ICAL Dates and Topics

ICAL 2020 Schedule

January February March April May June
18: 10-5pm

14-19: 6-day retreat in Ben Lomond, can attend residentailly or as commuter

7: 10-5pm

8: 10-2pm

11: 10-5pm

12: 10-2pm

2: 10-5pm

3: 10-2pm

14: 10-5pm

Monthly Monday Night Practice Groups from 7 pm-9pm to role-play and practice NVC skills:

  • to be determined….]

Typically, one of the practice groups will include skyping for those commuting from out of the area.

ICAL 2020 Curriculum

January 18Saturday 10-5 

Topic: Welcoming, intentions, connecting and building community; overview of program

  • Summary/overview of NVC
  • Form Empathy Groups, review purpose and practices
  • Introduction to community
  • Logistics for February retreat

February 14-19; 6-day retreat at Quaker Center Ben Lomond, CA

  • Mindful and experiential practices of 4 Key NVC Distinctions: Observations, Feelings, Needs, Requests; owning our honesty; intro to self-empathy,
  • Frameworks of Resonant Language and weaving in of Interpersonal Neurobiology
  • Deep exploration and role plays to bring relevance and authenticity in empathy and honesty
  • Lens of Power and Privilege
  • 9 patterns of: core needs/values and their distortions
  • family patterns and conversations to understand, heal, and connect

March 7-8; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 10-2 ~ NVC and Inner World 

  • self-empathy perspectives and practices; compassionate embrace
  • more neurobiology inner work

April 11-12; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 10-2 ~ NVC & Outer World

  • NVC at our work in the world
  • leadership
  • passions and goals

May 2-3; Saturday, 10-5; Sunday 10-2

  • loss, mourning, and grief
  • gratitude and celebration

June 14; Sunday 10-5, one day ~ Transition

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