Next Course Begins: April 6th, 2023
Language for the
For Collective Liberation
This course is a 12- week deep dive into a compassionate approach to communication called “Power-Conscious Nonviolent Communication for Collective Liberation,” or PNVC. PNVC utilizes mindfulness within the frameworks of The Right Use of Power™ and Internal Family Systems to teach Nonviolent Communication through an ever-evolving anti-oppression attuned lens.
Participants in the course will learn about the intersectional dimensions of power and what it means to hold power in interpersonal relationships with vulnerability, compassion, and conscious responsibility. The course introduces the core of holding “power with heart” as coming home to “Self-Leadership” in the face of conflict, as characterized by curiosity, courage, clarity, connection, calm, creativity, and confidence. Through supporting participants in deepening self-connection, this course empowers people to use the practical, powerful tools it offers for engaging in difficult conversations at home, in the workplace, and in the world.
The name of the course highlights the spirit of the archetypal fierce and tender warrior fighting for collective liberation. The way of the warrior is that of skillful action steeped in compassion and wisdom, which is supported by power-consciousness, collective wisdom, and collective care formed in Beloved Community.
For required texts, click “materials” tab above.
The class meets for 2 hours, once a week, for 12 weeks, over zoom. Next course begins April 6th, 2023 and meets every Thursday from 3-5 pm MST for 12 consecutive weeks.
Tuition fees cover 24 hours of class time and instruction, 2 (optional) 45-minute one-on-one consults with the instructor, and unlimited lifetime access to all additional content and readings beyond the required texts. Required texts are not included in course tuition (see course materials). This course is offered at 3 rates according to need.
$400: Reduced Rate
$600: Standard Rate
$800: Redistribution Rate
Payment plans are available as needed for all rates. See Rate Variation Tab for more info.
Things to Know Before Registering
The class will continue to meet for a total of 12 consecutive weeks on Thursdays from 3-5 pm MST
Students are encouraged to sign into the zoom meeting 5-10 minutes early so we can start on time and maximize time for learning.
If you know you will be unable to attend more than one of the 12 scheduled classes at the time of registration, consider taking the course at a later time.
It is strongly encouraged that students be in contact with their study/practice partner(s) at least once between each session. This is an experiential course; practice is essential to absorbing the material, the method, and the consciousness.
Most importantly: this work is for you. This work is for all of us. Ask questions. Take notes. Make requests. Get all you can from it!
- Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, 3rd Ed. by Marshall B. Rosenberg
- $3-$19 from publisher or amazon (audiobook, print, and e-book available)
- We Will Not Cancel Us and Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by Adrienne Maree Brown
- $5-$10 from publisher or amazon (audiobook, print, and e-book available)
- Love and Rage by Lama Rod Owens
- $13-$18 from publisher or amazon (audiobook, print, and e-book available)