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NVC Zen: Living in the Paradox of Both/And
  • Fully embrace what you value and be able to let go with equanimity 
  • Shift scarcity-thinking rooted in independence to joyful wanting in an interdependent world
  • Find courage, power, aliveness, and flexibility in reclaiming your vulnerability
  • Find inspiration for your NVC practice across time and history with historical and spiritual leaders such as Buddha, Jesus, Rumi, Rilke, Gandhi, and M.L. King 

Mondays, October 3-24, 2022 (four sessions)
9:00-11:00am Pacific (California) Time


This 2022 live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.

Registration Fee: $213
NVC Library members: $171
Enter coupon code NVCL at time of checkout.


More than ever in our history on this planet, it is essential for us to seek and grow our capacity to transform the either/or thinking that is at the heart of the polarization and separation we all experience.  

Have you ever wondered how to:

  • Ask fully for what you want while letting go of having to have it?
  • Grow your inner freedom while stepping fully into interdependence?
  • Reclaim your power while revealing your human vulnerability?
  • Walk towards radical truth-telling while fully maintaining love?
  • Not take responsibility for other people's experience while fully caring for the impact of your choices?
  • Understand other people's experience without having to agree with them?
  • Persist in asking for what you want while holding everyone's choices sacred?

In this class, you will take a deep tour of the paradoxical land of 'both/and.' By integrating the fragments of truth that you may be conditioned to see as being at odds with each other, you can experience how Nonviolent Communication (NVC) can move ‘either/or’ thinking towards a more non-dualistic, integrated, nonviolent consciousness. This integration can shift perceptions of separation and open the path to wholeness and peace from the inside out, the path to the unity that we all long for in our lives and nations.

In each of our 4 sessions, we will explore one NVC Zen-like paradox in-depth. Each class will include a power-point presentation, a demonstration, and practice in break-out rooms (with some flexibility to changes).  You will have a chance, through modeling and role-playing, to apply the shift in consciousness from either/or to both/and to situations of interest to you from your life. There is no truth that cannot be told in a way that maintains connection!

This course builds on and can be taken separately from or in addition to the introductory session, Living in Paradox Land: from Either/Or to Both/And, which is part of The Communication Difference Nonviolent Communication (NVC) introductory program

  • Video and audio recordings of every session
  • Forum discussion available in the classroom
  • Lifetime access to the classroom
What Happens After I Register?

When you register, you will receive an email with complete instructions on how to access your course.
Note that course recordings display images of active speakers only, and are made available to all registrants.

Dates & Times

This 2022 live course is complete. You can register to receive access to the recorded sessions.

Aya Caspi

About Aya Caspi

CNVC Certified Trainer based in Oregon House, California.

Aya has dedicated herself to applying radical, uncompromising nonviolence in every small detail of life, starting with the ongoing laboratory of her family, including her three children. She continually grapples with the joys and challenges of being raised in Israel and finds deep meaning and hope in applying NVC to the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its effect on the regional community.

She works with individuals, families, groups, and organizations, responding to their issues and challenges with a depth of empathic understanding that is likely to take your breath away.

Aya has brought her...