Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM CDT
Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM CST

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Karen Starz, President Houston NVC 
HoustonNVC, a nonprofit 

NVC and Habits: A 12-Week Journey 

Join us for a 12-week supported journey through creating more life-serving habits.Increase self-awareness and explore your habits within the context of Nonviolent Communication. The exploration of habits will take place in a community of trust and includes the opportunity to select a package that offers one on one sessions with Karen Starz, MA, CNVC Certified Trainer, as an additional support outside of the group coursework. 

Expect to consciously integrate the work for two hours a week outside of the class sessions. The "work" however, will aim to be fun, relaxing, playful, energizing and full of curiosity around your own belief systems and thoughts. I choose to call it growth work and not homework! The aim is not to change habits although, that will be a byproduct of the course. The aim is deep self-connection and connection to divine beloved energy. 

We will meet together live, in weekly group sessions beginning October 3rd, 2021 from 6-8pm Central Standard Time (CST).

What to expect:

With a focus on growing a deep connection with ourselves, the aim of this programme is not to change habits, but to bring in an element of reflective self-understanding so that we can make conscious choices that make life more beautiful.

  • A 12-week commitment
  • Bi-weekly to weekly 1:1 support sessions*
*For select packages only. If this option is purchased, you will be contacted separately with details on scheduling sessions.
Weekly  Themes:
  • Session I. Introduction and Overview
  • Session II. "Am I powerless?"
  • Session III. Support Systems
  • Session IV. Roadmap for Self
  • Session V. Guilt and Shame
  • Session VI. Edges and Strengths (Different forms of Honesty)
  • Session VII. How to be Shame-Free
  • Session VIII. Pathways to Connection:  Prayer, Meditation, Dialogue
  • Session IX. Honesty in Practice
  • Session X. Cultivating Gratitude
  • Sessions XI and XII. will be "surprise" sessions.
In my experience, we may need to extend some of the above sessions so I have built a buffer into the workshop.


  • Bring in reflection and conscious choices around habitual behaviour
  • Learn to make choices that are life-enriching and serve our deeper longings
  • Move towards sustainable, choiceful changes that bring us meaning
  • Meet our own needs, primarily to matter and of purpose
  • Experiencing shift vs. making a compromise

Who is this program for?

This is open to anyone who would like to learn and have support while exploring habits and patterns that are no longer serving them.

These habits could be internal patterns, such as thoughts or defense mechanisms, or external behaviours like substance-related habits (this program could also be a meaningful companion to a 12-step program).


Early Bird Class Only: $390 USD

Fee after September 18. 2021: $420 USD

Tuition with 5, 1:1 coaching sessions: $900 USD

Tuition with 10, 1:1 coaching sessions: $1200 USD

**Please make a request if you need support either through a payment plan or scholarship. 

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Karen Starz MA, MAEC, and CNVC Certified Trainer

Karen is a consultant, coach, speaker, and facilitator. The connection with Marshall Rosenberg’s work and NVC came naturally and peaked further, ongoing exploration into the foundations of NVC. Her background spans many areas, from interpersonal relationships, to businesses, schools, and non-profit organizations. Other services she provides include mediation, conflict resolution, and curriculum writing. Her approach to NVC is based on embodying the whole of nonviolent consciousness to create an automatic, empathic, somatic response and awareness. Karen aims to bring social change through learning, and is particularly interested in the spiritual connection that NVC fosters.

See more at www.karenstarz.com