Phases of the Moon, the newsletter of the Maine NVC Network
Volume Seven, Issue Eight:
NVC & Social Change, Part 2

Our newsletter appears approximately once a month. Our purpose is to contribute to the NVC learning of people who have taken at least an NVC Level 1 workshop, and help us stay connected as we endeavor to deepen a culture of peace within ourselves, our families and the world. We believe a Level 1 offers so many new ways of thinking that additional support for learning and integration could be helpful.

We endeavor to make each edition informative, connecting, inspiring and fun. Please let us know how the newsletter might contribute to your NVC well-being. Email: newsletter at

In continuation of our current focus on Social Change, in lieu of a feature article, we offer three links that we find very inspiring.


Upcoming Trainings

Trainings listed here are in the Maine region. If you wish to list an event, please follow our guidelines for submission. Please note that both certified and non-certified trainers, (who are willing to follow certain requirements of the Center for Nonviolent Communication), may be leading the posted trainings. Listing here does not imply endorsement by the Maine NVC Network of the trainer or the event.

Level 1 trainings this autumn:


Relational Health Certificate Program, October 2016 – March 2017, Belfast, ME
3.6 CEUs / 36 contact hours
Peggy Smith will be teaching a session in this course.


Bringing Mindful Speech To Life
Sixth Annual Mindfulness Retreat
January 27-29, Nobleboro, ME

led by Dharma Teacher Peggy Smith, and Theodate Lawlor,
members of Thich Nhat Hanh's Tiep Hien Order
This retreat fills early, so if you are interested, register now.
Online registration, followed by online payment option here.
Printable pdf flyer with mail-in registration option here.


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  • Monthly Empathy Circle:
    • Belfast, ME
      Second Friday of each month, 10am-1pm (formerly first Friday)
      Open Communication office, 243 High Street, Belfast
      You are welcome to come when you can.
      If this is your first time coming, please contact Linda beforehand:
      Phone 207-322-2122
      email: chezcote5 at

    • Authentic Communication Groups
      Falmouth, ME

      with Andrea Ferrante, trainer and coach
      Two groups meet biweekly, one on alternate Wednesdays; the other on alternate Mondays.
      Authentic Communication Groups are coaching groups designed to open you up to an approach to living that offers greater peace, personal empowerment, and conscious connection to that which sustains and enriches life.

    • See also the Practice Groups page.

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Thank you!


Paid Announcements

Clarity Services, LLC
Now Accepting Clients

Helping groups of people think together collaboratively and effectively
Free 30 minute initial consultation:
email: leah at


Open Communication

welcomes individuals and couples, who want NVC-based support, to meet with them at their new office in Belfast, ME
Please contact Peggy:
email: peggy at


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