Maryland Event Listings

Sex, Lies, and NVC

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:15pm

Presented by Barbra Esher

In an NVC workshop recently, we discussed what stimulated the feeling of shame. For some people, SEX was on the top of their list. Many expressed that they would like to work more extensively on this topic.

Whether we are in a relationship or not, sex can be an amazing, beautiful, passionate, precious, and sacred part of life. Being able to talk about sex with ease, be fully present when others talk about it, and be in full self-expression of our own sexuality are innate yearnings within us. NVC can support us in healing old wounds and living life more fully.

  • Enhance your comfort in talking more openly about sex  
  • Transform old beliefs about sex that don't serve Life
  • Feel empowered to clearly ask for what you want 
  • Learn how to hear and say no with compassion  
  • Experience the safety, care, and fun of a supportive community in which you can learn and grow! 

I want to thank Roger Sorrow and Anne Walton, whose workshop “Let’s Talk Sex” has informed this seminar tremendously!


Love and Labels

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 1:00pm - 4:15pm

Chris will lead this beginners session as we explore our love of labels.  How we use them, why we use them and their profound impact on us.
We will practice play Disable the Label and practice the four ways we can respond when we hear labels.

Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul: Women's Wellness Retreat

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 12:00am - Sun, 04/08/2018 - 12:00am
Nurture Your Passion, Nourish Your Soul Retreat Weekend - Knoxville, Maryland
Thursday, April 5 (7:00pm) - Sunday, April 8 (3:00pm)
This retreat is for any woman who is serving, caretaking, or contributing to the world AND holding frustration, anger, or sadness in her heart. It will give you the space and support to help you apply non-violent communication in your home, work, or when out in the world and remember what’s important so you can better serve your community and the people in your life who need you. It will give you the skills, practices, and tools to listen to your heart, voice your truth, and be truly effective during this important time!
This retreat is led by Leora Ward, who brings together compassionate communication and coaching techniques based on years of NVC practice to help people brave difficult conversations with ease and confidence every single day. Leora is a certified professional life coach through Coaching for Transformation and a graduate of the Bay Area NVC Leadership Program.
Email Leora [at] healinginservice [dot] com to find time for a one-on-one complimentary call, where we can decide together whether this is the right retreat for YOU.

More information on how to register and accept yourself in all your imperfection and messiness can be found at