy -- not a clinical service. Nonviolent Communication is a "language of life" -- reference the book with that title by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD who founded the Center for Nonviolent Communication (www.cnvc.org), which is the certifying organization for NVC. The purpose of coaching and training is to provide information about NVC related practices. Consulting clients, coaching clients and workshop participants are responsible for their own personal emotional safety. "Wholistic NVC," "Wild NVC" and "Wild Heart" combine NVC with "Wild Mind - Field Guide to the Human Psyche" by Bill Plotkin who founded the Animas Valley Institute (www.animas.org).

2. Prices And Payment
Prices for workshops or events are listed in the website; promotional coupon codes may provide discounts to stated prices. Coupon use is required at the time of registration and may not be applied retroactively. Hourly service prices are negotiated and agreed by all parties and confirmed via email. Payment is expected before the scheduled session begins. Services scheduled may be rescheduled without penalty if done with a 24 hour notice; "no shows" forfeit payment. Hourly 1:1 sessions are not refundable.

3. Shipping And Delivery
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4. Guarantees And Warranties
No guarantees or warranties are provided.

5. Refunds And Complaints
Requests for refunds are handled on a case-by-case basis, in a good-faith effort to acknowledge everyone's needs. The refund period for multi-week services extends to the first two sessions; no refunds are given the day after the second session. Refunds for services purchased online incur a 6% service charge to cover transaction and administration fees. Some trainings require changes to be notified some time before the event and are listed in the event description. Complaints should be directed through the Contact form on the home page; the consultant providing the service will communicate in integrity with the values of nonviolent communication (NVC). If an impasse is reached, and the stakes warrant, another NVC mediator will be used to facilitate a dialogue in addressing the complaint. Hourly 1:1 sessions are not refundable.

6. Limitation Of Liability
Liability is limited to the cost of the services provided. Not liable for any indirect damages that may occur.

7. Intellectual Property Rights
All materials provided in trainings, workshops or coaching sessions are for personal use only, and are copyrighted by Jaime "James" Prieto at Compassionate Connecting, with all rights reserved.

8. Future Changes
From time to time we may change the Terms & Conditions either because of changes in our business, or due to changes in governing law. If you opt-in to the mailing list, any changes will be included at the bottom of the next newsletter.

9. Governing Law
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