Transitions in Life: Rediscovering Your Inner Spark

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  • 5 workshops of 2h30 (including breaks) online on Zoom.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays  23, 25, 30 January and 1, 6 February 2024 at 18:00-20:30 CET/Berlin time (9-11:30 am Pacific time, 11 am-1:30 pm Central)
  • Price: 375 Euro. Sliding scale 295-475 EUR 


How is change affecting your life right now?

Whoosh! It seems like we have all been thrust into massive changes in our lives, doesn’t it? 

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic and significant shifts in world affairs, you may be facing a career change or a divorce. Maybe you’re moving across the country — or to another country… You might be dating for the first time in many years, or considering retirement. Perhaps someone you love is experiencing health issues, or maybe you are in the struggles of change that involve your children or elderly parents…

Change impacts us all in countless numbers of ways. And it can be incredibly confusing and scary to be in the throes of a major transition…

This nurturing, highly experiential course is designed to support you to more easily navigate times of intense change and transition. Expect to be inspired to step forward and embrace the life you want

Over five sessions, you will be invited to explore how you may:

  • find peace amid chaos and spend less time feeling stress;
  • get back to balance faster and see beauty in the challenges;
  • speak your truth to anyone and ask for help when you need it;
  • stop being hard on yourself and much, much more!

Whether you have changed inside, but the rest of your life has not… or your life has turned completely upside down and you don’t know which way is up… or you simply see that change is on the horizon and you want to be ready for it — this course can help you find your way through it with greater peace and clarity.

Once you understand the phases of transition and can recognize where you are in the process, you will be more likely to relax and trust your process


Register today, and get ready to step forward onto a new path! 



Access to video and audio recordings of every session 

Discussion forum available on the Empathic Way Europe platform


When: 23, 25, 30 January and 1, 6 February 2024 (Tuesdays and Thursdays) at 18:00-20:30 CET/Berlin time (9-11:30 am Pacific time, 11 am-1:30 pm Central)(5 sessions / 12h30 in total)

How: Online on Zoom (we will send you the link to the meeting after registration – check your email!).

To participate, you need a stable internet connection, your preferred device with a microphone and camera, and a pen and notebook, if you like taking notes. You also need to be able to communicate in English.

Sessions will be recorded.

Price: 375 Euro. Sliding scale 295-475 EUR. Early bird till 30 November 2023: 275-475 EUR

Contact: If you have any questions, please, send a message to:


About the trainers:

Mary Mackenzie, M.A., is an author, trained mediator, and CNVC Certified Trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She holds a master’s degree in human relations from Northern Arizona University and is the co-founder of the NVC Academy, the only online school for learning Nonviolent Communication.

Mary teaches Nonviolent Communication and other spiritually-based programs to individuals, couples, families, organizations, and spiritual communities through a wide variety of workshops and retreats. Her book Peaceful Living: Daily Meditations for Living with Love, Healing and Compassion offers inspiring practical methods for creating peace in our everyday lives.

As a pioneer of online NVC training, Mary runs her company in harmony with what she teaches. She and NVC Academy co-founder, Mark Schultz, paved the way to NVC online training in 2006 and have been instrumental in alleviating the financial and geographical barriers to learning NVC skills. 

One of her passions is facilitating critical dialogues between people, and she has spent more than 20 years learning a wide variety of effective processes she can draw on in a moment’s notice. Known for her clear communication style, she is especially skilled in helping individuals within groups put aside their preferences and find ways to collaborate with each other that are in alignment with their values. Her ability to cut through the confusion in a group has helped many teams quickly move forward in their desired progress.

Kathleen Macferran is a facilitator, author, Certified Trainer and Assessor for the Center for Nonviolent Communication and the owner of Strength of Connection. 

Kathleen holds a vision for a peaceful, just, and sustainable world. She is committed to co-creating a world where peace replaces violence, love replaces hate, equity replaces inequity, and all people live meaningful lives. She has worked as a Certified Trainer for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) since 2003, and as a CNVC Assessor since 2010.  For 20 years she served as a workshop facilitator for the Freedom Project of Seattle, WA, an organization that supports healing and restoration inside and outside prisons through Nonviolent Communication, mindfulness, racial equity and anti-oppression.

Kathleen travels internationally offering facilitation, system building and conflict transformation using practical skills that lead to reconciliation with ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities. She has worked with individuals, community groups, businesses, schools, colleges, faith-based communities, hospitals, families, prison inmates, and correctional and law enforcement employees. 

Prior to her work with nonviolence, Kathleen spent much of her life bringing harmony to communities through music, including two decades as a classical music conductor and leader of a nonprofit organization, and seven years as a public school music teacher. 

Kathleen is co-author with Jared Finkelstein of Choice: A Field Guide for Navigating the Polarization of Our World and Living Interdependently. She is the author of the children’s books How Giraffes Found Their Hearts and How Giraffes Got Their Ears, and conductor for Giraffe Tales a children’s CD setting those stories to music. Kathleen is the conductor on multiple Rainier Chamber Winds classical music recordings. Her website is where her TEDx talks, books, and music can be found.


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