INTRO: Solve the Mystery of Your People Problems
& Create Safety and Cooperation


“Vika … is a master communicator [with] a masterful understanding….
Both my marriage and my business have benefited a great deal….
And her Intro workshop knocked my socks off.”
— Tom Esch, President, Esch Consulting, LLC, Minneapolis, MN


“I cannot recommend this enough. It’s fascinating,
full of learning, absolutely life-changing.” — Tiffany B.C., Portland, OR


“I got more out of this session than I have gotten from any other NVC group.”
— O.H., Portland, OR



burning man_inner child sculptureAre you having “people problems”?

Are you struggling to understand and get along or get things done with someone in your life — whether at home, at work, or in your community or country?  (The “someone” might even sometimes be yourself.)

Has whatever you’ve been trying been working?

Or are your people problems starting to feel really frustrating, confusing, and uncomfortable, if not downright nerve-wracking, angering, or even destructive in some way?


Have your people problems become more expensive than you can afford in terms of time, energy, distraction, trust, peace, health, and/or money?


Probably what you really want is for things to go smoothly. For people to understand you easily. To effortlessly see things the same way you do. To come to agreement with you without much confusion or struggle. To behave predictably. And ideally, for you to really enjoy each other and feel great about it all along the way.

Unfortunately, that kind of ease and flow and resonance can be pretty rare, even with those we care about most.


The truth is, we really haven’t had any idea what makes people tick, what creates or restores understanding or positive connection, or what’s going on when people say and do things that can seem completely crazy to us.

Until now.

Thanks to key advances in our understanding about the brain, our nervous system, stress, and how all these affect human perception, behavior, and relationships, we now have genuinely effective answers to these questions.


This extraordinary workshop distills the latest findings from Interpersonal Neurobiology, Attachment Theory, Somatics, NVC/Compassionate Communication, and Thriving Life principles into down-to-earth, powerful stories, experiential learning, and easy-to-understand tools you can take home and immediately begin to use to resolve your people problems. 


Hailed by veteran therapists, PhD Psychologists, CNVC Certified Trainers, business consultants, couples and dating singles, people dealing with anxiety or depression, professionals struggling to fulfill their potential, and many others.


Bring the “people problems” you’re facing in your life and discover:

  • What Creates “Crazy” Behavior in us and others (fight, flight/appease, or freeze/confusion/brain fog/numbness), and how to minimize how often it happens and how much damage it does
  • Why People Break Agreements without even seeming to care about the impact on us, and how to prevent this
  • The Hidden Force that’s Hijacking Our Will Power when we really do want to do something, but can’t seem make ourselves do it — and how to use that understanding to get unstuck, fast
  • Why We So Often Don’t Agree with Others about “What Happened,” and how to resolve that
  • The 6 Different Brain States that we can get into, and what you can reasonably expect from yourself or others, when in each one of them
  • How to Skillfully Restore a Sense of Safety, Calm, and Choice in the moment, when things aren’t going so well
  • Why Empathy Doesn’t Always Help — and can even make things worse — and how to know when NOT to use it
  • Why “The Facts” Don’t Always Help — and can even make things worse — and how to know when NOT to use them
  • The 3 Key Skills Required to Navigate Positive Connection
  • A 4-Step Guide to Effective Communication that consistency creates understanding, respect, peace, and thriving

Come join us for this illuminating, relief-bringing, empowering exploration.


In 3 hours, how you see and understand yourself and others will change forever … in ways that create remarkable new possibilities for SAFETY and THRIVING: responsive connection; genuine cooperation and satisfaction; getting things done (with quality); stable peace; and real, bone-deep happiness at home, at work, and in our neighborhoods, nation, and world.



Anyone having “people problems,” including:

  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Singles getting back into dating
  • Neighbors
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • NVC Practitioners and Trainers (many say this the most practical, easy-to-understand approach to NVC they’ve ever seen)
  • Therapists, Counselors, and Social Workers
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Small Business Owners
  • Corporate Managers
  • Politicians
  • Anyone working with individuals or groups
  • Anyone who wants to better understand themselves or other people


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“I felt connected to others in the same struggle, relief with the explanation
of what’s happening, and tools to find ways out of the red zone.” –R, Portland, OR USA


“[Vika’s] understanding and practice of NVC (including her integration of
brain science, NVC, and her Thriving Life principles) is so impressive,

I’ve integrated key elements of her approach into my own work.
— Fred Sly, PhD, CNVC Certified Trainer, Portland OR USA








Vika Miller, MA



By donation ($25 to $95 requested, no one turned away for lack of funds)



  • ST. PAUL, MN:  Friday, June 2, 6:15-9:30pm, just south of downtown, 55107
    (doors lock at 6:30pm; location details provided with your reservation confirmation)
  • PORTLAND, OR: Wednesday, June 14, 6:15-9:30pm, Inner SE Portland, 97214
    (doors lock at 6:30pm; location details provided with your reservation confirmation)


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NOTE: This event offers an empowering overview and will offer you a few key tools that you can IMMEDIATELY put to use. For more skill-building, experience my classes and practice groups, including:


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