Jesse Wiens

JESSE WIENS, CNVC certification candidate, works as a Nonviolent Communication (NVC) facilitator internationally. He studies NVC by living it, drawing inspiration from 7 years of Zen monastic life and 6 years of dedicated NVC training, including 2 years in Robert Gonzales’ LIFE program and a year with BayNVC’s Restorative Justice Program at San Quentin Prison. In 2006, Jesse founded ZENVC, a holistic approach to NVC, which includes transformational inner practices and an emphasis on “being” nonviolence.

CAtherine Cadden

     About Catherine Cadden

CATHERINE CADDEN is a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication bringing over ten years of experience practicing, living and teaching Nonviolent Communication (NVC) internationally to participants of all ages. She honors her teachers Jack Kornfield, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, and Marshall Rosenberg as well as Stephen and Ondrea Levine for supporting, inspiring and influencing her spiritual path with a daily mind and heart practice in being nonviolence. In 1997, she founded the TEMBA School, a visionary K - 8 academic program rooted in nonviolent philosophy, NVC, sustainable living, and artistic expression.

Teleconference (Telephone) Practice Group: Live, Interactive, Supportive!
Jointly facilitated by certified trainers Jesse Wiens and Catherine Cadden

The practice group meets the first Thursday of each month for 90 minutes at:

Thursdays • 4:00 - 5:30 PM PST (12:00 AM GMT/next day)—My Time Zone?

Fee: Free

The purpose of this practice group is to deepen people's ability to live an NVC consciousness and to foster community that is based on honesty and grounded in self-connection. We are excited about using the telephone technology available to us to connect with the diversity in our NVC community. People from the east coasts of Canada and the USA and all the way west to Hawaii participate in this practice group.

Each time someone calls in, everyone hears a beep in their phone. This can stimulate frustration as people try to connect with each other. To contribute to everyone's ease and ability to stay present, please call in five (5) minutes before the call is scheduled to begin.

To meet our needs to contribute and build diversity in our community, we are not requesting a specific fee for the Teleconference Practice Group. However, we would enjoy receiving donations from people whose needs are met through the practice group and who would receive joy in contributing to our financial security and mutuality. You may make an on-line donation at any time and following a few simple instructions. We are grateful for all contributions that come from a joyful heart and a sincere desire to contribute back to us.

Teleconference Access Information
Accessing the Teleconference Practice Group is a simple process. Using your telephone, you will dial a TOLL phone number. There you will receive an automated prompt asking for your access code. You will then be connected to the practice group. Please take a moment to listen in, and when you sense an opening in the conversation announce yourself.

(Please Note: You will be provided the phone number and access code after you enroll. This is a TOLL call, and you will be billed for the duration of the call by your long distance provider.)

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