Integration 2023 (formerly known as ICAL)

Integration Part I – March-June 2023

At long last, we are ready to step back into live, in-person learning & living of NVC. Most of us have had a long phase of missing community of this flavor, steeped in honesty and empathy, and we’ve been asked to refresh opportunities to practice, embody, and integrate NVC consciousness.

The  Nonviolent Communication Integration Program – Part I is designed to help you live a more authentic and compassionate life. This engaging and interactive program supports individual growth, leadership development, personal transformation, and improved relationships – over the course of 4 weekends.

The focus of the Integration Program is to deepen NVC consciousness in a safe and supportive environment, enhance leadership skills, and support participants to be change agents in their communities and the world.

Uniquely interactive and experiential, Integration Part I is structured to support:

  • empathizing with another in difficult relationships, while keeping tabs on your own needs (you can do both!)
  • speaking up with skill and honesty, especially if you have a default of staying too silent in certain scenarios
  • knowing how to get a “sideways conversation” (with your partners, parent, kiddo, or co-worker) back on track… whether they bring much skill to the game or not
  • practice embodying NVC consciousness with a focus on somatics, resonant language & interpersonal neurobiology
  • how to apply a systemic lens to NVC, so you can practice interpersonally and beyond

Integration – Part I – Schedule & Logistics

Join us in-person in Santa Cruz, CA (exact location TBD) on the following weekends.

Saturdays 10-5pmSundays 12-4pm:

March 18-19th

April 15-16th

May 13-14th

June 10-11th 

Join us for this life-transforming program. Submit your deposit here.

This four month immersion program allows you to practice NVC with highly experienced trainers and to build community with other committed NVC students.

FULL INVESTMENT: Sliding scale $1,350-2700, which includes: 

  • 8 days of programming plus practice groups
  • Online Practice Group opportunities available in between monthly workshops
  • Empathy pairs

Registration Instructions

  1. Submit your $500 deposit to secure your spot
  2. Submit an application here so we can get to know you
  3. After we process your registration you’ll be able to pay off your tuition in full, or in three payments

Other Notes

SKILL LEVEL: This program is intended for intermediate/advanced practitioners and is based on Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an internationally acclaimed process for cultivating understanding, compassion, authenticity, and healing in all relationships. We always endeavor to be responsive to whatever a group needs on any given day, but we’re asking participants to have completed some reading & practice in more introductory settings.

INTEGRATION II: For those that wish to continue with Integration II in the fall, there will be a separate registration process. (We also hope to offer a mid-summer retreat – open to our whole community. Stay tuned for details.)

COVID POLICY: We ask that either (1) you are fully vaccinated or (2) you take a Covid-19 test (either a PCR test within three days of each weekend gathering, or a Rapid Antigen Test on the day of). You should not come to a weekend workshop if you have health concerns for yourself or a close contact, test positive for COVID 19, have symptoms of illness, or do not feel well. We each understand and accept the inherent risks of contracting COVID-19 at all in-person events despite everyone’s efforts to mitigate those risks. By participating, you take full responsibility for your health and well-being.