Fred Sly
Fred Sly
Fred Sly, PhD, Rose City NVC is a CNVC Certified NVC trainer with 16 years of experience. He offers NVC training as well as coaching, mediation, and consulting services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.

Fred also developed and directs the Oregon Prison Project, which provides NVC education inside Oregon State Penitentiary, four other Oregon Prisons, two Youth Authority facilities and three Oregon post-release programs.

Clients and students enjoy Fred’s “deep compassion, empathy, and great sense of humor.”

Click here to enjoy Fred’s funny and deeply touching PhD Graduation Speech (June, 2012, 2 minutes)

Sandra Amiry
Sandra Amiry
Sandra Amiry has been practicing and sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for over 9 years as part of her passion for building stronger relationships while developing more integrated and sustainable communities. She has been teaching NVC for 4 years and intends to complete her NVC Trainer Certification in 2016.

As a Rose City NVC Teacher Training Program (TTP) participant, Sandra has co-taught NVC classes with Fred Sly, and now facilitates Rose City NVC’s Integrations Classes and Tuesday night NVC Practice Group. She’s also teaches NVC at PoppyOregon State Penitentiary, Columbia River Correctional Institution, and the Reentry Transition Center in Portland. She has also co-taught NVC classes with LaShelle Lowe-Charde.

Sandra has an infectious enthusiasm and inspiring, delightful teaching style.

Anita Bermont
Anita Bermont
Anita Bermont first encountered Insight Dialogue in the mid-90’s. The practice spoke strongly to her tentative heart, and with this recognition came a deep commitment to participating in the first face-to-face practice group. As the years have gone by, her commitment to Insight Dialogue has been strengthened and enhanced by taking refuge in the Buddhist path.

Anita recently earned her Masters in Buddhist Studies from Maitripa College in Portland, Oregon. She is a member of Metta’s Whole Life Practice Community, Guiding Sangha, Facilitators’ Cohort and co-facilitates a weekly online drop-in session.