Workshop – NVC and Flowing Relationships

Breitenbush Hot Springs LodgeRetreating from the pace of our lives can open us to new possibilities, especially when surrounded by calm and soothing surroundings. Let the beauty and pace of our retreat enhance your rejuvenation while our workshop supports you to take home tools and experiences that extend peace and flow into your everyday life.

Breitenbush Hot Springs
5300 Breitenbush Rd
Detroit, Oregon 97342
United States
(60 Miles east of Salem, Oregon)

Dates & Times:
Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 to Sunday, June 10th, 2018
(Wednesday 6:00pm dinner to Sunday after 1:00pm lunch)

Facilitated by:
Fred Sly (CNVC Certified Trainer)
Liv Monroe (CNVC Certified Trainer)

This workshop is for all levels from beginner to advanced.

Are you longing for the essential NVC tools, practice, and capacities to create and sustain joyful, flowing relationships? We combine fun and deep, heartfelt learning into capacities you can take home.

During this retreat workshop you’ll have the opportunity to work through unresolved upsets, and practice the difficult conversations that could bring relief. Whether your stuck places are at work, at home, with children, friends, or with intimate partners, you will return to your relationships ready to shift old stuck energy and experience sweet movement in connection, even your connection with yourself.

This experiential retreat helps you integrate practical NVC tools through story, understanding, play, demonstration, and a heart-connected approach. In an atmosphere of deep trust you’ll:

  • discover how to transform relationship and personal patterns such as blaming, criticizing, and self-doubting that interfere with intimacy and friendship
  • build skills that help you meet your needs for respect, appreciation, nurturing communication
  • learn how to live closer to your authentic self on a daily basis
  • discover how to stay present and empathetically connected to someone’s heart even in painful or difficult moments

This is a unique opportunity to support your well-being in a natural paradise! You’ll be nurtured by gentle people serving delicious vegetarian meals, hiking options in an old-growth forest, and many choices for soaking in hot springs overlooking a natural meadow and mighty river.

Who is it for?

Breitenbush Hot Springs CabinsLimited to 18 participants, beginning to advanced.  Please read Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s  book, Nonviolent Communication, A Language of Life, or attend an introductory workshop or practice group before coming to this training.

What to bring:
Bring bedding including sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels (or reserve a bedding set. The cost is $16 for one person, $22 for two in one bed). Writing materials. NOTE: Swimming suits are optional in the natural hot pools.

Workshop Tuition:

The cost for the workshop is $330.  In addition 4 full days of room and board range from $284 to $548.  Check out for the specific rates.

Breitenbush Hot Springs Santuary(Call Liv to secure your preference, Breitenbush tent and cabin availability is limited.)

Minimum Deposit: Full Room and Board cost plus $50 towards tuition

Payment Terms: If full tuition is not paid at time of registration, the $225 remainder is due by June 4, 2017.

Cancellations and Refunds:

Refund minus $50 is provided only if Breitenbush doesn’t charge organizers for the event.

To Register:
Learn more at www.nwcompass.orgTo register, first call Liv to choose accommodations, 360-357-4503. Then CLICK HERE to complete the online registration form.

For More Information:

For more information or if you have questions, feel welcome to call Liv at 360-357-4503 or email her at You can reach Fred at  503-395-5285

About the Facilitators

Fred Sly, PhD and Liv Monroe are both CNVC Certified Trainers.

Fred_hFred Sly has provided NVC training to a broad diversity of individuals, couples, families, schools, and organizations during his 15-year relationship with Nonviolent Communication. He provides coaching, mediation, and consulting services as well as NVC trainings throughout the greater Portland/Vancouver area. Since 2002 he has been offering NVC in prisons, and founded the Oregon Prison Project, which offers trainings in seven Oregon Prisons (including Oregon State Penitentiary) and two post-release programs. Fred has completed a doctorate in Psychology, with a focus on the power of empathy in reducing violence in our lives.


Liv Monroe
is a long term member of “Northwest Compassionate Communication,” also know as “The Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communication.” She provides community, family, and court ordered mediation and teaches NVC to school staff and students of all ages, organizations and businesses, families and the general public. She lives in a co-housing community in Olympia, Washington.