Nonviolent Communication Workshops


Mondays, Jan. 27-March 24,  from 6-8:00 p.m.  

Free Class

This workshop further develops your basic fluency in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Through group discussion, practice, role play and lessons that focus on the core NVC principles, the participant will be able to fully integrate a way of being that counters societal conditioning. Over the eight weeks, you’ll develop your abilities to apply these principles in difficult circumstances and in daily-life situations.



Mondays, March 31-June 2,  from 6-8:00 p.m.  

The “Parenting From Your Heart” co-parenting series will help parents understand the needs behind their children’s behavior, empower their kids to open up, cooperate and realize their full potential and handle disagreements, problem behaviors, and tantrums without yelling, spanking or relying on the threat of punishment or the promise of rewards.

The co-parenting workshops will focus primarily on teaching parents Nonviolent Communication (NVC), founded by Marshall Rosenberg. NVC has been used around the world to mediate conflicts, nurture relationships, and promote peace. NVC is also known in some circles as “giraffe language” because the giraffe has the largest heart of all land mammals. The giraffe symbolizes having a large heart for compassion for one self and others.

“The best part about this workshop is that it allows the parents to stay connected to their desire to love their children consistently and empowers them and their children to connect at the heart level. What happens when this occurs is almost magical,” said Zacapa, who has seen this happen in many parents lives. “The result is parent and child reaching out and working together to meet each others needs compassionately.”

The “Parenting from Your Heart” workshops will be held at The Center for Violence-Free Relationships at 344 Placerville Dr., Suite 11, Placerville, CA 95667. To register for the workshop or for more information please contact Eddie at 530-295-4210 or

Cost: $140-$280 per person (can make weekly payments)

(Financial Assistance Available – No one turned away for lack of funds)