Strength of Connection

Strength of Connection

Creating Connections for Change

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Kathleen's offerings are listed below. Please use the form below the listings to contact Kathleen or jump down to the form. If you have an idea that is not on this list, please feel free...

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Events and Offerings

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October 26, 2018

Life Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within (3 days)

Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis
26/10/2018 - 28/10/2018 at All Day

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Interview with Kathleen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=6kMN8bywImg
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Finding True North
Are you looking for True North during these times of unprecedented change? Is your inner landscape searching for solid ground? With so much change in...
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Life=Change
Is life asking you to change the story of who you are? Are you asking what’s possible? Are you yearning for sanctuary to find meaning...
Read More "Life=Change"
Craving my Cocoon
  I’m in the neutral zone. That’s William Bridge’s term for the second phase of transition. I’m tired, confused, lethargic, and tasks that used to...
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Guest Blog by Aimee Ryan- Life Transitions
Open letter to anyone who ever has, is, or may some day go through a transition in life (that’s right human race, I’m talking to...
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Life Changing Upside Down? Navigate Transitions with Grace
My world is spinning with transitions: the New year arrives and the old year is memorialized in calendars, new moments bring new possibilities, feelings come...
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Financial Energy Exchange

Kathleen’s F.E.E. (Financial Energy Exchange) request

Photo of shaking hands with multiple peopleAt the heart of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) lies a quality of giving that comes from joy, contribution and meaning. I want to give and receive support within that framework. 

There are many strategies to exchanging vitality. Because we live in a culture where much of that exchange happens through money, I want our financial exchanges to be mutually beneficial. The financial support I receive goes toward my business and living expenses, particularly work that makes NVC accessible to more people in the world. I work with populations who don’t have access to resources to pay me such as prisoners, prison staff, people in countries where the income level is much lower than mine, not for profit organizations addressing critical social needs, etc. I also invest in the creation of educational materials and products.

Using money in the way I do satisfies needs for meaning, contribution, sustainability, ease for myself and others.

When I offer services to you that support your life in some way, I enjoy receiving support in return.  I only want to receive what is joyfully given.  I also am passionate about my work and want to find ways to robustly sustain my capacity to share abundantly with people all around the world.

You can help me do that by:

  • Covering all transportation, food and lodging while I am in service to you and your community.
  • Offering me financial resources in line with what is sustainable for you and within market value for your community.
  • Combine training opportunities with other organizations or individuals so my time is spent doing sustainable work while I’m traveling. Organizations can share expenses that way as well.
  • Honestly share your hopes and challenges around resources so we can dream into creative strategies that will leave all of us feeling more abundant after our time together than before.
Interview with Kathleen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=25&v=6kMN8bywImg
Read More "Interview with Kathleen"
Finding True North
Are you looking for True North during these times of unprecedented change?...
Read More "Finding True North"
Life=Change
Is life asking you to change the story of who you are?...
Read More "Life=Change"
Craving my Cocoon
  I’m in the neutral zone. That’s William Bridge’s term for the...
Read More "Craving my Cocoon"

Stories and Inspiration

Nonviolent Communication(sm) (NVC) is a practical, learnable process based on universal human values that helps people connect more deeply with themselves and others. It promotes congruency with one’s values in thought, speech and action.

The purpose of NVC is to create the quality of connection where everyone’s needs are equally valued and strategies to meet needs contribute to connection, harmony and peace.

Nonviolent Communication develops one’s ability to transform blame, anger and criticism into understanding, effective communication and the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Nonviolent Communication focuses our attention on what matters most, leading to language and actions that are efficient, effective and full of integrity.

Nonviolent Communication strengthens our ability to inspire compassion and teamwork from others. It guides us to reframe how we express ourselves and how we hear others.

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Kathleen Macferran 
Kathleen Macferran - communication trainer, teacher and compassion coachCenter for Nonviolent Communication, Certified Trainer

Kathleen@StrengthofConnection.com
206.780.1021. Tel / Fax

Mail:
PO Box 10009
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-0009

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