July 26, 2005
Dr. Marjorie Timms, Ph.D., former Academic Director for Boulder
Creek Academy, will facilitate the Nonviolent Communication
Workshops in Bonners Ferry, ID.
Imagine a world in which conflict is no longer necessary,
a world in which individuals, families, schools, businesses,
communities and countries can resolve their differences peacefully,
using a language of nonviolence.
Nonviolent communication, ‘The Language of the Heart,’ is
based on Ghandi’s view of nonviolence as the state that exists
when “violence has subsided from the heart.” This approach
was introduced by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg and is currently
practiced in 40 countries throughout the world.
Marjorie Timms trained with the International Center for
Nonviolent Communication and led NVC groups and programs in
Arizona for several years prior to moving to Northern Idaho.
NVC was introduced last year to students and faculty of Boulder
Creek Academy, along with a group of area residents who met
each week at BCA to “practice” using the process of compassionate
communication. The Center for Nonviolent Communication has
issued a special invitation to all former CEDU employees who
may be interested in working with this system as they move
on to new employment or join the soon-to-be open new schools
in Boundary County.
On Tuesday evening, August 2, Boundary County and area residents
will have the opportunity to experience a way of communicating
in which everyone’s needs can be met in a nonviolent, compassionate
dialogue. This free event runs from 7-9:30 p.m., at the United
Methodist Church in Bonners Ferry and is open to all area
In a relaxed and open exchange, participants will have the
opportunity to consider a workable method for interacting
with others in ways that are powerful, without being a power
struggle—open, honest, and authentic, without leading to conflict.
The introduction will include practical tools for communicating
with feelings being acknowledged and needs identified and
The introductory evening will be followed by three workshops
on August 9, 23, and 30, with an opportunity to participate
in a regular NVC Practice Group, starting on Sunday evening,
August 21. All events are offered free of charge; those who
wish may make a contribution to the Center for Nonviolent
To register for the NVC Introduction, Workshops, and Practice
Group, call Marjorie Timms at 208-267-4241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Nonviolent Communication, please
visit the website: http://www.cnvc.org