Nonviolent Communication and Conflict Resolution


What's Happening

Do you sometimes feel torn between the impossible choices of stuffing your anger and ignoring your own needs, or speaking up for yourself and facing the anger of someone else?

Nonviolent Communication is a four step process to help you express and honor your own needs in a way that holds the least probability of triggering the other person. 

This way of speaking also informs our way of thinking - moving us from focusing on ideas about who is right or wrong, or good or bad, and instead, focusing on what needs people are trying to meet, and how we can work together to find strategies that meet everyone's needs.

For parenting, this way of speaking makes sure to protect the child's self esteem, while still giving them the behavioral correction they need to grow well in our society.

And when turned inward; when our self talk can become more compassionate, we experience more non-judgement, self acceptance, confidence, and ability to love others.

"Why they teach calculus and the principle exports of Peru in school, when you need that information pretty much never, instead of Nonviolent Communication, which you need EVERY DAY, is beyond me." - Jane Martin, psychotherapist. 


Appropriate for 14yrs and up. 

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019

12:00 - 5:00pm

Sliding scale 25-50.00

To register, RSVP below, and mail payment made out to ReTribe to:


14 Maple Leaf Farm Rd

Underhill, VT


12pm-5pm with breaks.

We will participate in a variety of games and processes to learn the concepts of nonviolent communication, and then move on to applying them to mediate conflict for others.

Practice sessions with each other's help will be challenging and hilarious. This will be a safe space to learn.

What to Bring

Please Bring:

  • A potluck snack to share

sliding scale
If you can't come

We'd love to hear from you if you have an interest in NVC. Talk is going around about having bi-weekly practice sessions of NVC.

If you'd be interested, email to

ReTribe Hostel

Our ReTribe Hostel is open!

We have four bedrooms in the upper barn, with two bathrooms and a living room. There is a little kitchenette as well.

Cost to stay over is 35.00.

Text 802 858-5316 to reserve a room.

Please note that the day before/after events if you'd like to tent on our land, that is fine. Let us know, and please use the bathrooms in the dining hall.

We have some requests to help us make Northernshire healthy and accessible for all.  

We appreciate if you:

-Don't idle your car anywhere on campus, helping to keep our air clean.

-Wear only natural/unscented products (meaning no products with Fragrances or Perfumes including fabric softeners. We have some community members with chemical senstivities. 

-Bring your own dishware to functions, and feel free to wash them in our kitchen. 

Thank you so much!

Directions and Parking

Our new land is at 14 Maple Leaf Farm Rd, Underhill, VT 05489.


You can park in our lot and meet us in the downstairs of the big barn across the street.

Things We Need

Here's a list of things we still need on the land. If you have any of these things let us know before you bring it over in case someone else has already offered. 

Single bed Bunk Beds!

Dining room tables/folding tables (bigger than card tables- the long ones)

Commercial pot hanging rack

Washer and dryer - 1 set small stackable

Single bed mattresses in good shape

Runner rugs for the long halls in the dorm

Nice Floor Rugs

A small wood stove for a cabin or sauna

Nice Standing Lamps

Single bed sheets, full bed sheets, 5 pillows, pillowcases

Good Condition Full Chest freezer


Clothing drying racks

Nice full bed futon couch frames

Folding chairs

outdoor furniture, chairs and benches

Bike Pump

Garden cart

Power tools

Wooden Pallets

Large pieces of canvas for shelter building

Corrugated metal roofing ( It doesn't need to be in good shape just able to keep things dry)

Construction staging

A beautiful donations box

x country and backcountry skis (youth and adult)


Metal and Wooden free standing Shelving

soup bowls (if you have a set of 10 or more)

Soup spoons

back jacks

snow blower

Thank you all so much! We are so grateful for our wonderful supportive community!