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Winter Spring 2024 Thrive-Shop Series

Unlock the Power of Compassionate Communication in the 2024 Winter/Spring Thrive-shop Series offered by Liesbet Bickett and John Lichter!

Join Liesbet and fellow facilitator John Lichter for a transformative journey as we dive into a series of four enriching thrive-shops designed to enhance your communication skills, deepen your connections, and foster peace within your relationships. Our thrive-shops are grounded in the principles of restorative practices and nonviolent communication, offering practical tools to navigate conflict, build trust, and promote understanding.

All thrive-shops are held at:

The Sanctuary

1301 J Street, Arcata, CA 95521


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Hearing and Being Heard in Love

Unlock the power of heartfelt communication and empathetic listening in your relationship with "Love's Dialogue." Learn to express your feelings, needs, and requests clearly and authentically. Cultivate active listening skills to connect with your partner on a deeper level. Unleash the potential for understanding, and connection that resides within the love you and your partner(s) share.

Sunday, January 21st, 1-4pm

The Sanctuary, Arcata, CA

Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm


Build trust, connection & responsibility.

Discover the transformative power of authentic communication in parenting.

Learn how to use communication to:

  • Build bridges of understanding between you and your child.

  • Listen with an open heart.

  • Connect authentically with compassion.

  • Empower growth and independence while building trust and connection.

Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm

The Sanctuary, Arcata, CA

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Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 1-4pm
Mother and Child


An introduction to Restorative Parenting

Delve into the transformative world of Restorative Practices in Parenting. Discover the principles that empower parents to foster peace and joy while reducing conflicts within their families. This introduction to the tools and processes of Restorative Practices will help parents shift from "control over" to "empowerment with" in their relationships with their children.

Sunday, March 24th, 1-4pm

The Sanctuary, Arcata, CA

The Sanctuary, Arcata, CA


A journey within

Join us for a transformative journey into the depths of self-connection and self-listening. This immersive thrive-shop draws inspiration from a rich tapestry of practices, blending principles from various disciplines to help you unearth your authentic self. Through a combination of experiential exercises, discussions, and self-inquiry, you'll embark on a profound exploration of your inner landscape.

Sunday, April 7, 1-4pm

The Sanctuary, Arcata, CA

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