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      8th Annual Alberta NVC "Communicating Heart to Heart" Conference in Calgary

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      February 29, 2020 - March 1, 2020

      Saturday   4:30 PM - Sunday 11:30 AM

      219 19 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2S 0C8, Canada
      Calgary, Alberta T2S 0C8

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      8th Annual Alberta NVC "Communicating Heart to Heart" Conference

      Cultivating Compassion through Communication
      Life changing language skills for connection and collaboration
      NVC Workshop for everyone at all levels
      February 29-March 1, 2020 in Calgary
      *SPECIAL: Super Early Bird $170*

      Explore the power of NVC or Compassionate Communication

      Speak with clarity in a way more likely to be heard by others
      Learn and experience the transformative skills of Self Empathy
      Untangle your stories and express what really matters to Connect
      Enhance relationships at home, at work, and in community

      Celebrate, support, and have fun being part of a growing community

      More than just a workshop the conference offers concurrent sessions throughout the weekend to give you lots of opportunities to learn about compassionate communication. It is also a great chance to network and meet people from across the province that are doing very cool things with compassionate communication or are simply just curious in learning more about it.
      Lead Trainers:
      Next year we are again planning to have LOH founder Al Tinholt and CNVC Certified Trainer Anne Walton as our leaders for the Alberta NVC Annual Conference!


      Al Tinholt: Effective Communication and Conflict Transformation
      Founder LOH (Language of the Heart) - Private individual and family sessions available s well as custom workshops and trainings!


      Al Tinholt is a rather large teddy bear. He brings an inviting compassionate presence to our event. He is quick to step out of the theory to demonstrate with poetic ease... this is what it sounds like in words! Music to the ears!

      A husband, father, community leader, facilitator/coach, and a long time consultant and CEO. His special interest in transformative communication took root in 1994 when he worked with youth peer support in service programs. In 1995 he co-founded an outdoor experiential leadership experience in the backcountry of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. He has participated in international intensive trainings with NVC founder Marshall Rosenberg. He was co-host for Canada's first CNVC International Intensive Training (IIT) in Whistler BC, His work in the popular workshop series "Language of the Heart" has influenced many CNVC Trainers and he is a resource in the NVC Community.

      His passion for compassionate communication, conflict transformation, restorative circles and conscious leadership has brought him to lead in diverse settings. He facilitates individual edu-therapy, couples co-counselling, community practice groups, treaty 7 workshops, women's correctional facilities, social services ngo's, and Alberta health services/regional public school initiatives to name a few.

      Anne Walton

      Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC),


      Phone # 587 438 8824My introduction to Nonviolent Communication came in 2005 when I participated in a 3 day workshop with Marshall Rosenberg; what I heard there made my heart sing with joy and I knew right then that I wanted to learn this process and share it with others. In 2009, this journey led me receiving the designation Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication.Sharing NVC brings me so much joy and meaning and an abundance of opportunity for growth and self-discovery! I share NVC in Canada and the US at online and in-person trainings and have offered it in organizations, schools, hospitals, conferences, homeless shelters and adult recovery programs.I am so deeply grateful for the enormous shift in my ability to connect with myself and others which NVC has inspired. As a facilitator, I enjoy blending my natural ability to connect with people, my warmth, authenticity and sense of humor to create a learning environment which is fun, energizing and inspiring

      Session Facilitators may include:

      Hope Moffat
      Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)
      Hope Moffatt is a CNVC-certified trainer who lives in Fort McMurray where she works with early childhood educators and parents to help them support the children in their lives. She weaves NVC into her life and work and play – sings with the local Golden Years Singers, and has co-hosted a monthly singing/drumming/arts gathering called the Full Moon Café for the last 15 years. Hope offers support and workshops to anyone interested in enriching their lives through connection and compassion.

