Thriving in the Woods – 2018


Practice LIVING FROM WHAT’S ALIVE

nestled in the Panther Creek Campground (near the Pacific Crest Trail)

 

FACILITATORS & CO-HOSTS:

Vika Miller, MA and CNVC Certification Candidate
Bradford Blackwood
Caitlin Sills

DATE and TIME:

Thur, July 26, 2018 (arrive 6:30pm)
Fri, July 27, 2018
Sat, July 28, 2018
Sun, July 29, 2018 (depart 4:30pm)

 

LOCATION:

Panther Creek Campground
Gifford Pinchot National Forest
NF-65 and Warren Gap Road
Carson, WA 98610 USA
(60 Miles east of Portland, Oregon)

 

 

 

 

Save $50 when you
register and tent with a friend!

 

Registration closes July 25
(or when the last spaces fill)

 

 

 

 

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CLICK HERE for the LIVING FROM WHAT'S ALIVE GUIDE

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER NOW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DETAILS:

We’ll be sharing our usual open-hearted, real, deep, playful connection in this beautiful wilderness retreat setting.

Come join us for:

  • Campfires, laughter, and stories
  • Community Satsang, exploring questions and sharing wisdom about the things that are most important to you. Choose from these topics and suggest your own:
    • Authenticity, Vulnerability, and Safety
    • Brain Calming Tools
    • Creating Choice Regardless of Circumstances: Managing Reactivity and Reclaiming Presence
    • Healthy Boundaries
    • Resonant Empathy and Connection
    • Safety, Respect, Trust: What Do These Really Mean and How Can We Cultivate Them?
    • The Missing Operator’s Manual for Your Brain
    • The Magical Powers Created When We Combine Neuroscience, Attachment Theory, and Nonviolent Communication
    • Ask for one or more of these, and/or request your own when you register, we’ll create it together!
  • Presence Practice – time enough throughout the weekend for everyone who’d enjoy it to receive the transformational support of compassionate, resonant empathic community
  • Compassionate Noticing – experience the astonishing resonance and healing power of this luminous mindfulness practice that deeply empowers your capacity for presence and choice during challenging moments (so you can practice NVC/stay in alignment with your values and commitments even when you’re upset)
  • Tai Chi for Thriving – takes tai chi basics (straight back; movement around the core; the energies ward off, rollback, press, & push; and slow and intentional movement) and flavors them with Thriving Life basics: present moment awareness and aliveness, feeling into your own body, boundaries, understanding intention. The result? A blossoming felt-sense, lived experience of Thriving Life principles and values
  • Your full choice to participate in whatever moves you, at any time = practicing living from what’s most alive in you at any time. (Click here to download your free “Living From What’s Alive” Guide)
  • Steep yourself in delightful, authentic connection
  • Nourish your well-being with your Thriving Tribe in a natural paradise

 

* JUST A FEW SPACES LEFT *

 

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CLICK HERE to REGISTER NOW

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ABOUT your HOSTS:

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Vika Miller, MA, Brainspotting Facilitator, and CNVC Certification Candidate,
has been reconnecting people to their authentic values and power — and to each other — for more than 30 years. She’s been integrating Nonviolent Consciousness principles into her work for more than 18 years, has taught NVC to inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, and now is delighted to include key findings from Neuroscience and Attachment Theory research in in her offerings. Vika lives in Portland, Oregon and Minneapolis, Minnesota.

You’ll enjoy Vika’s authenticity, warmth, clarity, playfulness, and passion.

 


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Bradford Blackwood is an avid NVC practitioner and longtime member of our Presence Practice community now living with his young son Milo in Reno, Nevada.

Bradford has an infectious sense of fun, a deep love of nature, a delightful empathic presence, and a beautiful, warm heart.

 

 

 

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Caitlin Sills,
our beloved Retreat Coordinator, is a Portland, Oregon entrepreneur and member of our Presence Practice community.

Caitlin is passionate about play, integrity, and authenticity, has a deep love for her wonderdog Loki and other animals, totally digs camping and being in nature.

Her warm and caring heart plus her deeply comforting command of details makes her a huge gift to our retreat community.

 

 

 

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Falls Creek Falls - one of our Retreat Weekend destinations

Falls Creek Falls – one of our Retreat Weekend destinations

 

WHO IS THIS RETREAT FOR?This retreat is for anyone longing for more authentic connection with themselves, Life/Nature, or others, including anyone who’d love a welcoming place to practice living from what’s alive.Please feel welcome to click on these links for some helpful background information about:

  • The Thriving Life approach to NVC
  • Presence Practice
  • Compassionate Noticing
  • Tai Chi for Thriving
  • Note: “Compassionate Noticing Conversation (CN-Conversation) is a delightfully social, conversational form of Compassionate Noticing. In CN-Conversation we DO interact with each other about what’s arising in each of us. It’s like a “present moment, noticing-what’s-arising, resonant, conversational Ping-Pong.”

Beginners are warmly welcomed!

 

 

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SCHEDULE of ACTIVITIES:

Click here for the “Loose Schedule of Activities” for the weekend. We’ll create our actual offerings from your requests. And, everyone will be supported in living from what’s alive in the moment.

 

TUITION and LOGISTICS:

STANDARD REGISTRATION
(closes midnight July 25):

$195-$345 sliding scale per person, based on your camping preferences. See below for camping options.

(Funds a little tight? A very limited number of partial scholarships are available. Click here for details and to make a Mutual Support Proposal. Please understand, due to the complexity of administering this equitable exchange program, we can only respond to partial scholarship requests made using this form — no direct emails, please.)

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:

  • By email only
  • 50% refund for cancellations made June 27 – July 14
  • 25% Thriving Life credit for cancellations made after July 14

FOOD & DINNERWARE:

Bring whatever will meet your needs! (food, coolers, plates, cups, eating & cooking utensils, cookware)

CARS:

$9 per car PER DAY; please add this amount to your tuition. (We’ll help you with coordinating carpooling for arrival and departure. Carpoolers, please remember to contribute to your driver’s gas and parking costs.)

FIREWOOD:

We will provide firewood (it must be purchased within 10 miles of the campground – campground rules).

KIDS & DOGS:

We’d rather not, we’re worried about noise & distraction. And, if you’d like to attend, have no other possible arrangements, and think you might have a creative solution that will meet everyone’s needs, we’d be open to discussing it

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REGISTRATION & CAMPING OPTIONS:*

 

STANDARD REGISTRATION – June 30 and after (save up to $50!):

  • $195-$295 sliding scale – register and share a tent with friends (save $50 each!)
  • $220-$320 sliding scale – register with friends and tent alone (save $25 each!)
  • $245-$345 sliding scale – register on your own and tent alone

 

Registration closes July 25 (or when the last spaces fill). 

* A very limited number of partial scholarships are available, in exchange for event assistance or other Thriving Life NVC in-kind support, and sharing a tent. Click here for details.

 

CLICK HERE to REGISTER NOW

 

 

TO REGISTER:

Click here or click on the button to the right >>>

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

For more information, or if you have questions, please feel welcome to call us at 503-862-9695 or email us at events [at] thrivinglifenvc [dot] org.

 

 

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