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In Other Words Communication Workshop ~ Because what you say Matters.

Weekend Intensive - Friday Evening, Saturday and Sunday, February 20, 21 & 22, 2015

Location:  The offices of Drs. Charlie and Marylyn Hilston ~ Kimberton Wellness Connection, Kimberton, PA

Ready for more harmony and ease in your relationships?  Is yelling or running away not working?  When you are centered in your own experience there's no better tool for fostering compassionate connection than Nonviolent Communication (NVC).  

This workshop is designed to offer a comprehensive introduction to Nonviolent Communication.  NVC gives us access to compassion we were previously unaware of by connecting us to our deepest life energy and that of others. Through the awareness of and connection to needs, values and "what we all want in life," we become less aligned with our conflicting strategies, thoughts and judgments and we become more aligned with the endless possibilities of all life.

In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of non-violent communication. We present opportunities to practice these fundamentals. We will spend time on key elements of NVC: empathy, needs, feelings, demands, requests, observation vs. evaluation as well the purpose and value it serves in all types of relationships.

You will learn to:

  • stay centered in any situation

  • move beyond stalemates and power struggles

  • forgive yourself and others

  • hear the 'yes' behind every 'no

  • express anger or disappointment without judgment or blame

  • be flexible without being submissive

  • enjoy opennes, honesty, and appreciation

  • share 'quality time' all the time.

Experience what life could be.  When you see the beauty in every beast, you'll live happily ever after.  Fairy tale?  Come and find out.

email terrielewinedc@me.com to register

Investment:  $299.00

What is Nonviolent Commmunication?

It is a process of empathy and honesty, and is sometimes described as "the language of the heart”.

The Basics of Nonviolent Communication (NVC)

Most of us have been educated from birth to compete, judge, demand and diagnose — to think and communicate in terms of what is “right“ and “wrong“ with people.

We express our feelings in terms of what another person has “done to us.” We struggle to understand what we want or need in the moment, and how to effectively ask for what we want without using unhealthy demands, threats or coercion. As founder of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D. says,

“What others do may be a stimulus of our feelings, but not the cause.”        ~ Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D., Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

At best, thinking and communicating this way can create misunderstanding and frustration, or simply keep us from getting what we want. It can also keep us from the fulfilling relationships we deserve. And still worse, it can lead to anger, depression and even emotional or physical violence.

Since developing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process in the 1960’s, Marshall Rosenberg’s vision has been to teach people of any age, gender, ethnicity or background a much more effective alternative. At present, hundreds of certified NVC trainers and supporters are teaching NVC skills to people from all walks of life around the globe.


Wellness Wonderland 

We'll leave you feeling groovy! Seriously.

Come explore a sweet array of nurturing practices at The Wellness Wonderland on Saturday, March 10th. For $10 you can enjoy a lovely space, nourishing community, and experience the work of 8 amazing Philadelphia-based healing arts practitioners. We guarantee you'll walk away feeling groovy.

Sample and learn about acupuncture, Reiki, massage, intuitive bodywork, cranio sacral therapy, crystal healing, toning, medical intuituitive readings, Integrative/Holistic Health Coaching, Non-Violent Communication, and more. Soak it all in!


Click here to pre-register!


Practitioners Include:

- Alexandra DiFilippo: Holistic Health Counselor & Raw Chocolate Goddess; Living the way nature intended 267.879.9949, http://yourinnerspring.com

- Sophia Hoffer-Perkins: Owner and Practioner of Intuitive Transformations, she facilitates self-actualization through Professional Intuitive Bodywork, teaches about integrated and meaningful spirituality, and shifting perspectives around menstruation.www.WeTransform.net

- Dr. Terrie Lewine: Back to Life Wellness Center:  Offering Communication & Relationship Coaching; Classes and Practice Groups in Nonviolent Communication; Network Chiropractic Practitioner.  www.getbacktolife.org

- Kimberly Fleisher and The Reiki School + Clinic Crew: Reiki training, treatments, and education as well as Massage/Reiki Combos, for individuals and organizations, specializing in integrative healthcare programming. www.thereikischool.com

- Caroline Grace Ashurst: L.Ac., M.Ac. Restorative Harmony Acupuncture:  By utilizing an array of Acupuncture styles to achieve individualized results, Caroline partners with her clients to personalize each treatment, depending on his or her specific needs in the moment-- be they related to the Body, Mind, or Spirit. www.restorativeharmony.com

