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NVC Parenting (childcare) for Beginners

May 15, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

4 Saturdays, 10:30am-12:30pm Pacific Time, 15, 22, 29 May & 5 June 2021 


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About Michelle Leah Gomez 

Whether or not you are new-to-parenting, grandparenting, childcare or teaching, this class supports your journey towards more peacefully working and/or living with children through nonviolent communication.

Do you long for more peaceful communication with (your) children? Do you seek collaboration over coercion and wonder what that means in practice? Do you long for a nonviolent world and wonder how that might begin at home?

Whether it is a two year old kicking on the floor, a 5 year old grabbing a toy from another child, a teenager slamming the door shut or a parent considering doing each of the above – how might one view these scenarios from a nonviolent communication perspective?

This class is for parents/grandparents/childcare providers/teachers and curious hearts new to nvc-with-children. The instructor requests that you have a basic understanding of nvc prior to taking the class (three easily accessible options listed below).

Cost: There are 10 free spaces available to anyone with financial need.  No need to contact the instructor — this is the honor system — simply click on the Scholarship/”Free” option when registering. The course is also offered on a sliding scale of $80, $120 or $160 for the entire 8 hours of class.

Recommended Nonviolent Communication Prerequisites (any or all of the following):

1) Santa Cruz nvc’s one Sunday evening class https://nvcsantacruz.org/introductory-session-in-nvc/

2) Marshall Rosenberg’s Seminal Book — Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

3) 3 hour Basics workshop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7TONauJGfc

This class will discuss concepts and use exercises from Inbal Kashtan’s Parenting From Your Heart to discuss basic concepts of nvc parenting. The bulk of class time will be discussion/exercises — applying these concepts to each parent’s real life examples and discussing the issues that arise.


“Michelle is a kind, compassionate, and excellent teacher . . . and the whole world needs to know that 🙂 . . . She is a great facilitator, effective not only in teaching but in building trust and compassion in the classroom. She encourages us to take time and slowly integrate the NVC strategies. Her classes helped open my eyes & heart to a new way of interacting with my daughter.”  Patricia C. / California, USA / 2020

“I was impressed with Michelle’s astute insights and articulation that were consistently on-point. It was an inspiration to witness and hear her examples of practising NVC as a mature, integral approach to daily life. So, when participating parents presented complex interrelational issues Michelle’s ready responses were practical and empathetic. I wholeheartedly recommend the services of Michelle Leah Gomez as an NVC facilitator.”   Collin / Germany/USA / 2021

“I have found that . . . stopping to check in with my own feelings, and then owning and sharing them with my 13-year-old daughter has helped create paths to genuinely connect with her, and re-connect after we have conflict.”  Kim / California, USA / 2021

“I am so grateful . . . for [Michelle] modeling NVC communication throughout . . . I felt myself soften the days after those Monday night sessions . . . What [she] provided was invaluable . . . I really loved . . . how [she] adapted the topics to questions raised . . . I loved hearing [her] process with parents and learning through live examples.”    YH / California, USA / 2021

Parenting is a journey. With learning and support, may the journey be one towards peace.


May 15, 2021
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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