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February 2017 : Event Details
Fri, Feb 3 - 3:30pm
Sun, Feb 5 - 4:00pm
Kathleen Macferran
Mary Mackenzie
Life = Change. Transitions: Rediscovering the Spark Within
Create the life you dream of!
Kathleen Macferran & Mary Mackenzie

During this nurturing, experiential three-day workshop at Prairiewoods (120 East Boyson Road in Hiawatha), you will be challenged to step toward and embrace the life you want! Have you changed inside, but the rest of your life has not? Has your life turned upside down and you don’t know which way is up? Do you simply see change on the horizon and want to be ready? This workshop will invite you to find peace amid the chaos, spend less time being stressed, get back to balance faster, speak your truth to anyone, stop being hard on yourself, ask for help when you need it and see beauty in challenges.

Led by nationally renowned speakers Kathleen Macferran and Mary Mackenzie, this workshop will use the frameworks of Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication and William Bridge’s Managing Transitions. Kathleen Macferran is a Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) certified trainer/assessor and the owner of Strength of Connection. She authored and conducted Giraffe Tales, a children’s story CD set to music.

Mary Mackenzie, MA, is a CNVC trainer, the author of Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion, the executive director of Peace Workshop International and the co-founder and lead trainer of NVC Academy.

Continuing education units (CEUs) are available for for marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers and registered nurses.

The cost is $370 (or $395 after Jan. 6) and includes sessions, materials, lodging, Friday dinner, and Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch. (Or share a room for $350, or $375 after Jan. 6.) The commuter fee is $260 (or $285 after Jan. 6) and includes sessions, materials, Friday dinner, and Saturday and Sunday lunch.    

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Regular Registration Fees
$285.00 Commuter (None Available)
$395.00 Single w/ Shared Bath (None Available)
$375.00 Double w/ Shared Bath (None Available)
Program Code: 17PPD10638
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