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The WCI Articles Series

Are you hungry for stories about how NVC works in real-world situations? What about how people committed to activism, social change and supporting others stay energized and resourced to do this work?  In order to introduce the trainers of this year’s West Coast Intensive (WCI), we’ve decided to share some of our real-life experiences. If you want to be inspired, sign up to receive the article series or like our Facebook page to receive notices when we post each article.

The 2017 WCI Articles

Including All Without Excluding Any

By Ranjana Ariaratnam, David Johnson, Talli Jackson, and Roxy Manning For this final article in the WCI 2017 series, we decided to write jointly. This article is our invitation for you to think about inclusion [...]

Showing Up Fully with My Dad

By David Johnson When I first began to immerse myself in the study of Nonviolent Communication, I faced a dilemma that I think is not uncommon. I was excited by what I was learning and [...]

The Healing Power of Creative Expression

By Ranjana (Ranji) Ariaratnam It was a Friday evening at the end of an ordinary week. But something was wrong. I felt a heaviness and an unwellness that I just could not describe. Not unwell [...]

Discovering My Creativity

By David Johnson Ranji stood in front of me holding the book and for a few moments it was impossible for me to take in what she was saying. How did she know? How could [...]

Caring and the Expanded Self

By Talli Jackson When I was first introduced to the idea of “self-care,” the impression I walked away with was that it meant doing what I needed to take care of myself as an individual. [...]

Tips For These Uncertain Times

By Roxy Manning The events that have unfolded since the election continue to stimulate a huge amount of fear in me and those around me. I’ve had many sleepless nights since November, stemming from my [...]

The 2016 WCI Articles

Don’t Help Anyone!

By Ranjana (Ranji) Ariaratnam Sitting in the bedroom of the 1940s cottage nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains, the slightly musty smell tickling my nose, I was filled with despair.  I looked out the window, [...]

Release the Body, Release the Past

by David A. Johnson It began as an ordinary day, and perhaps the fact that any day in that place had become ordinary was in itself telling.  I walked along the crest of the [...]

The Power of Authenticity + Care

by Roxy Manning Where in your life do you stay silent and not show up fully? What prevents you from showing up? Do you wonder if it is possible to be intensely authentic and real and [...]

Walking Towards Conflict

by David A. Johnson I'll tell you a secret – you may not believe me, but I’ll tell you anyway.  There have been times I have felt more out of place in the States than [...]