Max’s book: “Loving Conflict: A New Alternative to Couple’s Counseling” available in audio, kindle and paperback here on the website!
Max Rivers, This Marriage Mediator
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Max Rivers has a unique ability to adapt Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC™ to different needs.
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.
You are encouraged to buy his book (below) and read the first 3 chapters before your first session, which is available on this website, below.
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.
You can learn more at TheMarriageMediator.net as well as watch videos of clients discussing their experience with the Teamwork Mediation Method.
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.
The Teamwork Method Training Program
If you are interested in using the Teamwork Method in your mediation, coaching or counseling practice (or just to deepen your use of the method in your life) Max is now offering the Teamwork Method Training Program (TMT).
For more information about the training, videos and an interactive blog, as well as an application form, click here.
Non-Standard Relationship Mediations
Max has developed a nation-wide practice of helping LBGTX relationships, couples opening up their marriages and polyamorous relationships to learn the skills they need to mediate their own relationships under the guidance of and experienced practitioner.
We’ll help you resolve your presenting challenges, support your relationship choices, and teach you E-NVC skills so that you can maintain your own relationships.
I’m really looking forward to your book; I heard your talk on KPFA & have been checking out your videos. I want to have super pleasurable relationships.
Thanks for your incisive, powerful work!
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 on a memory stick 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.
I’m enjoying, even savoring your book. I read, ponder, digest, integrate and re-read… It’s a masterpiece!
We find your writing to be extremely original, insightful and useful. It has been very valuable for us already… great appreciation I have for this amazing piece of work.
Thank you! I love how articulate you are, I could understand your way of speaking more than most books I ve read!
This is a must read for anyone in relationship
Session and Book Review
Max is a very EFFECTIVE mediator in that he knows how to be direct with people to get results and still remain soft and caring at the same time. If someone is considering couples counseling, they should try THIS ASAP.
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!
I just want to thank you again for the NVC classes that I took back in 2009 … I feel like it has completely changed MY LIFE in a good way!
What initially drew me to it, I heard from my friend that it was present-focused and not a long-term therapeutic model. It’s turned out to be tools to handle things within the relationship
After Couple's First Skype Session
Thanks for thinking of me! I have been reflecting on your wisdom! I wish all kids had NVC in their education so we could all grow up to be wise and reflective, and sensitive to everyone we encounter! Thanks for your session. I will be scheduling our next session soon.
I came back over and over again throughout the years. The one thing I want to do is go to Max’s NVC classes so much so that I was riding my bike 26 miles one-way.
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You may not remember me, but I’m a huge fan. I “teach” NVC to everyone I meet, especially my daughter, who has adopted it as her own now. And one hypnosis session with you changed my life.Richard
Max in particular deepens the material, He added new fresh insights that build on Marshall’s existing work.
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.
Max and Elise Rivers
Creators of E-NVC
Max and Elise Rivers. Pioneers in a completely new form of mediation with over 10 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.