INTEGRATION for Conversational Connection- NVC Practice Group Oct 5 @11am PDT (Online)

INTEGRATION for Conversational Connection- NVC Practice Group Oct 5 @11am PDT (Online)

199.00 - 349.00
NVC Practice group for participants of Monday Conversational Connection 10-week series.

Bring your real-life situations for coaching, practice, mutual support -- apply what we learned to real life. This is an interactive emergent series where we co-create an agenda.

Previous series participants invited. Please select the largest tuition possible to support the facilitator and other participants with limited financial means.
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Dates: Wed 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26*, 11/2  (5 weeks INTEGRATION series) 

* (10/26 will be facilitated by Leticia)

Prerequisite: You must have participated in the Conversational Connection 10-week series at any point.

Times: 11am to 12:30pm PDT

Location: Zoom link provided with registration.



  • "I'm so grateful to have found a way to practice NVC online. After reading about NVC, I had no idea how to put it into practice. This 10-week Connection Skills course has provided a safe space to explore. James is an excellent guide on the path!" Leticia Adams, Creative Director
  • "I was wanting to get a clearer understanding of NVC. This workshop was thorough and although slightly intimidating, it gradually got more and more beneficial and fun to attend. Thank you for bringing me together with like minded people and teaching me how to better connect with those in my every day life!! Yay!"
  • "I find the weekly series to be very supportive for my personal growth in communicating needs and feelings. Getting in touch with my needs and feelings is something that I’ve lost as a child. I am also grateful for having a consistent group of folks learning and growing together as we are experiencing life and practicing the tools from NVC." —Jen Cheng, Senior Software Engineer
  • "James Prieto's NVC class was amazing! I will use his communication techniques the rest of my life. I'm deeply grateful." Tom - Principal at Tom Knott & Associates


Cement the Benefits of the series:


  • you will have more mastery and tools at your disposal for navigating conversations
  • interpersonal conversations will be easier and more satisfying
  • the people you interact with will enjoy being heard and understood
  • expressing yourself authentically will become more comfortable 
  • you will meet new people, and get to know them more deeply
  • you will experience a natural curiosity toward others
  • you will develop compassion toward others as you acknowledge everyone's needs
  • experience more trust and the joy of connection


About the 5-week Series:

We meet as a group once a week for 1.5 hours. Sessions will start with a self-connection exercise, then a check-in. This is an emergent series, where participants -- where you set the agenda by requesting the kind of work you want or the questions you'd like answered. Finally, we close out the group with a "check-out" of how we're feeling after spending time together.


Review Learning Objectives - In this series, you will learn and practice how to:

  • prepare for challenging conversations
  • get clear on what you really want, how you feel about it and why (self-empathy)
  • create and deliver the context for a conversation
  • express yourself fully in a way that has a good change of connecting (honesty)
  • listen to the heart of what others are expressing while checking in on your understanding (empathy)
  • make clear, doable, present requests with an openness to outcome
  • use requests to support a flow of connection
  • Observations vs. Evaluations
  • Needs vs. Strategies
  • Developing Feelings/Needs literacy
  • Empathic Listening
  • Feelings vs. Thoughts vs. Evaluative Feelings
  • Self-Empathy
  • Responses to difficult to hear messages
  • Compassionate Honesty
  • Requests vs. Demands
  • Clear, doable Requests, vs. doing a don’t
  • Flow of Connection
  • Expressing Appreciation

Requesting $199 for 5 sessions (effectively $40 per session) -- special pricing available for "Low Income/Students". First session is Free. You may also send money through PayPal to (as friend to avoid fee), PayPal with a fee, or Venmo @Jaime-Prieto-8.


About the facilitator: Hi, I'm James Prieto. I enjoy facilitating dynamic interactive workshops with experiential learning. I blend structure along with organic back and forth covering the material using improv. I've been practicing NVC since 2002, and have been facilitating NVC since 2005. I received NVC trainer certification from the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) in 2014, which took about 3 years to complete. I've had over 100 days training with experienced teachers Marshall Rosenberg (creator of NVC), Mary Mackenzie, Robert Gonzales, Jim & Jori Manske, Roxy Manning and others as part of my growth journey. NVC is my passion and way of life. I'm dedicated full time to bringing NVC to individuals and organizations in Silicon Valley and online.



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1. Services Provided
2. Prices And Payment
3. Shipping And Delivery
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1. Services Provided
Consulting, Coaching, Training, Facilitation services 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. The purpose of coaching and training is to provide information about NVC related practices. While you may be invited to bring real life situations for practice, we will only work with feelings of intensity 5 or less out of 10 (being the most intense) -- i.e. not working with trauma. Consulting clients, coaching clients and workshop participants are responsible for their own personal emotional safety.

2. Prices And Payment
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4. Guarantees And Warranties
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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.

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