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Max Rivers, This Marriage Mediator
“I really appreciated Max’s ability to teach the concepts and demonstrate how they were working for us specifically. For a first session, I was in awe about his ability to understand so deeply a need that I had buried for a long time. I love his unique view on relationships and conflicts presented in the book, and it was matched by his artful and compassionate mediation skills. Thank you Max!” LT 2023
Max Rivers has a unique ability to adapt Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC™ to intimate relationships.
Max has developed a six-session (maximum) process for teaching couples how to self-mediate their own relationships using his unique Embodied-NVC (Non-Violent Communication) designed specifically for use in intimate relationships.
The first couples session is guaranteed – if either of you feel there was no value to the session, there is no charge. If you decide to proceed after the first session, we’ll negotiate a fee (based on our sliding scale as a starting place) that is agreeable to all three of us; and I’ll have an idea of about how many sessions I expect it to take (up to a maximum of six).
The Teamwork Method is a unique combination of Embodied NVC (Non-Violent Communication (c) created by Marshall Rosenberg) and Teamwork Mediation. In the first part of the process, we teach you E-NVC to help each of you become clear about your heart’s desires (what Marshall called your Universal Human Needs) and then how to share them with your partner and how to listen for their feelings and needs (called Empathy) instead of judging and arguing with each other about your differences. Once all the needs are on the table, then we teach you the negotiation skills of Teamwork Mediation so you can create win-win resolution in which everyone feels their needs are being heard, understood, respected and met.
Along with reading assigned chapters in my book, Loving Conflict, and practicing using the homework I give you, I can teach you all of these skills in six or fewer sessions.
In our experience, conflict is actually just misunderstood difference. And getting the benefit of the particular difference that you were attracted to (because you need this difference in your life) is the whole point of relationship.
We believe conflict is your relationship trying to go deeper. But there are often two things in the way of achieving this deeper form of intimacy: old wounds and new communication skills to handle the deeper level of closeness. Our process teaches you how to be co-healers of your old hurts, and co-creators of the relationship you have both always wanted.
We’ll help you resolve your presenting challenges, teach you E-NVC skills, as well as give you a deep understanding of what is motivating you and your partner so that you can maintain your own relationships.
Max’s Book: “Loving Conflict” is available in:
Paperback and Kindle Versions
You can purchase “Loving Conflict” on http://Amazon.com Prime
Paperback for $24.95
Kindle for $9.98
You can purchase half-hour readings with commentary by Max at our own Audio_Book_Store
Individually for $2.99
By the Chapter (2 or 3 half-hour readings) for $4.99
By the Section (4 chapters) for $11.99
Buy the whole book for $15.00.
You can purchase pre-recorded healing hypnosis trance recordings at our Hypnosis Recordings Store
There are trances for:
Sleep, Rest and Sleep Apnea
Each recording is $15.00 and will be emailed to you as an MP3 file with instructions.
PDF and eBook
Video of Max Reading His Book: Loving Conflict
You can also watch videos of Max reading his book “Loving Conflict” on the book’s Facebook page:
(There are 30 half-hour videos).
Neil Sattin did a great interview that explains pretty much Max’s whole theory and practice.
Sashi focuses on how Max’s method teaches couples skills for Conscious relating.
Max interviewed from the perspective of NVC (Non-Violent Communication) and NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming).
In today’s episode, we are joined by Max Rivers, marriage mediator and author of Loving Conflict. Max’s practice focuses on nonviolent communication and helping couples hear what the other truly desires.
Thanks for your incisive, powerful work!
Session and Book Review
I have no doubt that Max’s honest, compassionate, straightforward approach can help couples with all sorts of issues who want to have a return of intimacy and create a much deeper relationship that they desire.
Also, EVERYONE should read Max’s book “Loving Conflict” which is packed with useful information that gets to the root of problems in a loving, truthful manner. I will be recommending this book and am blown away by it – it resonates in a way a lot of other NVC does not in the way things are described and laid out and the examples that are used – a must read!!!
See Max/read his book if you are looking for more depth or prevention of more conflicts and also to grow yourself.
THANK YOU, MAX!
After Couple's First Skype Session
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I think he’s an extraordinary teacher. I even hesitate to say that, he’s also a model himself, helping us to feel the way it would feel to live with this kind of life perspective on daily basis.
To me it’s been an extraordinary experience. I think everybody from all walks of life in all situations could benefit greatly from taking from taking a course like this.
In addition to doing NVC-Based Couples Teamwork mediation, Max is also a Moderator for the Braver Angels Depolarization workshops.
At Braver Angels, our work is about building a house united.
Our mission is to bring Americans together to bridge the partisan divide and strengthen our democratic republic.
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See the article below describing Max’s Braver Angels work…
Max and Elise Rivers
Creators of E-NVC
Max and Elise Rivers. Pioneers in a completely new form of mediation with over 20 years experience helping couples learn the skills necessary to make any marriage work. But we do more than just mediate your conflicts, we teach you how to resolve your own conflicts.