-  Ula Katsoulis is a licensed massage therapist who helps people lead pain free lives by utilizing Craniosacral and Visceral Manipulation therapies. www.phillypainrelief.com

- Christel Alberez: Owner of Mineral Moon Healing, Crystal Resonance Therapist (work with Crystals, toning and energetic balancing) www.mineralmoonhealing.com

- Ali Brody: Founder and Director of Healthy Glow * Integrative Health Coaching, will support you in making health easy and fun. www.HealthyGlow.org



Saturday, March 10th, 11am-4pm

Held at The Reiki School + Clinic

727 South 4th Street, 2nd Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19147



Lifelines Workshop
Articulate* Awareness and Action

Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 8am til 6pm  -  Shanti Yoga Shala, 242 N. Third Street, Philadelphia

*ar-tic-u-late [adj., ahr-tik-yuh-lit; v. ahr-tik-yuh-leyt]
1. expressed, formulated, or presented with clarity and effectiveness: an articulate thought. 2. having parts or distinct areas organized into a coherent or meaningful whole; unified: an articulate system of philosophy.

Spend a day in community discovering just how much energetic resource you have available to you -- both stored in your body-mind, and all around you. Being fully aware of the energy that drives our actions will allow us more effective choices in every moment. Participate in this experience we have designed to be transformative, magical and practical.
In this interactive intensive, we will utilize the leading edge modalities of Somato Respiratory Integration™ (SRI), Network Spinal Analysis™ (NSA) and the heart of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) to facilitate a day of deepening your internal awareness to support your ongoing healing to generate a more wonderful life.

You Will:
·       Experience your personal recipe for connecting with grace and ease to your energetic resources at any time.
·       Become aware of parts of your body-mind that you have long forgotten and which are waiting for you to re-connect.
·       Discover energetic resources that you can connect with swiftly and effortlessly.
·       Learn how to turn any external or internal conflict into an internal state of energized clarity.
·       Gain confidence around what exactly you are no longer willing to tolerate in your life.
·       Merge with whatever illusions you have been held captive by.
·       Build up the energetic momentum and awareness of what is needed for the future you most desire.
·       Access the basic tools for making lasting and sustainable change in the areas of life that are most important to you.

This day is designed to facilitate your transition through the Triad of ChangeTM by addressing Perception (awareness), Behavior (action) and Structure (body) in one workshop.
▲ Experience 7 of the 12 SRI stages
▲ Receive 1 Network entrainment
▲ Learn language skills (NVC) that allure and promote understanding and connection with others.
▲ Be led through a process to discover the universal energies that are necessary to your life
▲ Be led through a process to discover how to connect with the universal energies in every moment.

Investment:  $199.00 - Please call to discuss creative payment options!




Practice Group

These gatherings are to help us integrate our learning into real life. NVC skills are often readily understood, yet they can be challenging to use when we need them the most. By using practice exercises, role plays and sharing our struggles and successes with one another, Practice Groups provide the content and support to help us develop and use the skills to practice Nonviolent Communication in our daily lives.  This is open to anyone who has participated in any of my Language of Life Workshops or has a thorough understanding of the Nonviolent Communication basics.  We will be practicing our skills, and deepening our understanding of the NVC consciousness and its power to Make Life Wonderful.  Cost is by donation!

*NVC & Nonviolent Communication are trademarks of cnvc.org and Marshall Rosenberg.

HANDS ON! Workshop

This workshop will answer your questions about Network Care. Our intention is to go over the basics of Network Care and allow you to see how the work is done, and the changes that occur on the table. It is also hands on. You will have the opportunity to feel the various tensions that are held in the body and feel the changes as they happen. This workshop is open to those in care as well as those interested in learning more about the process as they decide how to address their health care choices. It is designed to be a conversation, so bring your questions. The purpose of this workshop is to support people in their understanding and expectations of Network Care.

Topics that we may cover include:

  • Differences and effects of long term conditions vs. acute stress
  • Understand symptoms and what they mean
  • How to dissipate stress instantly
  • Chemical stressors, Emotional stressors, Physical stressors
  • Levels of care, the different responses on the table and in life
  • Reorganizational healing vs. restorative healing
  • The phasing system
  • Somatopsychic and Respiratory waves
  • Organizing Fields
  • Any Question you may have!

Workshop Schedule
You can view the full schedule of workshops on the Calendar page.
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