May 10

(Online) Past Trauma, Current Relationships

Monday, May 10 – Friday, May 14, 2021

Event Time: 9:00-11:30 a.m.

University of Maine - Hutchinson Center
80 Belmont Ave.,, Belfast

The goal of this lively, interactive Nonviolent Communication program is to explore how early life experiences, including traumas such as adverse childhood experiences affect how we relate to people now. Participants will gain clarity about how the brain responds to challenging situations and will experience new insights into choices leading to authentic honest relationships. A five-part program: Monday, May 10–Friday, May 14, 2021 9–11:30 a.m. (with breaks) This dynamic online program will be offered synchronously via Zoom—you’ll need access to a stable internet connection. Participation is encouraged. This is NOT a pre-recorded program. Peggy Smith, M.A., has more than four decades of teaching experience. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a certified trainer with the International Center for Nonviolent Communication. A co-founder of the Maine NVC Network, Smith is at the forefront of bringing empathic thinking and communicating to the midcoast Maine region. Since 1991, Smith has studied with Zen teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh and is a dharma teacher within his tradition. Program fee is $195 with need-based scholarships available. 1.25 CEUs/12.5 contact hours Certificate for completing the entirety of this course This course is considered a Level 1 Nonviolent Communication training. For more information or to request an accommodation contact Michelle Patten, Conference and Professional Development Coordinator,; 207.338.8002.

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80 Belmont Ave.,
Belfast, ME 04915

Using on-site resources and distance learning technology, The University of Maine Hutchinson Center provides undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit programs for personal and professional development. The Hutchinson Center also offers conference services and meeting spaces to private businesses and community organizations, and shares local artists work throughout the calendar year.

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