      Val Brandham

      Val is back after wowing everyone with her insights around children last two years. Val calls herself a passionate newbie to NVC and never does things in half measure. Having been drawn to Marshall Rosenberg’s work in January 2015 her gung ho attitude lead her to start using components of NVC with her clients and families before she even finished Marshall’s book. Since that enthusiastic beginning, Val has attended several NVC workshops, an IIT, a few NVC Conferences and has incorporated compassionate communication into her work as a high school counselor, educator, Family Violence Treatment Program group facilitator, and in her own day-to-day living. She loves kids and is becoming fonder of adults as she goes along. She specializes in using compassionate communication with children and adolescents and loves to see them embrace the paradigm of caring and empathy that is created through NVC. “Parents get it too,” she says, “but their kids are usually showing mom and dad how it is really done.” Armed with mindfulness, compassionate communication and neuroscience Val is compassionately participating in changing the world, one connection at a time. When she’s not doing that she teaches scuba diving and is fascinated by clown fish and sea horses.

      Coach Lynda Switzer B.A., B Ed. has been facilitating
      experiential workshops on communication, intimacy and conflict management for
      over two years. She is immersed in practicing self compassion, self acceptance
      and is committed to Non-Violent Communication (NVC). She has an appreciation
      for witnessing the divine in all beings. Relationship alchemist, Coach Lynda is
      certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and has taught individuals
      and groups how to reinvigorate stagnant relationships, increase the quality and
      depth of their connection and, to prevent conflict. Lynda is dedicated to
      choosing love over fear in her own life and to teaching others how to create
      joyful, vibrant and juicy relationships.

      What participants are saying:

      NVC has changed my life. I came to the conference as part of professional development for work. What I have learned has helped me be a more Team Lead, but even more impacting it has given me a way to connect to and express myself to loved ones in a way that I am more likely to be heard! I recommend these workshops to all. - KG, Leadership and Development Consultant
      Al you are an amazing facilitator, listener and support…. I most enjoyed watching you pulling out words from our 'stories' finding meaning in what each person said/shared. So many layers and so fascinating! Keen to see what we can incorporate further…- MW, Project Coordinator Mental Health Capacity Building for Children and Families
      Thank-you for your leadership and teaching and your mindful pauses and your intentional breaths and most of all your humility. Al you get this stuff deeply and that is easily noticed in you!- Rev. E.A.H Calvary Lutheran Parish
      Hi Al, Just wanted to share how connecting and inspiring it was for me see your empathy skills. Seeing you connect with people it really demonstrated to me what it is like to live NVC. I guess it had been a while since I had seen someone really live it. So inspiring. - PC. NVC Trainer Candidate

      February 29 and March 1, 2020, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

      Life Center 219-19 Ave SW Calgary

      Ticket prices
      Before November 30 - $175

      General Admission $225

      Couples SPECIAL for $299

      Group discount: 4th is free - $635

      Cost a concern? We do not want money to prevent anyone from coming - Sponsored and student rates available. Please make a request to Al

      Are you willing to billet someone from out-of-town? Would you enjoy being billeting?

      For offers or requests contact

      Registration below (or register direct by emailing

      Inspiration & Resources
      Learn more about Dr. Marshall Rosenberg (1934-2015) Founder of Nonviolent Communication, NVC.

      Marshall Rosenberg on Wikipedia

      Nonviolent Communication on Wikipedia

      Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life, Life-Changing Tools for Healthy Relationships
      by Marshall B. Rosenberg
      Get the book on Amazon

      Do you hunger for skills to improve the quality of your relationships, to deepen your sense of personal empowerment or to simply communicate more effectively? Unfortunately, for centuries our culture has taught us to think and speak in ways that can actually perpetuate conflict, internal pain and even violence. Nonviolent Communication partners practical skills with a powerful consciousness and vocabulary to help you get what you want peacefully.

      In this internationally acclaimed text, Marshall Rosenberg offers insightful stories, anecdotes, practical exercises and role-plays that will dramatically change your approach to communication for the better. Discover how the language you use can strengthen your relationships, build trust, prevent conflicts and heal pain. Revolutionary, yet simple, NVC offers you the most effective tools to reduce violence and create peace in your life—one interaction at a time.

      “I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” ― Brené Brown

      Cost: Free - 184.34

      Categories: Kids & Family | Religion & Spirituality

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