Friday, March 20, 2020 at 9:30 AM CDT
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Dominican Sisters of Houston 
6501 Almeda RD
Apt. A
Houston, TX 77021

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Karen Starz, President of HoustonNVC 
HoustonNVC, a nonprofit 

David Weinstock, Returning to Houston!! 

Join us in welcoming David Weinstock, CNVC certified trainer and Aikido instructor back to Houston!! For three days in March 2020. Practice embodying nonviolence through movement and play. Whole mind/body/linguistic practice, engaged over time, is where we come face to face with the history we’ve embodied, our deeper selves, our most profound gifts, and the motivation to connect more compassionately in the world.

  • Develop your empathic listening faculties
  • Cultivate a centered presence in stressful times;
  • Make decisions and take actions that align with your values;
  • Nurture intimate connections and cultivate community

David Weinstock is an international trainer of Nonviolent Communication, a Somatic Coach, Aikido instructor and author of “Becoming What You Need”: Practices for Embodying Nonviolent Communication”. He leads trainings --locally and around the world—in his community, schools, prisons, businesses and organizations. David and his wife Judith, along with 8 other families, co-founded an intentional community where they have raised their family since 1990. All of David’s work--in particular his present organization, Liminal Somatics--is based on building our connection to one another and toward a healthy stewardship of the earth for generations to come.       www.liminalsomatics.com

“I felt so touched, embraced by that essence of NVC through you, movement and experiential learning being center-stage. The learning environment you created was deeply nurturing and supported us living in the practice.”      ~Lucy Leu, author of The NVC Workbook.

Rooms available at Dominican Sisters for $40 a night, single bed/ private with shared bathrooms. Only 20 available so register now!! Event includes light breakfast and vegan lunch with snacks daily. The venue is a beautiful lawn filled property with labyrinth and a chapel. 

Free Introductions to Nonviolent Communication:

For those who would enjoy a refresher or a basics class on NVC, we (HNVC) are offering a free online class on Saturday March 14, 2020  (10am- 12pm CST) and another in person class on Thursday night March 19, 2020 (7pm-9pm) at the venue. David will not be going over the basics. It is recommended to join one of these classes if you are new to Nonviolent Communication.  To register, click on the highlighted links for the class you want.