Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison

Jean Morrison, MA (Psychology, counseling and holistic health) has been providing trainings, consultation, and mediation for diverse groups and organizations for the past 23 years. Since her childhood in rural Northern California, Jean has had strong values for compassionate communication, personal responsibility, healthy lifestyle, honest expression, clarity, playful connections, resourceful living, creativity, and life-long learning. These values are the core of her work with her clients and her personal projects.

Her range of work experiences include: past co-ordinator for the Alternatives to Violence Project at San Quentin State Prison and the introduction of NVC to their Pre-Release Program; staff trainings, public retreats, and month-long Workscholar Leader in Mindful Communication at the world-renowned Esalen Retreat facility in Big Sur, CA; business consulting and retreat design; trainings for educators and parents; facilitated dialogues for couples and families; and personal coaching sessions.

Jean’s work integrates whole brain learning and thinking, experiential learning and interactive games, lifestyle management, and the Enneagram system of personality studies. She is a certified trainer with the international Center for Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 1989. She co-founded the non-profit, NVC Santa Cruz and she is currently creating products and materials to support compassionate communication around the world.    (

For more fun she visits and takes vacations with her daughter Kelly, plays boogie blues piano, loves improvisation and theater games, ping pong, drawing and painting, lives in a small beach town, and enjoys creative projects as well as service-oriented projects with friends.

Jean’s Out-of-Town Engagements:

May 22-29, 2016; “More Than a Communication Workshop” at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Ca; register at:

July 22-24, 2016; Keynote address and workshop; International Enneagram Association (IEA) Conference, Minneapolis, Mn; ‘Conversations That Transform’
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July 24-29, 2016; CNVC sponsored LEE Lab:   Life-Enriching Education Lab for those who teach and work with children of all ages; Albuquerque, NM
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July 31-August 5, 2016; Teach for Life retreat for Educators; Menucha Retreat Center, near Portland, Oregon
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November 20 – December 18, 2016; residential Work Study program; Mindful Communication
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December 16,17,18, 2016; “Mindful Communication – Truth Without Blame” at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, Ca;